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A Week to Not Repeat

Not even a week really though it feels like it’s all gone in slow motion.

Remember my little Scarecrow for our Village Gathering last time? Well that morphed into this at 07.30 Wednesday 1st September.

John came back from the dog walk not feeling too well. Thankfully we have good friends and a defibrillator in the village as well as an amazing Air Ambulance service. He was in having surgery in under 10 minutes of taking off. I couldn’t see him while he was in hospital of course, but I picked him up on Friday afternoon and he’s now home with a huge pile of tablets, a list of can and can’t do’s and the penchant to complain, in a nice way, about the ribs I broke/dislocated keeping him alive. I’m just happy he can still moan at me.

I thank my little lucky Scarecrow for showing the ambulance and air ambulance the way. (They all thought he was great!) He also went on to win the villagers choice at the gathering on Saturday. I urge all of you to check if there is a Defibrillator near you, who to call to get it to you should you need it and how to use it. If you don’t have one near perhaps join forces to have one installed.

While twiddling my thumbs at home I put together a purse using some lovely furnishing fabric as the front and back.

For the sides and lining I quilted some of Alison Hulme’s fabrics I’d bought at her studio in a scrap bag. Not sure it need the thickness of quilting but it has a nice body to it so sits well.

I also knitted these two for the Nativity Knits. So cute and very Eeyore.

This weeks bug on the Box is a bee. I turned mine into a Buff Tail. Love Turkey Rug stitch.

Ellie taking it all in her stride.

Hug those loved ones and have a good week ahead.

23 thoughts on “A Week to Not Repeat

  1. Well done! You obviously did a fantastic job, good CPR often breaks a rib or two!! I wish everyone knew what to do, I work in the cardiac cath labs where we put stents in people having heart attacks, so I see first hand what a difference it makes if someone starts CPR straight away.

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    1. All those years of practise on Resusci Annie were worth it. Amazing what you do, thank you. All he has to show is a tiny hole on his right wrist.

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  2. Oh – my – goodness Amanda!!!!!! Wow! you are fabulous – both of you! And of course the team who got the defib in place AND the Air Ambulance AND all at the hosp – and – and – and.
    I am so relieved to hear all turned out for the best.

    And now deep breaths – no laughing or sneezing for John – but lots of smiling for both of you.
    ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. He sneezed in the hospital and it popped his sternum back into place, so that was a very painful positive. The ribs will be the longest thing to heal. At least they will heal. 😊

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  3. I suspect from what you’re not telling us that it was very traumatic but you obviously did amazingly. It’s really made me think – in the same circumstances I would only have the vaguest idea of what to do… Hope he continues to improve and you can both breathe now.

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  4. Goodness me! It is so easy for hours to seem like days. Well done for everything that you did.
    You will always feel grateful that you were at home when your husband arrived back from the dog walk.
    We are SO fortunate to have the skilful professionals who can work immediately on the lifesaving treatments. Very best wishes for an uneventful recovery, for your husband, but also for you! Love the purse and the Bee. Stitching is also a life saver!

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    1. That’s strangest thing, he’d had to catch one of the dogs which was what probably wound him up. I was due to go out all day that day and if it hadn’t happened when it did I wouldn’t have been there. He was being watched over. 😇

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  5. Well done. Good to have the knowledge of what to do. Scary time, it only hits you afterwards what you’ve both actually gone through. Be kind to yourselves, and take care. Lucky you were around.

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      1. I totally agree. I’ve done various little bits since I was in the Guides and it has proved extremely useful over the years on many occasions. The knowledge you have come as and when you need it, almost instinctively, however deep it’s buried.

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  6. Goodness – what a shock but so glad it all had a happy ending. Your grumbling recovering husband made me think of my doctor fil who was similarly grumpy after quadruple by-pass surgery. May he get back to his old self soon.
    In the meantime, I’m really taken with your nativity donkeys. Very Eeyore indeed. And the dog, either the usual oblivious or setting an example. 😉

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  7. Wow – the air ambulance crews really are amazing aren’t they! We have a defib 1/4 mile away – is never been used in the 3 years or so it’s been there but I am glad it’s there!!! Your scarecrow is great – how serendipitous!!! Hope you are recovering from the stress! Xxx

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    1. Ours has been taken out for possible use a few times but this is the first time it was actually used. I’m on the VETs for it so knew how it worked too. My mini Pegasus guided them in well! 😄

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  8. He really was lucky you were home and that he got home when he did!
    I hated using resus Annie but she really is a life saver & I’m glad that I have some idea of what to do, should I ever be in that situation.
    Wishing a speedy recovery to both of you x

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    1. I’m always of the opinion if you’re ready for it, it won’t happen. Thankfully I was ready for it when this one actually did! Keep it up and pummel Annie whenever you get the chance! 😊

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