Two weeks ago Chloe woke up during the night and was violently sick.
After initially seeming to be much better the next day, she relapsed and was very unwell again.
Then my hubby and I came down with the same bug.
It wasn’t nice at all. In fact, I hadn’t been that unwell in over ten years and could only imagine how unwell my poor little Chloe Bear had been feeling.
The following day I was taking care of Chloe while feeling pretty dehydrated and exhausted myself. I was holding Chloe in my arms and was about to drift off to sleep when I felt her little body go stiff, she start shaking and her eyes rolled back.
I was TERRIFIED!
She was having a febrile convulsion. I’d never seen one before, but had learned about them in a First Aid course and was so thankful I had.
While I desperately tried to call for help, she continued to shake. The seizure lasted a good 2 / 3 minutes which seemed like SO much longer.
The whole experience really hit home how your whole world can change in a split second and how important it is to be prepared.
Last week, my hubby’s 6PR colleague and morning show host Gary Adshead’s son was rushed to hospital after being knocked unconscious off his bike.
An insta friend of mine (hi Sarah!) recently had two of her children break their arms with weeks of each other.
Stuff happens ALL the time!
Now that Summer has arrived it means a lot more time spent outdoors.
At the beach, pool and park. The risk of something unexpected happening is at an all time high.
It’s so important to have a plan in place. Show your older children how to phone for help. Help them memorise your address.
Discuss with your partner / hubby / family members what you would do in the event of an emergency.
LEARN FIRST AID
I’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance who have a very special offer of 15% off for the first 100 Absolute Amy readers who book a course before 25th December using the code AMYZ15
You can check out the full range of St John Ambulance courses here.
If you have been meaning to do a course but never got round to it, now is the time. You could even give a First Aid Course as a Christmas gift.
Get your work colleagues, mothers group, friends and family onboard and make sure you know what to do in an emergency situation.
You’re better off knowing First Aid and hope you never have to use it, rather than being in an emergency situation and not knowing what to do.
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Have you ever needed to give First Aid?