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  1. Twelve Registered Senior Member

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    Save: "If you save someone or something, you help them to avoid harm or failure or to escape from a dangerours or unpleasant situation". (Collins Cobuild, English Language Dictionary).

    I would like to ask you if you have ever saved anyone, or if you have ever been saved by anyone.
    I'm refering not only to its ordinary meaning, but in a figurative sense too.

    So, have you ever saved anyone?
    Had you been saved by anyone?
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Started the process
    Halfway through my Registered Nurse training on duty evening shift 4 bed section surgical ward
    Patient operation thyroidectomy and we'll known for bleeding problems and this was stressed during hand over
    Was attending another patient in the 4 bed section noticed the thyroidectomy patient in distress
    Moving to her bed, three buzzes on her call button, take the sterile scissors from the bed head, begin cutting the sutures of her throat operation, hand over to the doctor when he arrived few seconds later
    Assisted all other staff who had arrived in pushing patient in her bed back to the Recovery and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) next door few metres away
    Heard same thing occurred few days later in ICU but she did recover

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  5. Twelve Registered Senior Member

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    Did anyone let her know of your help?
     
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  7. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Do other species count? If so, I've been saved twice and saved many.
    As for humans, not directly, only as part of a medical team.
     
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  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Not needed
    She was aware I was cutting her throat operation sutures and she began to breathe easier and when the doctor took over from me was a lot faster than myself and when he hooked his finger in the now gaping wound and hooked out large blood clot you could hear the intake of her breath

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  9. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Yep. Once an old man was on the cobbled street with his son not getting any response, his eyes were glazing over, heart attack who knows, I didn't find out. I shook him and looked in his eyes shouted at a dumb vicar to call the ambulance. Matter resolved as far as I know. A good shake and a good dose of common sense.
     
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  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I saved a woman at the World Freefall Convention. I've kept people alive with CPR but had them die in the hospital, so that's probably not a save. I've helped critically injured people who would likely have lived even if I wasn't there - so that's probably not a save either. So really only one unambiguous save, one example of someone who would have died if I hadn't been there.

    My wife had a few, but then she's a doctor.
     
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  11. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I saved a turtle recently that was crossing a busy street. Surely, he/she was going to meet its demise. I was out for a run and spotted it and when the traffic died down, I quickly picked the turtle up, and carried him/her to where it was safe. It wasn’t as easy as I thought, this turtle was on the larger side and kept shifting around in his shell when I was carrying it. The sad thing is, a few days later there was a large turtle dead on that same road and I wonder if that same turtle, tried his luck again?

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  12. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Not likely. When they're moving from spring foraging territory to summer egg-laying territory (usually June), it's a one-way trip. In the fall, they come back again. This was probably a different turtle making the same pilgrimage. Some places, the conservationists put up Turtle Crossing signs - too bad most people don't give a damn.
    I'm glad you do.
    BTW - right now, in some parts, it's porcupine migration, when they're looking for winter quarters. They're nocturnal, when traffic on the highway is lighter, but still a lot of casualties.
    We really fucked up the natural order!
     
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  13. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i have counseled one or two people to convince them not to commit suicide
    prevent death...maybe a few times i have assisted someone to avoid them or others being killed by an accidental danger(electrocution, the odd fall etc)
    i have pulled a person out of the way of stepping in front of a buss, twice several years apart and maybe once into a car.
    being 1st on the scene of a motor vehicle accident securing the accident site to prevent any further accidents more times than i ever bothered to count.
    i have assisted on countless motor vehicle accidents possibly helping to prevent the risk of more serious injury or shock of someone once or twice and administered basic first aid on more occasions than i can recall

    all un paid

    comparatively nothing compared to paramedics
     
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  14. Twelve Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, other species also count.
     
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  15. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    I've had 5 rescued cats. And someone saved me, although they may not be aware of it, by teaching me some unique job skills which changed my life, and possibly saved it from a downward spiral.
     
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  16. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    In that case, I (and my family) have definitely been saved by a dog, who alerted us to a fire in the basement (a maudlin drunk made a shrine and fell asleep with candles burning.). Many years later, a different dog warned us of an impending earthquake, though we may not have been in serious danger anyway, but that same dog did bite the backside of a would-be intruder. (We lived in LA for a while in the nineties.)

    I've adopted two rescued dogs and don't know how many stray cats - currently two live in our house, one in the greenhouse, one on the back porch and her brother under the porch. Assorted birds, chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels over the years. Most of them don't count as saving, since they were saved from those same damn cats that wouldn't have been a danger to birds, chipmunks, etc. if we hadn't rescued them in the first place.
     
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  17. Twelve Registered Senior Member

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    Definitively, it is no a small matter to be saved by a dog who alerted you to a fire in your home. And the other dog, who warned you of the impending earthquake, too.
    By the way, what were the names of these dogs?
     
  18. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Cricket, a Terrier cross, and Bear, a great big Newfoundland/Vizsla/??.
     
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  19. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Once in a bar, a guy I knew was talking about following a drunk outside and robbing him. I talked him out of it, so I suppose I "saved" them both from the consequences.
     
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    When I was about 5, we were at a church retreat. I slide down an embankment and fell into the river, well over my head. I could not swim. A man jumped in and pulled me out. I count that as having been saved. I still remember the feelings of panic and confusion while looking up to see under water plants above my head.
     
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  21. Twelve Registered Senior Member

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    Are you referring to your teachers?
     
  22. Twelve Registered Senior Member

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    No doubt, you did very good preventing any further motor vehicle accidents.
     
  23. Twelve Registered Senior Member

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    Did you see this man -that saved you- again?
     

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