Mommy's really thankful and incredibly relieved. DD's fine too. But we both had a truly frightening moment.
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|
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.
One happy momma to a very spirited little girl , her tough little brother , and a happy little suprise late April 2012 . Wife to an overworked and under paid husband .
Krista; blessed mother to four earthly beings and three non-physical. Basking in my beautiful rainbow.
Kate, mom to 7 year old Djuna and 4 yr old Alden. Missing our good friend Hal the cat who died June 2, 2010
I remember all variations of the heimlich from my lifeguarding training from back in the day, but its always good to have a refresher! I know I've already had to turn Lincoln over and smack him on the back to prevent choking (I'm not sure he really would have, but he was having trouble and I could reach the offending food with my fingers)
But I've also seen 3 instances where it did not work and 2 of those almost died (had to go to the hospital, the whole 9 yards). So I would suggest being ready to call 911 too.
Glad your DD's ok!
My mom's a nurse, so I've had a First Aid/CPR cert since I was like 11. And I'm a Red Cross volunteer!!
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