Monday, November 4, 2013

Excitement at the Gym

Everything was normal when I first got to the gym.  All the regulars were there.  I warmed up and then got on the treadmill.  4 miles  in 32:30 minutes. A 70 year old man was walking next to me.  We started chatting about heart rate and he said that he could only walk because he had had 5 heart attacks. I told him to keep it up.  Do what you can do, just keep moving and watch your heart rate.

I move on to lifting weights.  Shoulders only.  I had planned on going to the store too, so I didn't stay as long.  When I walked over to get my jacket, I saw a man(a different gentleman) on the floor, leaning against some equipment.  He said that he fainted, but that he felt fine.  Several of us started asking him questions.  I told the gym worker that the lady in the corner was a nurse.  She stopped her workout and came over to evaluate him.  Turns out he is on blood pressure meds and is Type 2 diabetic. They give him some water and move him from the floor to a chair. When he gets to the chair, he starts seizing. Scary.  His wife kept saying, "I told him to drink water, I told him to eat more."  She was not happy or worried.  At that point we all yelled call 911! I waited until the ambulance got there.  Hopefully he is doing well. 

I am grateful that I have friends at the gym and that I know some things about them.  Maybe they didn't need her help, but I think it was comforting for them to know there was a nurse helping them. This lady was in the right place at the right time AND willing to serve.  An Angel.

Matthew 25:40
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have adone it unto one of the bleast of these my cbrethren, ye have done it unto me.

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