Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ricky's Knee

This week’s installment of Ricky’s Knee is actually serious. I know, I know, I try not to be serious too often but sometimes you do what you have to do.

If you’re going to have a baby or already do, take infant cpr. Marcy and I did while B was very young and last week I had to use it for the first time. B was eating and began to choke on something. Her face initially turned a deep red and started to turn blue. It was only because of that cpr class that I knew to hold her face down and slap her back to clear the obstruction. After a few brisk slaps to the back, she vomited and expelled the culprit. If it wasn’t for the class, I’m not 100% certain that she’d still be with us. Take the class.


Dena said...

Oh my god, that is my worst fear. Good job Daddy of the year! We took the class, but I always wonder if I would freeze in panic mode!
What happened after? Did she look at you and laugh and stick another piece in??!

rick said...

I wish. She vomited a few times and then cried for about 5 minutes straight. She did go back to eating eventually though.