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but everything has pros and cons
Originally Posted by onlyzombiecat
Not really in the house. Sometimes I worry about what if I got hit by a car or something when I am outside.
Originally Posted by SaraMama
I do worry about something happening to me since I am on Coumadin (blood-thinner) and will be on it for the rest of my life. I do wear a medical ID bracelet, but I wonder what would happen if I was at home alone with the kids when something happened when I am at home alone with them. They are too young to understand dialing 911.
I am totally parinoid about being in a car accident so I will not leave the house without it on. I have even turned around and gone back to the house to get it after pulling out of our neighborhood.
Originally Posted by Stinkerbell
I have thought about this, especially a few years ago. I taught my sons (now 9 and 11) when they were very young about calling 911. I used a Sharpie to color hte buttons (9 and 1) red on the phone, even.
I also made a list of phone numbers with a cut out picture of each person next to the number. So the picture of Nana said "NANA 1 5 0 8....etc". I did not use dahses for fear of confusing them. I drew a picture of a fire, a red cross and a police badge and wrote 9 1 1 in bold letters next to that. We talked alot about what makes an emergency and what they need to tell the dispatcher if they had to call. And of course, when NOT to call.
We talked about it often, not jsut once or twice.
Knowing they grasped this information made my feel far less anxious about it.
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