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(SacBee)   Not news: girl saves friend using Heimlich Maneuver. Fark: she learned it on TV. Ultra Fark: she's six years old   (sacbee.com ) divider line
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2012-05-04 08:05:54 AM  
Good thing she learned the maneuver and not just the gesture.
 
2012-05-04 08:11:38 AM  

BurnShrike: Good thing she learned the maneuver and not just the gesture.


Quit being so bloody Prussian.
 
2012-05-04 08:28:33 AM  

Cythraul: BurnShrike: Good thing she learned the maneuver and not just the gesture.

Quit being so bloody Prussian.


Fine, Günter!

/Helga! Helga! Get me a map of everything!
 
2012-05-04 10:17:09 AM  
I once used the Heimlich on my cousin when I was 16 beers old.

/drunker than shiat
 
2012-05-04 10:22:28 AM  
greenobles.com
 
2012-05-04 10:34:34 AM  
Aw...
 
2012-05-04 11:32:50 AM  
I had to do the Heimlich on a friend at a backyard BBQ party. Another friend tried first but wasn't putting enough power into the thrusts. I took over and on the second try I got the piece of steak to pop out but I also made her fart at the same time. People didn't know whether to laugh or not.

/csb
 
2012-05-04 11:48:29 AM  
A hand! A fist! *hoocha hoocha hoocha* Lobster!
 
2012-05-04 11:49:08 AM  
I get all choked up over stories like this.
 
2012-05-04 11:51:38 AM  
For a fairly fresh thread, this one definitely delivers.
 
2012-05-04 11:52:01 AM  
before the thread gets too snarky, I want to say that this is very cool
 
2012-05-04 11:52:12 AM  
Big Deal. Emergency! Was teaching Kids CPR in the 70s.
 
2012-05-04 11:53:11 AM  
www.king-sheep.com
 
2012-05-04 11:59:39 AM  
Now you know she's going to do that to 100 random strangers every day.
 
2012-05-04 12:00:01 PM  
I had to Heimlich a total stranger who was just out on a busy city street eating an apple and walking past me. She started choking and among the eight people nearby I was the only one who knew the Heimlich -learned in a "first aid for moms" course. I did what needed to be done and she was mostly fine after, except for a broken blood vein in one eye. We all went separate ways and it wasn't until I told the story later in the day to a cousin who is a paramedic that I realized had I not known what to do she might have died right there on the street before an ambulance could reach her. It's something you don't know if you'll ever use, or even if it will work when you do it -but knowing it can be the difference between life and death for someone -either someone close or a total stranger.
 
2012-05-04 12:11:14 PM  
And people say TV only shows kids sex and violence, turning 6 year olds into knife-wielding prostitots. But look at this!
 
2012-05-04 12:11:53 PM  
I seriously doubt the kid was able to put enough pressure to do an actual Heimlich maneuver. I'm sure the other kid was choking but probably would have gotten it out anyway.
 
2012-05-04 12:19:49 PM  
we learned the Heimlich Maneuver in school.

I still say a punch in the belly would work better and not look as gay.
 
2012-05-04 12:27:17 PM  
I thought schools had no contact rules? Did she get suspended?

Zero tolerance and all that
 
2012-05-04 12:27:36 PM  

Lincatz: I had to Heimlich a total stranger who was just out on a busy city street eating an apple and walking past me. She started choking and among the eight people nearby I was the only one who knew the Heimlich -learned in a "first aid for moms" course. I did what needed to be done and she was mostly fine after, except for a broken blood vein in one eye. We all went separate ways and it wasn't until I told the story later in the day to a cousin who is a paramedic that I realized had I not known what to do she might have died right there on the street before an ambulance could reach her. It's something you don't know if you'll ever use, or even if it will work when you do it -but knowing it can be the difference between life and death for someone -either someone close or a total stranger.


