Friday, March 25, 2011

Just stay

Just Stay

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

"Your son is here," she said to the old man.

She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed.All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.

Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.

"Who was that man?" he asked.

The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.

"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."

"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

"I knew right away there had been a mistake,

but I also knew he needed his son, and his
son just wasn't here.

When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."

I came here tonight to find a Mr. William Grey.

His son was Killed in Iraq today, and I was sent to inform him. What was this Gentleman's Name?

The Nurse with Tears in

Her Eyes Answered,

Mr. William Grey.............

The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay.




(love this line)



Friday, March 18, 2011

3rd grade sing a song for the soldiers !!!! You'll love it!

Didn't know if you've seen this.

Just beautiful !

After all the bad press over a few teachers
who stepped out of line teaching songs to our children, this one is one you will be so proud to hear. At the end of the song you can order
the sheet music.

Awesome. I hope this sweeps our country and
gets sung in all our schools. The music
teacher wrote the song and had all the third
graders sing. Enjoy -- great message.

From the third graders of Tussing Elementary,
Colonial Heights , Virginia .

Friday, March 11, 2011

self cpr if your alone and haveing a Heart attack

VERY Important!!

What are you to do if you have a heart attack

While you are alone.

If you've already received this,

It means people care about you.

The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually

Discovered this and did an in-depth study

On it in our ICU.

The two individuals that discovered this then did

An article on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes.

It is very true and has and does work.

It is called cough CPR.

A cardiologist says it's the truth

If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people,

You can bet that we'll save at least one life.

It could save your life!

Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. And you're driving home

(alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job.

You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain

In your chest that starts to radiate out

Into your arm and up into your jaw.

You are only about five miles from the hospital

Nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be

Able to make it that far.

What can you do?

You've been trained in CPR

But the guy that taught the course didn't tell

You what to do if it happened to yourself.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.

Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint,

Has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each

Cough, and the cough must be deep

And prolonged, as when producing sputum

From deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated

About every two seconds without let up

Until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and

Keep the blood circulating.

The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!

From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter


(reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)




Friday, March 4, 2011

Duck tape or a Nail

A man dies and goes to heaven.

St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates and says , 'Here's how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you've done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.'

'Okay,' the man says,

'I was married to the same
woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, & loved her
deep in my heart.'

'That's wonderful,' says St.Peter, 'that's worth two points!'

'Two points?' he says. 'Well, I attended church
all my life and supported its ministry with my tithe and service.'

'Terrific!' says St.Peter. 'That's certainly worth a point.'

'One point!?!!' 'I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans.'

'Fantastic, that's good for two more points,' he says.

'Two points!?!! 'Exasperated, the man cries, 'At this rate the only way I'll get into heaven is by the grace of God.'

'Bingo! 100 points ! Come on in!'

We often try to fix problems with

WD-40 or Duct Tape.

God did it with a nail.