My son who is 3 was laying on the floor.My oldest had bought him peanut M&Ms which he was eating well one got stuck in his throat and he started choking.I was playing with my 5 year old when I took notice that he was choking.I ran over and grabbed him and started beating on his back with him leaned over.Nothing was happining.He starts to dig at his mouth with his hands trying to get it out himself and he starts gasping for air.I continue to beat on his back.I scoop him up and run for the phone. NO PHONE,I yell to my oldest daughter who has it and I mean yell as loud as I could all while trying to get a peanut M&M unstuck from my sons throat.My oldest cant hear me because she has the radio on so my 5 year old runs up to get her just as she runs down stairs he throws up and the peanut comes up, a pretty big one I might add.I freaked out at her for having the phone in her room which is a NO NO in our house and for not being able to hear me all while an emergency is going on.My son was crying like mad I was crying and now had my daughter crying.I apologized but I have to say I am still upset over the whole situation.I called the Dr and she told me his throat would be sore for a few days to feed soft foods.I now have chest pains do to anxiety which I have and deal with and take meds for.I couldn't remember how to do the HEIMLICH MANEUVER . He is so little and I wasn't sure if you do it the same as you would on an adult to a child.I have been calling around all our local hospitals to find one that offers a class on it so god forbid next time I know.I'm a mess, more calm then what I was a half hour ago but my god how freaking scary that was.No more peanuts in this house.
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7/17/07 at 12:09pm