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Old 05-28-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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...finally.
At 96, Heimlich performs his own maneuver
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Monday might not have been the first time Dr. Henry Heimlich performed his namesake medical procedure on a live choking victim.

But the woman who survived the incident said she's thankful the 96-year-old Cincinnati resident sprung into action on her behalf.

Heimlich told The Enquirer Thursday his encounter with Patty Ris at the Deupree House senior living facility, where they both live, was the first time he ever performed it on a person needing immediate aid. However, several published reports in the early 2000s from news outlets ranging from the BBC to the Chicago Sun-Times show interviews with Heimlich describing himself using the maneuver. In one interview, he said he helped a man at the former private dining club, the Banker's Club, in Downtown Cincinnati in 2001.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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A few months ago, my two Sons and I were cooking some steaks on the grill one night and drinking a few cold ones. My one Son stood up and was coughing and then it dawned on me he was choking ! For a second I froze, but then I ran around behind him , put my arms around him and started driving my fists into his chest.

Nothing was happening for what seemed like forever, and I was praying to God to not let my Son die in my arms. Finally, I gave one last hard thrust, not caring if I broke a rib or not, and out popped a big piece of steak. I did it so hard it flew about 10 feet.

We were all shaking like a leaf in disbelief of what had just happened and what could have been a very very bad outcome. I still shudder when I think of what could have happened, especially if he had been alone.

He only recently started eating steak again, but he cuts it up in very small pieces and chews it a lot.

Heimlich certainly has saved a lot of lives by making this as popular and well known as it is.
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:37 PM
 
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Heimlich certainly has saved a lot of lives by making this as popular and well known as it is.


Mine included.


Like the others, a piece of steak.


I realized I was choking, stood up, made the maneuver motion against my chest. My wife realized what was happening, gave me one squeeze, and the offending piece of meat popped right out.
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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I saved someone succumbing to a potato . . .

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