Today has been a wonderful day by all means in life.
I got some good sleep finally last night and got up early and cleaned and watched a movie before getting to go take my boys to the park.
I took Tyler and Jacob to Verona park and we played Pirates and Tyler kept calling me “Captain Daddy” . We had so much fun and it was just pure fun to run around and act like a kid myself with them and see the smiles that kept stretching out their cheeks with their beat red faces from the heat. I helped Tyler overcome a small fear of one of the playground areas and he was so happy and Jacob, wow, but a little grown up. Just wants to do everything on his own. Tyler is going to own the world one day with his smile and grace and Jacob is going to do something so wonderful in life to change this world. I can see it in both of them.
As I was pushing them on the swings and hearing their giggles and laughter from going up so high I heard this faint “Help Me” and looked around because there wasn’t anyone around. I then heard the cry again and saw a guy laying on the ground over by the basket ball courts. As I looked all I saw was blood on his face, so I told the boys to just sit on the wall and I went over there and found a man with his forehead gashed open to the skull and blood squirting out. He was really out of it and made out that he had fallen and hit his head. His knees were bleeding as well. I ran and got a shirt and some wipes and applied the wipes to the forehead wound and tired the shirt around his head. I than called 911 and told them what the situation was. I was able to get out of him his name, age, and any medical issues and than he passed out again. I than moved him into a position to keep the blood from coming out so fast and he woke up and said he was in pain. I was still on the phone with 911 and they asked me to check to see if his pulse was slow and it was.
They dispatched a Fire truck and ambulance and as we waited my boys patiently sat on the wall as I attended to this gentleman. Than another man came up and assisted as well. We got his phone and were able to call this guys brother who showed up before the Fire truck. The guy that was injured is named Jose and he is 37. That’s all I knew. He mentioned his wallet was over by the courts and I ran over there and found an enormous blood pool and then followed the blood to the restroom where I found his keys and once I came out I found another pool of blood. In front of me he was already bleeding out bad and to see those 2 pools I knew he lost a lot of blood all ready.
Finally the fire truck comes down the street and I ran out there flagging them down and when the Captain came out I filled him in on everything I did and what information I had about Jose. The paramedic arrived and attended to him and was told that they are taking him to the Trauma Unit. I got a huge thank you from his brother and the captain said I pretty much saved his life due to the amount of blood lost. It was crazy, I was shaking, scared and at the same time constantly turning to make sure both my boys where still on the wall.
I pray that Jose is ok this afternoon and was so glad I heard his cry for help. Because if I didn’t, who knows. One of the Firemen asked me if I had emergency training and I mentioned I was in the Army and also worked for a medical company and that I have Epilepsy. So I had enough experience to ask the write questions and do what I could with what I had. He said he thought I was just a huge “ER” fan. LOL. I do love that show!
As they were getting his vitals and onto a stretcher Emilee had pulled up so the boys where with her now and I was still talking with the EMT’s. As I left the scene I got to tell Jose I am praying for him and to get better and walked over to Em and the boys. I was really shaken up and my adrenaline was still pumping. The boys of course were so stoked to see a fire truck and as we got ready to leave, the fire man I talked with came over to thank me and gave me badge stickers for the boys. You should have seen their little faces, just ear to ear with a grin. It was priceless.
We took the boys to McDonalds to pick up happy meals and the sheriff dispatch called me to get my home address and thank me. This isn’t something that I should be thanked for, this was something to me that a person was injured and needed help and that’s all I did. I helped him until the EMT’s got there. With my medical continuations, I have others step up and help me in my time of need and this all makes me realize how fragile we are. I was just happy that he was going to be ok.
So today my thoughts and prayers are with Jose and to a good recovery. I am praying for you buddy. Best Wishes and good thoughts.
It’s good to know that I did something today not because I had too, or was forced too, it was because my heart lead me to do so. You just don’t see that too often in this world anymore and with that said I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me and prayed for me with everything I have ever dealt with.