I did it!!!! I passed all portions of the Maryland State EMT-B written and practical exams! I am soooo excited!! I am also relieved that it's finally over! Now the fun begins!
I hadn't even been an EMT-B for 24 hours and I had to utilize the skills that I learned. I was watching my grandchildren today. Zachy is almost 2 years old and he is all boy! I call him my bruiser! He is very active and loves to run around like all little boys do. He was running one way and I was walking the other way to go get him when he ran into me and bounced off of me and his head hit the corner of a table. I tried to catch him but I wasn't fast enough. I immediately picked him up and he buried his head in my shoulder and cried. He cried for all of 15 seconds and looked up at me. When he looked up I noticed blood above his right eyebrow. I said to him "Gee - you're bleeding!". He looked at me and laughed! So I took him into the kitchen and cleaned the cut and held pressure on it to stop the bleeding. It stopped bleeding fairly quickly and then I put ice on it. Zachy put up with this for all of 10 seconds and then he was back to running around and laughing - normal Zachy! His momma came home about 30 minutes later. He was fine before she came home but I guess he was going to get all he could out of this one and started crying as soon as he saw her. Of course he got sympathy from Momma! Then Dada got home about 10 minutes later and he did the same thing with him! He milked it for all it was worth! LOL
In the end Zachy, Mom-mom, Momma and Dada were all fine!