S: The Title
BC: This MixBook was created by Katie Jones Bell Health 3A Due Date: March 18, 2011
FC: Soccer: Admirable or Fatal?
1: The first sign to stay home was when the snow storm blew through Virginia Beach.
2: They finally made it to Florida in time for a few hours of sleep before they woke up for breakfast. | Every flight to Orlando, Florida was cancelled, so Katie and her soccer team drove all the way down to Florida for a five-day soccer tournament.
3: They woke up the next morning and headed down to breakfast. | After breakfast, they went back up to their rooms to get ready for the game. | These girls are fantastic. They always play their best and challenge every team they play. | They drove to the game and with no surprise, they won!
4: The team went out for a victory lunch at TGI Friday's then headed back to the hotel for hot showers and team bonding.
5: After dinner came the second sign. She had a massive cold. She was exhausted, stuffy, and coughing like crazy! She took her medicine and headed to bed.
6: She woke up the next morning, feeling better but not one hundred percent. She headed downstairs for a healthy breakfast.
7: After breakfast, she went back up to her room to get ready for her game. Katie and her teammates hung around the hotel for a few hours before they went to Subway for lunch.
8: After going to lunch at Subway, the team headed to the fields for their second game. | Katie and her team warmed up for the game and every one of them were ready to play. The referee blew the whistle and the game began.
9: The team was losing 3-1 when the accident occurred. Her team had given the ball away and Katie ran to defend her goal. The opposing team crossed the ball into the air as Katie went to head the ball out of her half. The ball had hit her on the temple and she fell to the ground.
10: Katie's teammates circled around her to see how she was. They saw that she was unconscious.
11: Unconsciousness is a condition in which a person is not alert and aware of his or her surrounding. The levels of unconsciousness can range from drowsiness to coma. When someone is unconscious, they will look as if they are sleeping. What you should do when this occurs is to place them in the recovery position and seek professional medical help immediately.
12: Under no circumstances should you block the victim's airway and you absolutely should not shake the victim to see if they will wake up. Simply tap them on the shoulder and ask if they are alright.
13: Katie soon woke up with no short term memory and she was convulsing. The trainer ran onto the field and was taken to the hospital.
14: The doctors gave her a CT Scan and lucky, she had no internal bleeding in her skull. Her short term memory was later restored and she was diagnosed with a concussion.
15: The doctor told Katie and her father that she was very lucky. The first aid that she received had saved her life.
16: It is three months later and Katie is almost back to her original health.
17: It is always important to know first aid. You never know when it will come in handy.
18: Sources of Information and Pictures Bronson, Mary H. and Don Merki. Glencoe Health. New York: McGraw Hill, 2005 Williams, Ruth. "Diagnosing the cause of blackouts." Emergency Nurse. v18 i7 (Nov. 2010) Health and Wellness Resource Center. Gale. Web. March 16, 2011 Images provided courtesy of Yahoo Images.
19: IS IT WORTH IT?