Ruby has been taking care of old Mrs. Johnson for seven years. This afternoon she finds Mrs. Johnson has been a little too quiet, even for a 93-year old. And she just won’t wake up. Her skin is cool, and she doesn’t respond to the throat rub that the doctor taught Ruby to do whenever Mrs. Johnson is hard to awake. So Ruby calls Hattie, the next door neighbor, and asks her to come over and see what she thinks. Hattie comes over and examines old Mrs. Johnson closely. When Ruby asks Hattie for her opinion, Hattie has a response for her.
“I told her to call Nine-One-One!” Hattie tells me.
This conversation takes place after we have ceased our rescusitation efforts.