I have been told by CPR/first aid trainers that it is often safer to call an ambulance in an emergency than to drive a child to hospital yourself (regardless of whether you are sober). There have been a number of instances where a panicking parent has put their child into a car to take them to hospital and been in such a frantic state they had an accident on the way, killing both of them.
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27-05-2012 16:53 #31
27-05-2012 16:56 #32Senior Member
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27-05-2012 18:23 #33
No, sometimes just one of us drinks, most of the time we are both sober, but sometimes we both drink....
I figure if there's a medical emergency then that's what ambulances are for (free in qld anyway!)
27-05-2012 18:27 #34
Absolutely! Having taken DD to Emergency 3 times in the last 3 months I want at least one of us to have a clear head at all times.
27-05-2012 18:38 #35
Nope, we are 10 nmins walk from the hospital any way.
27-05-2012 20:34 #36
If DH drinks, I stay sober just in case (but also because I'm not really a big drinker.) We co-sleep with our 17mo DD so I make him sleep on the sofa, too.
27-05-2012 20:39 #37Senior Member
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I don't drink, I stopped when I got my licence. DF used to drink waaaaay too much all the time, but he doesn't drive so I was always DD. Now DF rarely drinks either (but still can't drive - not cool.)
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27-05-2012 20:47 #38
Well as my DH doesnt drive I guess that means I can never have a drink?
But no, I sometimes have a drink or 2 (not now Im pregnant). I dont get smashed, but I dont necessarily stay under the limit. We have ambulance insurance and we live near a hospital. One of us would always stay sober enough to deal with DD, change her nappy, fed her, comfort her, whatever though.
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