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Feel like a shitty mom :( Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
1st Feb '13

I gave my son a cherry to eat tonight because he'd never had one and he choked...like REALLY choked. No air, face turning blue, everything. My husband was beating on his back and nothing was coming out, I didn't know what was going on until I heard my husband yell, "Cough it up, Bubby!" I don't think I've ever moved so fast, I ran over to him, bent him over, gave him heimlich with NO progress from him, he was still not breathing. So...I crammed my finger down his throat and dug it out. He started breathing again and all I could do was sit there shaking and crying and holding my son.



I'm glad he's okay, but I keep feeling like crap because I was the one who gave it to him. I was the one that didn't think to cut it up. It was MY fault he was choking, and I keep thinking of what COULD have happened.



I just had to get that off my chest because I'm seriously beating myself up over this really badly.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
1st Feb '13

So scary! Glad he is okay.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4409 posts
status 1st Feb '13

Youre not a bad mom. We all make mistakes. Even as a third time mom I still do. Glad he is okay and hugs being sent your way!

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
1st Feb '13

don't beat yourself up! I am glad to hear he's okay.

Bella_Chelle 17 kids; Pennsylvania 5415 posts
1st Feb '13

Oh I am so sorry. We all make mistakes. I know that would be so scary to see.

SherryandMatt TTC since Jan 2012; 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 3378 posts
1st Feb '13

He's ok and that's all that matters! Live and learn that's all you can do, you didn't give it to him with the intent of him choking... remember that. I've had to to the finger sweep several times on DD and the heimlich 1x. It was the most terrifying thing ever, i feel your pain.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
1st Feb '13

He's currently running around and playing like nothing happened. I just wish I could stop feeling so crappy about it :( It made me feel even worse that he was consoling ME after it happened.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" He's ok and that's all that matters! Live and learn that's all you can do, you didn't give it to him ... [snip!] ... had to to the finger sweep several times on DD and the heimlich 1x. It was the most terrifying thing ever, i feel your pain. "


I honestly don't think I've ever been more terrified in my life :cry:

Lilia's Mama (TTC#2) TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Florida 3592 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" I gave my son a cherry to eat tonight because he'd never had one and he choked...like REALLY choked. ... [snip!] ... what COULD have happened. I just had to get that off my chest because I'm seriously beating myself up over this really badly."


Don't beat yourself up. You know now to cut them up and he's fine! Glad everything worked out hun.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8629 posts
status 1st Feb '13

Don't beat yourself up over it, we all do that at some point. (give our LO more than what they can chew...) It's all a part of learning, ma. At least now you know to cut em up, next time. And at least you got him back breathing and got it unlodged from his throat.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
1st Feb '13

Thank you, ladies. I don't think that I'm going to feel much better for a while. My husband says that he doesn't expect me to :cry: I just keep feeling sick.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8629 posts
status 1st Feb '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" Thank you, ladies. I don't think that I'm going to feel much better for a while. My husband says that he doesn't expect me to :cry: I just keep feeling sick."

that's normal. Just take a deep breath and try and calm down.