DS choked on a half a grape at a family dinner.
He was sitting next to me, started waving his arms at me and looked at me with that look, the terrible panicky look. I know other saw it too but everybody kinda froze. I calmly stood up, announced, "nobody freak out" as I picked him up, put him in the baby heimlick position and gave him that hard whack that you are suppose to do. Grape half flew across the room, DS coughed, and everything went back to normal.
Most people were really shocked at the positioning and the whack, but my sister (who as an educator and social worked has had the baby first aide class about half a dozen times just like me) was so impressed she clapped.
She'd never seen anyone do it correctly and with such nonchalance.
|he was turning blue and couldn't cough and the directress told me i overreacted
What exactly did see think should have been done?
OP, thanks for posting this PSA. An infant and child CPR and first aide training is a really great thing to have had, at least once.