By Anonymous - 26/02/2014 03:50 - United States - La Grange

Today, I wanted to pretend to have a seizure so my baby sister could know when to call 911. When I fell down and started to pretend, she decided to drink my soda instead of helping me. FML
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Oh man that would be sodapressing. I'm sorry

CloudStrife97 9

Life lesson, don't have a seizure when she's the only one with you

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rob02 19

Taking advantage of the moment.

drink soda, then help. she has her priorities straight.

Soda > Sister

Potentially traumatize a baby so she can learn 911? Wow.

CloudStrife97 9

Life lesson, don't have a seizure when she's the only one with you

I understand your comment was a joke, but no-matter who is around you they should help.

OP I don't think you really took the best course of action. You could have sat your babysitter down and told them what it looks like THEN shown her. She might not know what even one looks like so she can't read the situation.

Also getting up after faking one might cause her to delay her initial response time in a actual emergency deciding if it is real or not.

CloudStrife97 9

That's kinda obvious don't you think bud?

Spill the soda next time

Oh man that would be sodapressing. I'm sorry

People like you who make awesome puns should have their own comment section. :3

well said!

Well I guess it's a good thing she didn't actually call 911. You could've gotten a hefty fine if it rang and you weren't able to hang up quick enough and there was no real emergency.

cryssycakesx3 22

nah they usually will just call back

Beepbeep7 14

They do call back,however,if it's not legitimately an emergency then they can be fined and they would deserve.911 has enough emergencies going on without having people call just to 'teach a lesson'

They don't just fine people for calling 911, especially if you simply explain that someone misread a situation or it was a child. They fine you if you pretend there's an emergency and actually waste their time, it doesn't take too much time to apologise for someone ringing by mistake. My brother called 911 once because my parents were having sex and he thought they were 'being hurt', when I got the phone off him and apologised the operator said it was fine and actually said they prefer that children ring by mistake sometimes rather than not know what to do in an emergency.

pitbull998 1

I am a 911 dispatcher. You do NOT get fined for accidentally calling 911, hanging up on a 911 call, or in this circumstance calling because you really think there is an emergency. When we get a 911 hang up we just call them back to make sure they are ok. If they think there is an emergency but there isn't they just explain the situation and that's it. I'm not sure where your getting your information, but that is very far from the truth. The ONLY way you can be fined for a 911 call is if one is hindering a call or making false reports. Just to clarify, making false reports is lying about an emergency, NOT just thinking there's an emergency when there isn't. Everyone makes mistakes and if I fined every person who called and hung up or was confused on wether or not there was an emergency... Good grief, it happens all the time.

juturnaamo 29

Cops in Clarksville must be dicks. A good friend of mine was fined for calling 911 about a robbery (which happened while he wasn't home and was over before the police were called, so not an emergency I guess, though it's not like they could really know if the person was still in the house)

Once when my brother was little, he just picked up the phone and started dialing random numbers; apparently he hit 911 and then hung up. Instead of calling back, the police showed up at my house and my mom had to explain the whole story. But they were understanding and did not fine us

lexielou07 18

You don't get fined. My little sister called 911 when she was about 5 and then hung up. A couple cops came to the house to make sure everything was alright. They said that it happens a lot and it was no big deal and to make sure she knew that 911 was for emergencies. They didn't fine us.

I was just stating it from my experience. When my sister and I were aged 4 and 5 she called 911 by accident and hung up. The police showed up to my house and fined us for the inconvenience even we explained our story. Sorry if I offended anyone, I was just saying what i know. I made a mistake. My bad.

SirGmoney 9

i once wanted to know if there is school so i called 311 instead i called 911 and hung up right away, they still came.

dbt88 15

They wouldn't have been fined for calling; however, some municipalities charge for ambulances to show up. Where I work, a seizure is considered an ALS call and can run around $500 without transport. Maybe not the greatest way to teach somebody when to dial (but by all means, if somebody figures out a good way, teach adults first).

My theory: She either knew you were faking it or you're a really bad actor

It isn't THAT hard to fake a seizure :P

That's kinda the same thing. ;p

DaMann360 19

All I'm picturing is OP looking like a fish out of water, flopping around on the ground uncontrollably

O_O.... I totally meant to do that

How would that help her learn to call 911 unless you told her? But that's pretty hilarious!

Because it shows the little sister what to look for when OP is having a seizure, and so she knows what to do when it happens, I'm assuming.

SirGmoney 9

look for a crazy guy on the floor acting like a fish...

She seized the moment and took the soda

Ali_Br_fml 33

Let's pray you never have a seizure while you're watching her. She seems like she'd rather take advantage of your seizures than help you, depending on whether or not she understands what's happening, how severe it is, and what you need her to do. And maybe it's good she didn't actually call 911. Don't you get fined for things like that?

I think it was more a seven year old seeing free soda and drinking it, than a seven year old taking advantage of him.

Beepbeep7 14

It's better to know how to handle a seizure than to actually call 911,especially if that person is epileptic.The only time 911 is really needed is if that person gets injured during the seizure.

#29, Actually, having a young kid call 911 during a seizure is best. When a person has a seizure, they need to be put on their side to avoid choking on spit and held there tightly enough to refrain from rolling to their backs but not so tight as to restrain their movements. Since a person's muscles tighten in seizures, they're incredibly strong. And since the kid seems too young to comprehend what was happening, even if it was just a test, I highly doubt she would be able to even get OP onto her side. As well, people can go into seizures consecutively. It is advised that A.) if a seizure lasts longer than five minutes, call 911 because they aren't getting oxygen and B.) if a person keeps going into seizures back to back, call as well because it is causing brain damage. OP was doing the right thing. It's better to be safe than sorry.

I'm sure the baby sister was not malicious in her intent as you are implying

That's one smart kid. By the way OP I hear CBD is really good for treating seizures, maybe you should move to Colorado. Or at least order some from there, my friend was really sick and one of the symptoms was constant seizures. She managed to get some and it made her final days a lot easier. Good luck!

You do realize op said they were faking it right?

Seizures don't always result in death. And pot doesn't cure everything.

BradTheBrony 19

#15: OP still probably had to teach their baby sister this because they have a disorder that causes seizures. I don't think this is the kind of thing you do "just in case."

Why would you fake a serious condition to have someone call 911? That's illegal and takes away resources from people who need them.

Drag0nb0rn 22

Why is this being thumbs downed? This is stupid why on earth would you fake a seizure to try and get someone to call 911 for you when you could teach them when it is and isn't appropriate to report an emergency.

Owned by staff. :0

I'm thinking OP might actually be epileptic. Why else would she fake a SEIZURE to show her sister how to handle it? She could have just played dead to teach her to call 911.

Because it's one thing to tell a child what needs to be done, and another thing for the child to actually call if there were an emergency. children sometimes dont understand emergencies or freak out when one is happening, so the OP wanted to know the child was ready in case something happened. maybe OP regularly had seizures and wanted to know their sibling knew what to do in case of that happening. Whats wrong with that?

You guys are right. What was I thinking? Obviously she would have stopped her sister. And she has plenty of time to do so too because it takes awhile to dial those three numbers.