Friday, June 19, 2009

Another Baby Drowned Today

This time in Texas City -- in an aboveground pool. They say those are the most dangerous -- that when you have a permanent pool you have a heightened level of preparedness and an awareness of the danger that you don't get with a temporary pool.

It breaks my heart.

But I did hear one thing that might make a difference. If you ever find a child in a near-drowning experience, you can do the Heimlich maneuver on them first, before starting CPR. It expels water from the lungs and allows room for your air to to be breathed in. Otherwise, the lungs may be full of water and doing CPR won't make a difference.

I pray that's a piece of information you never have to use.

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