I used it on my friends son, who was about 6 or 7 at the time. We were camping and he had walked out of the camper with my son, both with Charm pops. My son ran back in the camper and said Aaron was choking, and i went out and performed the maneuver. I was surprised at how much force you actually have to apply. It took 3 thrusts but that charm pop finally burst out of his mouth and flew about 10 ft. It laid on the ground in front of the camper for the rest of the trip. It's an indescribable feeling to go through it, to know that you probably just saved a life.
 
2012-05-04 12:34:52 PM  
Good thing she didn't need CPR instead. I doubt the TV-style "pound on their chest with your fist and scream at them" approach is very effective.
 
2012-05-04 12:55:38 PM  
I missed that episode of "SpongeBob Squarepants".
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-04 01:00:36 PM  
Larry in the Three Stooges Movie calls it the Heineken. I like that name better.
 
2012-05-04 01:00:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-04 01:08:11 PM  
That's nothin'!
I know a five your old kid who rescued a bus full of nuns with the Picard Maneuver.

images.wikia.com
 
2012-05-04 01:20:24 PM  
vodka: I seriously doubt the kid was able to put enough pressure to do an actual Heimlich maneuver. I'm sure the other kid was choking but probably would have gotten it out anyway.

That's a pretty loose interpretation from some limited information. Who are you, Bill Frist?
 
2012-05-04 01:20:56 PM  

SCDA Inc: Lincatz: I had to Heimlich a total stranger who was just out on a busy city street eating an apple and walking past me. She started choking and among the eight people nearby I was the only one who knew the Heimlich -learned in a "first aid for moms" course. I did what needed to be done and she was mostly fine after, except for a broken blood vein in one eye. We all went separate ways and it wasn't until I told the story later in the day to a cousin who is a paramedic that I realized had I not known what to do she might have died right there on the street before an ambulance could reach her. It's something you don't know if you'll ever use, or even if it will work when you do it -but knowing it can be the difference between life and death for someone -either someone close or a total stranger.

I used it on my friends son, who was about 6 or 7 at the time. We were camping and he had walked out of the camper with my son, both with Charm pops. My son ran back in the camper and said Aaron was choking, and i went out and performed the maneuver. I was surprised at how much force you actually have to apply. It took 3 thrusts but that charm pop finally burst out of his mouth and flew about 10 ft. It laid on the ground in front of the camper for the rest of the trip. It's an indescribable feeling to go through it, to know that you probably just saved a life.


Just wait until you have to do that shiat on your own kid. My son was seven and he choked in some bread. I got it to pop free after two thrusts and he went on his merry like nothing had happened. Dad was there to take care of him; as it should be. But as for me, I was a nervous wreck for the rest of the day, and didn't get much sleep that night. I just had to keep getting up to check on him.
 
2012-05-04 01:24:09 PM  
i.ytimg.com
"Mine papa!"
 
2012-05-04 01:39:53 PM  
Frying pan to the bollocks.
 
2012-05-04 01:51:48 PM  

acad1228: SCDA Inc: Lincatz: I had to Heimlich a total stranger who was just out on a busy city street eating an apple and walking past me. She started choking and among the eight people nearby I was the only one who knew the Heimlich -learned in a "first aid for moms" course. I did what needed to be done and she was mostly fine after, except for a broken blood vein in one eye. We all went separate ways and it wasn't until I told the story later in the day to a cousin who is a paramedic that I realized had I not known what to do she might have died right there on the street before an ambulance could reach her. It's something you don't know if you'll ever use, or even if it will work when you do it -but knowing it can be the difference between life and death for someone -either someone close or a total stranger.

I used it on my friends son, who was about 6 or 7 at the time. We were camping and he had walked out of the camper with my son, both with Charm pops. My son ran back in the camper and said Aaron was choking, and i went out and performed the maneuver. I was surprised at how much force you actually have to apply. It took 3 thrusts but that charm pop finally burst out of his mouth and flew about 10 ft. It laid on the ground in front of the camper for the rest of the trip. It's an indescribable feeling to go through it, to know that you probably just saved a life.

