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Thread: Omg so scared...while working on my doll quilt!!

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    I was working on my doll quilt and had some candies that i could munch on while i was doing it....and coughed cuz we all have colds... and it got stuck in my throat and I couldnt breathe!!! I crawled over to my door and banged on it and my son (who is 7) saw me and ran over and starting hitting my lower back and it came out. My face was red and tears were pouring down my face and im sure he had to be terrified! Then I started crying and he started crying and just sat and gave me a hug for ages. The things I have to do to get my 7yr old to snuggle!!! Was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me though for sure. NO MORE candy for darn sure.

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    wow, that's crazy!

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    Ya... still shaky... so glad my kids werent asleep for the night ... which they usually are. God had a plan thank goodness for that.

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    Glad your all right now. Thank goodness he was awake. God does work in mysterious ways.

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    That would be scary...........but not scary enough for me to give up candy. I love candy.

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    OMG, thank god you are okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How totally scary. Your 7-year-old should get a trip to the ice cream shop for his good deed. That's great he knew what to do!!!

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    What a great kid! And a great Momma because you obviously raised him so he knew what to do! I'm sorry you had a fright - it's amazing how easily something like that can happen. :?

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    I'm sooooooooooooo happy to hear you are okay again!!

    I remember when I was a small kid I had one of those round glass candy. It stuck in my throat and I began to gag. There was someone else in the house with me (I think my babysitter) and she started trying to gag me with a spoon and hitting my back. The candy came out and flew across the room! Right then and there I was afraid to eat glass or hard candy. It was only the last few years I started eating them again, and when I do as soon as they are in my mouth and start crunching them down into little pieces. I especially do this with the mint candies you get after your meal at a restaurant. I still looooooooove the gummy candy though!!

    Looks like your 7 year olds son is your little lifesaver!

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    what a hero :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I am soooo glad your son was still awake, and you are ok!!!!! I bet he must be quite proud of himself for knowing what to do!! Good for him!!! :thumbup: :D :D

    Isn't there something, about if you're alone, you can lean over the back of a chair, and push against it hard with your belly, to help something come out? Seems like I remember reading something like that?

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    Bless your heart!!! What a scare! Your child is very special to have the good sense to know what to do at that age. I thank god you are ok.

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    Thank god you are ok, this is something the both of you will Never forget.

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    Oh girl, I'm glad your son helped you. I swore off butter scotch candies for years because i swallowed one accidently and it got stuck in my throat. but it was sideways or something because i could breath. but it hurt like the dickens for a long, long time until it moved. so careful everyone!!!

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    [quote=Baren*eh*ked_canadian]wow, that's crazy!

    stupid question buttt???? what is that picture of? :?:

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    IT'S a picture of baby in womb

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    Thank you for all of your thoughts and well wishes. :) I am very blessed overall in my life for sure. My kids are the best part of my life....and to think I was upset that they werent listening and going to sleep while they were supposed to before that. I always want to take charge and have everything go my way....im sure God must really laugh sometimes. I KNOW he is in charge and has a plan but not sure why in the world I fight it so much sometimes hehe. *big hugs to you all!*

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    You know this was in His hands, bc not only was your son not asleep, he came right away when you banged on the door, and he knew what was wrong, and what to do! That is a lot of getting it just right, at the right time :shock: :D
    Once when DD #2 was about 2, I pulled up in our yard, and unlatched her car seat. She was always fast and curious. She had opened the glove compartment and popped a cough drop in her mouth, before I even knew what had happened :roll: . I picked her up and started to panic, but there was no one around. I turned her upside down and patted her back firmly, and out it popped.
    Those are some scary times, and I never have anything like that in my glove box now. Somebody got smart and made it law here in Fl that car seats go in back seat, where kids are safer.
    I too, think it is a good idea, to bite a lozenge in half ALWAYS. you never know!

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    Glad you're ok, if no one is around you can save yourself by stucking in your stomach and applying a quick pumping motion upward to push air from the bottom of the lungs to force the object out of the throat-first aid course long time ago Moosegirl

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    oh my how scary. thank god your ok now.

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    What a scare! So glad you son could help you! That's one smart boy. Just a thought... Does he know how to dial 9-1-1 and ask for help in an emergency? The next step in case patting on the back didn't help, or for other situations? I used to practice 9-1-1 situations with our kids as a "just in case."

    We also did some of the family fire drill precautions about what to do if there was a fire and had an assigned meeting place for everyone to go, and the rule was get out and stay out...don't go back in. We also did the safety code word with our kids...they were never to go with anyone who might try to pick them up without prior arrangements unless the person knew the code word (we picked a word unlikely to be used or guessed, like "ostrich"). Later, in high school, the same word was a code for us in case they got into a situation they needed to get out of, but might not have the strength at the moment to stand up to peer pressure, such as refusing to ride home with someone who had been drinking. Or not really wanting to go somewhere or with someone, so when calling home to check in we could put our foot down and say, no, you need to come home now. If "ostrich" entered the conversation we knew they needed help of some kind and we'd drop whatever we were doing to come get them. I think maybe it was only used once, but it empowered our kids to know we'd help them if it was too tough to say "no" to their peers. It also clearly outlined our expectations for their behavior such situations. I said they should always, always blame us...we'd be the heavies. We were blessed and had very few major issues with our teens (but I'm still glad to be past the high school years...parenting teens is not easy!).

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    I'm so glad this was put here, where we could all learn, "before" hand, of potential situations and solutions. I think I will suggest the 'code words' to my kids, to use with my grandchildren. That is an awesome idea. :D

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    I have heard that if you lean over the back of a chair with the top just under your ribs and thrust forward it would also dislodge your blockage. Thank God you're ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    Isn't there something, about if you're alone, you can lean over the back of a chair, and push against it hard with your belly, to help something come out? Seems like I remember reading something like that?
    I did this once - it works! There was no one in the house, so I flopped my belly HARD against the kitchen counter.

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    Same here Joanne! I'm happy to be here to say that!!

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    I was terrified just reading this. Choking is one of my worst fears, especially in regard to my children.

    Like the others said, make sure to learn how to do the self heimlich, with a chair or your own fist...and do it as quickly as possible! Apparently, you only have, I think, 60 seconds or less before you pass out from lack of oxygen. :shock:

    Big brave hugs to your son and you!

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