A popular saying goes thus: "There is a thin line between life and death." This saying is very true judging from the event of Friday 2nd July 2021.
I got an emergency call from a cousin whose father was down with stroke and had to be rushed to the hospital two days before the call. He told me his Father just died and came back to life. I wanted to ask him over the phone what happened but he insisted that he would tell me when I come over to the hospital.
At the hospital, he proceeded to narrate what transpired between him and his 68-year-old dad. He said thus:
"I was performing the daily body massage and exercise that morning and concentrated on the hand exercise (because his left hand had gone stiff due to stroke) that requires the hand to be lifted and tied to the ceiling. The exercise was going smoothly until I decided to go downstairs to buy something from a nearby kiosk. I came back 10 minutes later to notice that my dad had slumped and I could not wake him up. I started shouting and praying, then I untied his hand, laying him on the floor; I noticed that his body is going cold and he was not breathing. I started to press down on his chest, opened his mouth and blew air into it. I continued for sometime without response then I picked him up over my shoulder and ran downstairs looking for a means to transport us to the hospital. Some bike men ignored my call for help until a 'good samaritan' came along and accepted to take us to the hospital, I was still calling his name and blowing air into his mouth while carrying him on the bike and halfway to the hospital, he woke up on the bike."
This incident has induced series of thoughts in my mind. What if my cousin does not know the basics of first aid; what if he is not learned enough to respond to emergency situations? Probably, his dad would have died.This has made me realize the importance of learning basic safety measures for every situation. So, we all need to learn first aid tips inorder to save a life.
I think he saved his father's life because he was knowledgeable and learned. What do you think? Drop your comments below!
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