Recently, Kevin Irle's son Mason had an outpatient surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids. Kevin says the surgery went well, but the following night, shortly after Kevin tucked his son into bed, he and his wife woke up to Mason bleeding profusely from the surgery site, and they knew Mason was in severe trouble.
Kevin says while he was talking with the 911 dispatcher, Mason started having convulsions, then his eyes rolled back in his head, his body went limp, and his lips turned blue. Kevin remembered the CPR training he received twenty-three years ago while he was serving in the Navy. He says the 911 operator kept him calm as he breathed life back into his little boy who never stopped fighting for his life. Mason started breathing again, and his dad says he's getting better every day.
Kevin says there are a couple of things he hopes we'll all keep in mind:
"First, life is fleeting. One minute my little buddy is playing and telling me he loves me and his Mom and the next, I'm holding his lifeless body. Go hug your little ones and love them harder than you ever have. Leave nothing unsaid. How would you feel if you suddenly lost some that meant a lot to you yet they never knew. They are no do-overs in life. When your time is up, it's up.
Second, please, learn CPR. I have never felt so helpless as when I watched his little body bleed and go still. CPR was the one thing I could do and it worked. Imagine, how helpless you would feel if you were unable to even do that. Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, they worked. God is alive and I owe him everything!"
To find CPR classes that are offered near you, please visit http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/FindaCourse/Find-a-Course_UCM_303220_SubHomePage.jsp.
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