Have you ever had to call 9-1-1?

Have you ever had to call for someone else?

Unfortunately, I have had to do this a couple of times. Once when my son was smacked in the head with a golf club (Do you know how much head wounds can bleed!?), and another time when we thought someone was breaking into our house (Turns out it was a friend who wanted to talk to us but not wake up our children. My husband almost shot him!).

Calling for emergency help is usually surrounded by emotional circumstances. There can be tension, sadness, anger, fear, desperation, confusion, and other emotions all vying to be dominate at once. It can create excellent drama (or comedy if the situation is right), thus the slew of medical based dramas on TV. They are popular because they invoke emotions within us and get us reflecting on our own lives.

What would we do if we were in that situation?

Would I be prepared to deal with that?

Is that hot young actor who plays Dr. So-and-So single?

Start a story with a call to 9-1-1 or one that centers around calling  emergency services.


  1. I had to call 911 once, and I hope it's the last time. My boyfriend, at that time, had appendicitis and had surgery after his appendix had burst. Because it burst, infection was an issue to worry about. Two days later, he had a high fever and was complaining about pain...until he passed out. He laid on the floor, out cold even after splashing water in his face and smacking his cheeks. So, I dialed 911, the ambulance took us to the nearby hospital and I got to ride in the front seat of an ambulance. Not as fun as I had hoped it would be when I imagined riding in one as a kid.

    Great idea for a story starter! I bet a lot of people have some intense stories to tell.

    Christine Marie

  2. That does not sound like fun! I have had to call a few times myself. Once for my husband who has heart problems, and twice for my kids. It's always so scary! I hope all turned out ok.

    Jules Carey

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