Monday, June 23, 2008

NeRVOuS, Me....OH, YeAh....

Ok, so it is 1:50 a.m. and I am very nervous about starting in the water tomorrow.....Please pray that everything goes well! I will post about it later!!

But I now I must TRY to get some shut eye!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

~*~*PRIVACY*~*~ Please READ

On July 1st our family blog will be going private.

There are things going on right now in our family that are for my regular readers eyes only....

Please email me at to let me know that you would like to be a reader of our blog.

Here is a tid bit of why....

Our family was involved with the PAT (Parents As Teachers) program through our school district and well we had 1 lady that came to our home and she ended up being a pain....and so we got a different lady and she ended up accusing me of some pretty awful there for I am going private with this blog. We loved that program so if you are a reader of this blog and you are in the program I would really reconsider the person that you are letting come into your home.....they may be talking about you behind your back ;)

I may open a public blog later but I am still not sure about that. Our children's privacy is important too :)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

About the Miles Video

The Miles Video is the video at the top of my blog that is of the little boy preforming the ISR skills to survive! I found this on the ISR website and thought I would share it!

Many of you who have seen the video segment on YOUTUBE or various blogs on the internet, have asked about the 11 month baby who, along with his father and the family dog, are in the videoclip. The baby had 3 weeks of ISR lessons prior to having his simulated self rescue while fully clothed skills videotaped. It is a re-enacted drowning scenario that happened to a family whose baby was not skilled and therefore drowned. In the scene we taped, both his mother and father were present at the taping along with several other adults and his ISR Instructor. As part of ISR lessons, parents are involved in the water once their baby is skilled, for at-home practice only and you see that they have practiced at home the end of the clip, when his father picks him up.
The video was scripted and shot to be part of the Pediatric Grand Rounds presentations Dr. Barnett uses at major children's hospitals throughout the United States to educate the health care professionals as part of their continuing medical education. In its unedited form, it can be viewed in the Pediatric Grand Rounds presentation from the University of Arizona Tucson Medical Center's webcast of that event. Please realize that this is a presentation for medical doctors, nurses and others who deal with the aftermath of medical emergencies such as drowning and near-drowning, so there are graphic portions that are not suitable viewing for anyone of a sensitive nature. Since the number one question that physicians attending Grand Rounds ask is, "how long can a skilled baby maintain himself independently in the water?", we answered the question in the video with a 5 minute float. In the segment they see, they can view all 5 minutes of the sustained back float. 5 minutes is of special significance for the physicians since they know that the chances of fully recovering a child who has been without air for that long is very remote.
Today as a 4 year old, this little boy is a tremendous swimmer. He swims most everyday in the backyard pool or at an aquatic center but he really prefers the Ocean. To say that he loves the water is an understatement. He is an accomplished snorkeler and can safely dive down 15 feet to see the fish he is learning to identify. His obvious comfort level in the water is the result of his early ISR lessons, he will never remember a time when he was not very skilled in the water. He already shows great respect for the water and his skills since he asks an adult for permission to go into the water. BECAUSE he is so very skilled in the water, he is closely supervised.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Washington State Park is where the Feagans 5ive celebrated Father's Day! Yeppers, we went camping. It was Lincoln's first time and he did pretty good.

All Parker wanted to do was to play in the tunnel. That is what he called the tent.
"Hey Dad, Can I just play in the tunnel?"

Madison was all about the smores; she is just like me in some ways!!

The weather was great!

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddys out there!!!

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Thursday, June 5, 2008


So do you remember about 3 months ago when I started the process to become an ISR Instructor.....well.....I AM!!! I am so excited to have such a very AWESOME job! Thanks to everyone for all of your support and prayers for this to finally become a reality.

My Website is now open with information about ISR!

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