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Kay41 December 17th, 2016 11:01pm

Dr. Henry Heimlich, the creator of the Heimlich Maneuver used to help a person in choking distress, died at age 96. Have you ever used the Heimlich Maneuver to help someone?

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ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
12/20/16 11:54 pm

On myself, but I did it wrong lol. I made myself puke it up which worked.

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ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
12/20/16 11:55 pm

I was choking on a carrot btw

HayleyS looking up.
12/18/16 12:44 pm

There is a joke in my family that my nana actually invented it.

Before heimlich formally invented it, my nana instinctively used the method when my aunt (then a child) was choking.

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jrpacman Pensum iocus est
12/18/16 6:23 am

I didn't know he was even alive!

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cowtown2
12/18/16 2:28 am

No, but my husband used the Heimlich maneuver to save my dad's life.

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buffaloman Team Trump
12/17/16 10:37 pm

I have had my life saved by it twice.

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susanr Colorado
12/17/16 9:59 pm

Almost, sort of.

I was taking care of my friends' not-quite-one-year-old child once when he choked on a piece of meat and turned blue. I followed the protocol for a choking child, which doesn't include the abdominal thrusts. It starts with finger sweeps of the throat, progresses to thumps on the back, and if those don't work, ends with chest compressions as for CPR. The first two didn't work but I tried finger sweeps again, and that worked, so I didn't have to do the chest compressions.

My mom knew Dr. Heimlich, basically because his wife Jane was on her board of directors when my mom was director of the American Diabetes Cincinnati Affiliate, in the 70s & 80s.

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chickencookie Give me Liberty
12/17/16 8:53 pm

That's scary. I'm afraid if I was alone with someone I would panic and not do it right.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/17/16 8:02 pm

I haven't, but living alone I have watched a video on how to perform a self Heimlich in case I need to.

Tony ✋🏻SOH Founder
12/17/16 7:11 pm

Saved my brother in law who was turning blue from choking on a hunk of In-n-Out lettuce.

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 7:26 pm

That's great! So, it went In, but wouldn't come Out!? 😁

chickencookie Give me Liberty
12/17/16 8:50 pm

Lettuce? That must have been some chunk of lettuce.

susanr Colorado
12/17/16 9:47 pm

cc, it doesn't have to be a hunk of lettuce; it can be just a leaf, if it gets stuck covering the opening to the lungs. My understanding is that lettuce can be one of the most difficult things to deal with, because it can act like a valve. You can try to squish it out with the Heimlich but if it doesn't come completely unstuck, it can fall right back and seal up the opening again.

My dad encountered that problem once, when he was a nursing home administrator.

chickencookie Give me Liberty
12/18/16 8:01 am

That's very frightening!

callen002 Cincinnati
12/17/16 6:50 pm

The really cool thing is he was in my rotary club and I knew him.

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 7:25 pm

It's a good thing you were there!

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/17/16 6:46 pm

Yes but I did it wrong. I thought it was the hind lick maneuver and it just got me a slap in the face. 🙁

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/17/16 5:57 pm

I used the child version on my 4 year old niece who was choking on a piece of meat. The meat came out quickly and she screamed and cried for several minutes. She's over 40 now...

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cheermom New Jersey
12/17/16 5:52 pm

My dog was choking and I used a type of Heimlich on her. It worked.

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ConservativeCA Joe Biden is barely alive
12/17/16 5:27 pm

When I first saw that he died I thought it was the nazi Henrich Himmler

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 10:17 pm

It's pretty telling that your mind went straight to nazis.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 10:20 pm

My comment was pretty non-ambiguous and straight forward. Read it 9 or 10 more times and you might be able to comprehend.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 10:22 pm

Is that what I said? 🤔 Oh my, you're really struggling with this one.

iceberg124
12/17/16 4:28 pm

Used it on my cat (not the mouth part)

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iceberg124
12/17/16 9:04 pm

Pushed on my cats chest until it spit some metal ball it swallowed

chickencookie Give me Liberty
12/17/16 9:14 pm

Pushed in? Pushed vertical? Pushed going towards mouth?

Diogenes Trump Redux
12/17/16 4:24 pm

My Stepfather was choking on a fish bone at an upscale restaurant. I saw him give the choking sign and went to action. The bone shot across the table and he lived. I later told him I was going to drop his pants and give him the Hiney lick. He laughed and said it would have probably produced similar results!

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 4:37 pm

Ha! 😁😁

imanag My heaven on Earth
12/17/16 4:19 pm

Why yes, yes I have, just one time. I was 14.

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 4:37 pm

Wow! Impressive!

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/17/16 4:08 pm

No, but it's been used twice on me.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 4:09 pm

You gotta chew your food bro 😉

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/17/16 7:55 pm

If you really meant choke on, I think it was a piece of steak the first time. Second time, I'm not sure. Lol if it was choke in, first time was a restaurant, second was at home.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 8:12 pm

Haha! Smart Ass!!! 😂

I meant "on"!!

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 8:37 pm

I have a couple guesses as to what you were choking on at home but it wouldn't be very appropriate for me to say. 😉

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/17/16 10:08 pm

Hey Kay, it could've been worse. My first thought was a t-shirt and shorts. 😂
Ha, Laser, you know my life isn't quite that exciting.😉

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/17/16 10:25 pm

Over here it's been a real "crap on org's self esteem" night. I can see it isn't getting any better.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 10:28 pm

Oh cmon. I chirp at you because I know you can handle it 😉😘

Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 10:28 pm

We all think you are awesome, Org!

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/17/16 11:58 pm

Oh I know, Laser. The problem is I handle you better than I handle home.

Gracias, Kay. The feeling's mutual.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/18/16 1:26 am

Maybe it's the liquor talking but if you ever need somebody to vent to and give you unsolicited advice based on a very limited understanding of the situation, I'm here for you

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 4:06 pm

I have only learned it in health class. I have never had to use it

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catpillow Florida West Coast
12/17/16 4:04 pm

I used it to help myself. I swallowed a piece of an orange stuck in my throat. It worked like a charm.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 4:12 pm

First aid instructors should always teach how to self-administer the Heimlich! Many do, but not all.

rons on top of the world MA
12/17/16 4:04 pm

I've practiced it.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/17/16 4:03 pm

Did he die of asphyxia?

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 4:07 pm

:)

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