Just wait until you have to do that shiat on your own kid. My son was seven and he choked in some bread. I got it to pop free after two thrusts and he went on his merry like nothing had happened. Dad was there to take care of him; as it should be. But as for me, I was a nervous wreck for the rest of the day, and didn't get much sleep that night. I just had to keep getting up to check on him.


Aaron was a bit shaken up at first, but he pretty much bounced right back. It's been 16 years and i still distinctly remember the sound that charm pop made as it clicked against his teeth on the way out of his mouth. phoomp.
 
2012-05-04 02:04:00 PM  
Holy Crap! My son's name is Aaron, as well.
 
2012-05-04 02:30:36 PM  
I had to stop someone from choking to death a while ago and tried the Heimlich Maneuver, but couldn't get it to work. Finally, he sort of dropped to all four's and I ended up just pounding him on the back REALLY hard and the food flew out of his mouth.

Pretty scary...out of maybe 15 people watching all this I was the only one who did anything.
 
2012-05-04 02:42:22 PM  
The spouse and I used it to save an old guy at KFC earlier this year. We were just sitting there having lunch and suddenly this guy started wheezing and clutching at his throat. Literally *every* other person in the dining room (probably around 12 people, including the employees) just stared helplessly. Somebody said "he's choking!" but made no move toward him.

I took one look at the guy, noticed how big he was and how unlikely I would have been able to hustle him into position to do it myself (upper-body-strengthwise, I'm a wet noodle), pointed at the spouse, and basically said, "You. Heimlich." He hesitated for a second but got over there, I showed him how to do it, he did it, the thing popped out of the guy's mouth and he was fine.

Very scary...especially how so many people just stood there and did nothing.
 
2012-05-04 02:50:42 PM  

Scalded Ape: Good thing she didn't need CPR instead. I doubt the TV-style "pound on their chest with your fist and scream at them" approach is very effective.


Of course not. You have to say "Don't you quit on me, you bastard!" Everyone knows that.
 
2012-05-04 04:52:47 PM  

l3randon: Scalded Ape: Good thing she didn't need CPR instead. I doubt the TV-style "pound on their chest with your fist and scream at them" approach is very effective.

Of course not. You have to say "Don't you quit on me, you bastard!" Everyone knows that.


Followed by "Live, damn you! LIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVE!" else it doesn't work.
 
2012-05-04 06:23:19 PM  

Dawnrazor: l3randon: Scalded Ape: Good thing she didn't need CPR instead. I doubt the TV-style "pound on their chest with your fist and scream at them" approach is very effective.

Of course not. You have to say "Don't you quit on me, you bastard!" Everyone knows that.

Followed by "Live, damn you! LIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVE!" else it doesn't work.


You'll have to be strong and ignore your friends who tell you "it's to late" and "you did all you could", they don't know what the hell they are talking about.

If for some reason after all that you do give up and collapse on their chest and start sobbing, don't worry, in a few seconds they will start coughing and gasping for air and you will be a hero.
 
2012-05-04 06:29:54 PM  
Very sorry I typed 'to' when it should have been 'too'. Normally I wouldn't say anything but this is the internet, most grammar mistakes are fine, almost all spelling mistakes are fine but you never know what will ruin someone's day and make them go ape-shiat.

I'm just glad it didn't happen on Facebook.
 
2012-05-04 07:06:27 PM  
Way to go, darlin'.

*bow*

;)
 
2012-05-04 08:55:57 PM  

FROGSTOMPER: Very sorry I typed 'to' when it should have been 'too'. Normally I wouldn't say anything but this is the internet, most grammar mistakes are fine, almost all spelling mistakes are fine but you never know what will ruin someone's day and make them go ape-shiat.

I'm just glad it didn't happen on Facebook.


What's up with your use of single quotation marks around "to" and "too" instead of double quotation marks like I (correctly) used? Jesus farking Christ, way to fark up the whole thread, ass monkey!!
 
2012-05-04 09:38:05 PM  
lol
 
2012-05-05 05:14:26 AM  
The kid's asian, of course she's gonna be wicked smart...
 
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