Thursday, January 8, 2009

My good deed for the day

So, you're probably tired of hearing me whine about the gestational diabetes, huh? Today I'll give you a story instead.

I was too rushed to pack a good lunch today (it takes forever to add up all the carbs and sort out portion sizes) so I decided to get a salad at the grocery store. While I was waiting in line the old lady in front of me blacked out. I saw her start to sway and then her knees buckled. I grabbed her right under the arms before she hit the floor. It was a good thing I was there or she would have likely hit her head on the shelving or the floor. I knelt there on the floor holding her head for about 5-6 minutes before she was able to get up into a wheelchair the manager brought over.

She ended up saying she was fine but had some slurred speech. I strongly encouraged her to go to the hospital, but I don't know if she will. The manager took care of her then came and asked me if I was ok. I twinged my back a little, but that's to be expected. I'll be fine but he kept asking me if I wanted an ambulance. It was quite exciting!

5 comments:

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Im so glad you were there! What a day!

UnseasonablyWarm said...

I'm not tired of seeing you write about gestation diabetes! lol I also want to say, that I think your husband is a cutie (don't worry - I'm not scamming on him). ...Jill

Brooke said...

Jill, I think it's because he looks a lot like your husband.

Hooptee said...

WOW! Oh my goodness. Good thing you were there.

btw - feel free to rant about the gestational diabetes as much as you want. It's hard enough to be pregnant let alone deal with that.

Cat said...

Glad you could help her!