Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A miracle twice over

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My sweet Love Nugget gave me a HUGE scare today. He was munching on some watermelon when I notice that he had that "look" on his face... that look of NO air exchange. No panick, folks choke around our house all time. I scooped him up and started whacking his back. Well, after a few seconds I realized this was not a normal choking... this was the real deal. I began whacking harder, abdominal thrust... everything. Panick, desperation kicked in. I called 911. PLEASE HELP, my son is choking. I cannot put into words what I felt... Horror. He eventually ran out of oxygen, went limp, listless. I threw him to the ground and stuck my entire finger down his throat, out came a clump of mucous, went down a second time, out came a chunk of watermelon. He quickly puked, I swept it out of his mouth, and the most beautiful sound I have ever heard... a gasp and a weak cry!

OH sweet Jesus! Thank you for saving him!
Life without Collins would be no life at all.
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Courtney

9 comments:

Shea said...

I can't even imagine how scary that was!! I'm so so glad that he is okay!

Keith and Jamie said...

WOW! It is amazing the maternal instincts God gives us, just when we need them...You are Collin's mom, but today you were his Hero!

cwallace@prusouth.com said...

I get a sick feeling when I think about it!!! I'm so glad that God gave you the instinct to take control of the situation and not to fall apart!!! I couldn't live without "our little love nugget"! Mammie

Danielle said...

I seriously tear up reading this! Praise God he was okay.

Brandi said...

Praise God everything is okay. That is super scary to me, knowing you a nurse by training. I would absolutely freak out and not know what to do.

Jodi said...

I'm glad you didn't follow "expert" advice and not do a blind finger sweep! Glad he's okay!

Bethany said...

This gives me chills to read it! I'm so glad everything was okay! I worry about stuff like that all the time!!

Jenny said...

Praise Jesus he's okay!! Wow! I would have done the same exact thing you did. Nolan has given us some pretty big choking scares and it's the worst. I'm so glad he's okay :)

Anonymous said...

PTL....love your blogging. Thank you for sharing, and encouraging in this sometimes negative world! Love you!!!
Marianne Brom