This is my story of coming to terms with how bad the West Fraser Road detour is and could be for anyone having to deal with emergency situations.
Even though my story has the best outcome, I’m left feeling very vulnerable knowing that things could have been a lot worse!
On Friday night at 8 p.m. my two-year-old son managed to climb up my shelves and grabbed my laundry soap, he got it open and ended up swallowing some. Thankfully he did not end up swallowing very much, but he got enough that he was gagging and started throwing up. I immediately called for an ambulance for help.
It took an hour and 37 minutes for them to get to us because of the road’s condition. On our way in to the hospital, I understood why they could barely go above 45/50, as the roads have so many potholes on Garner.
Then I was informed by them that it was also unsafe for them on Webster Lake Road, as it was so icy they were sliding and had to slow down even more. They could not believe the detour they had to take.
I feel I am so very lucky that this situation turned out to be OK and my little boy is 100 per cent fine.
If the situation was different and we needed immediate help, things would most likely not have turned out so great. Things need to change now, not 2020!
An hour and 37 minutes is completely unacceptable when it is only 50km from town. It should not take that long for an emergency vehicle to get here.
I’m sending out huge thank you to the two ambulance attendants who came to help me. I am forever grateful for you bearing down and getting here as fast as you could.