i'm really worried about this. my five yr. old son seems to have a really hard time swallowing his food. sometimes he'll get a panicky look and drink water to help the food go down. he doesn't take huge bites or eat very fast, so it's not that. it's been happening for a very long time, but only occasionally, and, since he's a really sensitive guy, i always thought it was just anxiety that he'd outgrow. a friend told me it could be what chinese medecine refers to as plum pit syndrome. it's gotten much worse in the past week or so, and i'm calling our doctor first thing tomorrow morning, but has anyone had this experience? what does this sound like?