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Traumatic night

Post by markopoloman » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:58 pm

Just finding time to chill out.
Went to play darts in the captains cup - and lost to a good friend (good close game).

5 mins later he was on the floor struggling to breath. Ambulance called. I'd got him into the recovery position and cleared his airway .......... and he topped breathing :(

The paramedics took over 15 mins to travel 2 miles - all this time three of us took turns doing chest compressions - with no response at all.

What made matters worse was his wife and son turning up as I was doing the chest compressions -- and even worse is not knowing if they managed to revive him back at the hospital. :cry:


I was strong at the time it was going on, but afterwards the emotions were very hard to control, I've had a few big whiskeys and shed some tears.

I feel really really ......... in shock. Sad. upset. drained. :cry:
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by ToxieDogg » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:10 pm

Holy.... :o

Have you heard anything else MPM? Is he OK?

And are you OK buddy? Must have been one hell of a shock. :(

Got my fingers crossed for him and his family.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by markopoloman » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:16 pm

no news. not even sure who to ask tomorrow :cry:
It's odd - I've had a bath but I can still smell him on my hands (if that makes sense). Also, I'm not allowed to lift anything heavy - he was heavy. No way will I get any Sleep tonight - too upset and to much in pain.

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Re: Traumatic night

Post by ToxieDogg » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:33 pm

Well you know I'm not a religious guy, but seriously my prayers and best wishes are with him, his family and you here.

I wouldn't wish something like that on my worst enemy, :( Hopefully he's getting the best treatment possible and will be OK.

If you need to know anything tommorow, just phone the hospital main number and give his name and a bit of info about what time he was admitted, say you're a friend...they'll be able to find out where he is and how he is for you.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by Katzkatz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:41 pm

Oh dear. Sorry to hear that MPM. I hope you have recovered from all of that shock. I also hope the poor guy who collapsed is okay as well. Keep us updated here.

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Re: Traumatic night

Post by clarance » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:26 am

Know exactly what you're going through - sounds like you're suffering from mild shock - if you can, put everything on hold for a few days, even work if possible - you'll probably find yourself wanting to do strange things - just go with it. All the best.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by r0jaws » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:37 am

That was pretty intense, I hope he recovers. I'd definitely take some time out if you can, I'm sure his family will let you know how he is.
Nice one for giving him first aid like that, you've already massively increased his chances of pulling through by doing so.

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Re: Traumatic night

Post by Havantgottaclue » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:52 am

Reading this makes me realise I should get some first aid training. You may have saved his life there ... I wouldn't have been able to do the same. Well done for giving him a chance, and all the best - I hope you recover soon and your friend does too.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by STranger81 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:54 am

Serious stuff. Hope your mate gets better.

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Re: Traumatic night

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:03 am

Really sorry to hear about this, my thoughts are with you. You did all you could, if it hasn't worked out well you certainly aren't in any way to blame. Inevitably there may be some feelings of guilt, but there's nothing more you could have done.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by resident paul » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:06 am

Hoping for the best for your mate & will take a while for you to get over it.
You did your best at time of situation & now it's up to hospital to do their bit.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by Rinoa » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:34 am

What an awful thing to happen. I hope your friend gets better.

My thoughts are with you both.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:50 am

Holy he'll mate :(
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by Helensification » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:04 am

Sorry to hear of that MPM. Hope your friend is okay and at least you know you did your best for him and if he has pulled through then it is because of the swift action of you and your other mates.

When ringing the hospital, try A&E first as they are most likely to have details of where he is now.
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Re: Traumatic night

Post by delbert_trout » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:35 am

Havantgottaclue wrote:Reading this makes me realise I should get some first aid training.
Me too - I also said the same thing to myself recently when a friend of mine very admirably dealt with a situation. Never know what's round the corner, I definitely want get round to refreshing my first-aid knowledge sooner rather than later.

Very well done MPM mate, as others have said sounds like what you did has made a huge difference to his chances. All the best to you and hope you and your friend are all right.
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