17 June 2010

Proud of mum.................................

Hello everyone. Dad and I wanted to show you this clipping that was in our paper last week..


This was the artical from the paper:

Care Link saved my life
A disabled pensioner from Featherstone says he wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for the quick response of Wakefield and District Housing’s (WDH) Care Link service.
Mr.... 78, suffered a fall at his home on Huntwick Drive earlier this month and was kept alive by a WDH support worker until the paramedics arrived.
He said: “If it wasn’t for Care Link I wouldn’t be here today. They saved my life.”
As an amputee and a recovering patient of a recent tracheotomy, Mr English signed up for the service when he moved into WDH’s Huntwick Centre Independent Living Scheme in March.
He was able to press a button on a pendant that he wore round his neck to alert Care Link staff that there was an emergency.
Care Link operator Marie Hoaksey took the call and was able to communicate with Mr English through a special speech unit that was installed in his home.
“I could see from his details that he had had a tracheotomy and would struggle to communicate,” says Marie, “so I asked him to bang on the floor if he could hear me, and if he needed help.
“Once we established it was an emergency I put in a call to my colleague Carol Pugh, who was able to get round to the property and help him.”
Carol, a former nurse and Care Link employee for 19 years, said her extensive first aid training taught her to keep Mr English’s airways clear and make him as comfortable as possible until an ambulance arrived.
“When I got there he was panicking and in real need of help,” recalls Carol. “His airway was compromised and two minutes before the paramedics arrived he actually stopped breathing.
“It was touch and go but I worked with the paramedics to get him breathing again and then he was taken off to Pontefract General Infirmary.”
Both Marie and Carol say that while the case of Mr ... is a rare one, the team is always prepared for such instances if they occur.
Carol said: “Care Link helps people every day – not all events are like this – but our efforts to help people following accidents at home has meant ambulance calls have reduced locally.
The job is so rewarding. Each day is different, and the satisfaction you get from knowing you’ve helped people – even saved their life – makes you very proud.”
Care Link celebrated its 20th anniversary in February 2010 and currently supports over 15,500 people across the Wakefield district.


Mum was not going to put this article on the blog but dad and I said she should because we are proud of mum and what she did....
Hugs GJ xxxx

59 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom and I are glad woo and your dad put your paws down and made your mum let woo inkhlude this!

SHE'S PAWESOME!

Please knead her a bit fur us ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom
PeeEssWoo: Tasty pikh of woo too!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Your Moms is a bone a fide HERO!!! We are furry proud of her!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Brian said...

I am so glad you were able to share this GJ, we are super proud of your Mum too! YAY!!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Youe mum sure is a hero, if only there were more like her in the world.

Yvonne.

SuziQCat said...

We're glad you put the article up for us to see too...great work!

Harry Spotter said...

Way to go for your mum! Congrats to her. She deserves a heroes dinner. What are you planning for her Ginger Jasper?

AFSS said...

We are very proud of your Mom too. So glad she allowed you to post it on her blog GJ. We needed a bit of cheering up and this did the trick. It is good to know there are angels like your Mom in the world.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Of course, GJ - you are so right to share this wonderful news about the work your Mum did. She saved a life!!!!! That is just so awesome. She has such a stressful job - we are so glad she got this recognition. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Carol, job well done.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jacqueline said...

YAY for Carol; you have the best Mum ever, GJ!...She does such a great job taking care of you and all those strangers who need her everyday=our paws are up for Carol today!!...And our lips are sending kisses x3 to you, handsome boy!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We are proud of her too - we are glad you encouraged her to post it.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Japser you should be so proud of your mum Carol! We are and want to name her cozy cottage HEROINE of the month!! How wonderful to be able to be in the right place for a person in despurrrate need of help. She should get the Cat Woman Medal of honor! And a nice night on the town with your dear daddy...
Love from the cozy cottage XOXOXOX

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is awesome! You haves a great mom Jasper! You and your dad were right to makes her share this article!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!!!!

GJ, your mum is a HERO!!!!! What a star!! Well done your mum!! Yay for Carelink!!

This is a great story and me and Charlie are so glad that your dad pursuaded your mum to put this here. Of course this should be here!

We are in AWE!!

You must be so proud of your brave and wonderful mum, GJ!

Yay for your hero mum!
Take care
x

catsintrees said...

Your mom does great work. Really wonderful she got the recognition she deserves. Congratulations to her and to you. Because behind every great woman there is a great cat.

Sagira said...

Glad that you put this on the blog. That is really something to be proud of.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We're very glad that you posted the article. We're proud of your Mum too, GJ!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are proud of your mum too GJ. We are very glad that you and your dad said she should post about it.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Oh yes, you should be VERY proud of your mom for her heroism! I know she probably thinks she was only doing her job, but the fact that she chose this as her calling means a lot!

Deb said...

Way to go,Carol. It takes a special person to do what you did. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are glad you shared this with us! Mum is a hero! We are so proud to know such a level headed, caring, generous soul.(But we still thinks she works too many hours)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jasper,you & your Dad were right to post about your pawsome Mom!!!! WE ,love to hear about happy stories of people getting help,especially when it is the Mom of our friend :)
Bet those days make the job a lot easier m :)
We are sending her our best purrs!!

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Cat Street Boyz said...

YEA for your MOM!!!! Great work, (((pawz clapping!)))=^Y^=

Au and Target said...

This is terrific. Headbutt her for us, ok?

