He felt the ambulance would not get there fast enough so he bolted for the kitchen and took matters in to his own hands...wild story...but he may have saved his life...his doctor said he did a pretty good job...and the patient asked to split the bill!....BD
OMAHA, Neb. - The 55-year-old Omaha man who performed a tracheotomy on himself with a steak knife says he did the same thing to himself two years ago."I didn't feel no pain. I was just trying to survive," Wilder said in his high-pitched, gravelly voice. "I got relief right away. There was a big gush of blood, and I was able to start sucking in air."
After medics took him to a hospital, he was given antibiotics to prevent a possible infection. The next day his physician inserted a tube in his throat. He said he's had three tracheotomies since 2004. He performed the first one on himself in 2006 under similar circumstances.