Kari said...

What a wonderful post, dear GJ! Your mum is a real hero. Not only for her role in this extraordinary situation but also for every time she leaves her home, whether it be day or night, to offer her expert assessment, skilled care and gentle compassion to someone in need.
We would like to celebrate your wonderful mum by offering our very finest and loudest purrs in her honour.
We would like to offer our purrs of thanks to Marie who had to devise a manner of communication with someone unable to speak.
We would also like to send our purrs to the rescued gentleman for a quick recovery.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow GJ what a great article! Your mom is totally a hero for helping that man! We are so glad you and your dad insisted on sharing it - it is nice to hear an uplifting story like this!

Sweet Praline said...

Your mom is a hero! We are so proud of her!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're proud of your mom too! She did a wonderful thing helping that man survive.

Lorenza said...

Your mom is my hero!
Thanks for sharing what she did!
Pawesome! Pawesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Army of Four said...

WOW!!! Way to go, mom-o-GJ!!!! That is really GREAT!!!
Tail wags,
Storm

ScrapsofMe said...

Arrrooooo for your Mum! Give her a soft woofie kiss for me.

sniffies,
Bonnie

One Cats Nip said...

Oh wow GJ we knew your Mom was wonderful but wow Mom and I are so proud of her too! You got a wonderful Mom there GJ

A few Good Cats said...

How about that, GJ?! Your human staff does great things for other humans, too.

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are glad your Dad and you shared this article about your Mom! She is a great Lady!

Laila and Minchie said...

OMC! Thank you for sharing this article with us! You must be so proud of her! We are too!

Derby, Ducky said...

Good for your mum, we should all be proud of the work she does.

Sónia Mendes said...

Hi GJ.

You should be very proud of your mum. She's a real hero. And you shouldn't complain when she doesn't have time to help you blog, her work is very important so you should cut her some slack...

Purrs for you and your mum from Gotchi

Reese =^..^= said...

Hooray for your Mum! She is a super hero.

The Chair Speaks said...

Mom's a hero! Purrs and headbutts for her.

soxycat said...

your mum is pawesome!
-Soxy

lupie said...

GJ!

Your mom is such a special person!
GJ must be so proud of her!
The hours, efforts and commitment that she puts in her work is admirable! :)

Thanks GJ and Dad for sharing the news! :)

Love, Lucky, Bin and the furry ones.

P:S: Lucky sending his purrs and headbutts to Auntie Carol!!!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

That is wonderful. Your mum indeed should be very proud.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're so happy your dad got her to post this, it's such a great and uplifting story. Please tell your mummy we're both giving her lots of PURRRR power!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are SO proud of yoor mom too. We think yoor dad did well telling her to put this on the blog. It's heartwarming and lovely to read good things ~ 'cos so often the newspapers are full of negative things.
This is for yoor mom:

(((((((((HUGS))))))))))))) and PURRS.

MAXMOM said...

Oh Carol!
That is absolutely fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us all. My daughter is in medicine and I know that this is not the norm! We are also SO proud of you! You are one of those special angels that becomes available when we need it most.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Martha and Bailey said...

Well done to your mum - we are proud of her too.
That must have been a scary situation for her too but she was able to remain calm and do her job in a crisis situation.
We would want someone like your mum if we were ever in difficulty and it is good to know there are people like that out there.
love
Martha and Bailey xx

Huffle Mawson said...

I am very proud of your mum too!

Poppy Q said...

Good job mum, we know that you spend a lot of your hours helping people and we think you are fabulous.

You should be proud and we are glad dad made you share the story with us.

Have a lovely weekend and we hope you get to put your feet up.

Cezar and Léia said...

Your mommy is really awesome, you must be very proud of her, we are!
Bravo!
purrs
Luna - We love Luna

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

YOU MOM IS AWESOME!!! wHAT A GREAT ARTICLE. She is a HERO!!!

We are glad that you put your paw down and posted this article!!!

We are proud of her!!!

Kisses from uSSSSS!

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

That is a wonderful article. We are so honoured to know your Mum, she is a hero!!! It was great of your dad and you to encourage her to post this!
Lots of purrrs, Keiko, Kenji & Pricilla

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank you GJ for insisting along with your Dad that Mum put this on your blog. We know you will both be so proud of her. Please give her big wet nose xxx'x from both of us and a hug from mum. xxxxx

Esme said...

What a great post.

If your name is drawn-I will contact you to choose a shelter in the US.

thank you for commenting.

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY, Mum!!!!!!!!!!!! We are also very proud of your Mum. And we're so happy you shared the article with us. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

AttieCattie said...

wowee, that was your mommeh?! she is so cool! just when i starts to think a lot of these beans are kinda useless, there is a hero like your mommeh.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We are so very proud of your mom GJ!!! We are glad you and your dad shared this about your mum!! That is super!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Cory said...

We are just now getting caught up and we are all purring so loudly because your mom is so special and wonderful GJ....she gets to save lives! We are very proud of her and we are very glad you insisted on posting this.

Purrs, Cory and family

edda said...

your mom is SOOOO cool!

Percy the Cat said...

Your mum is INCREDIBLE! We are very impressed. She is a hero for sure. :)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Awww...what a special lady your mewmie is! Our mewmie is a cat nurse and she likes ending her day knowing she helped a kitty get better. Your mewmie helped that man get better! You better give her lots of nosetaps for a job well done!