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dd suddenly choking, gagging and being sick?

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addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 12:03:20

Dd will be 1 year in 2 weeks, she has always been fine with food and loves trying different foods. But in the last 2 weeks she's started choking gagging and being sick. This is on bannana, sandwiches, organix biscuits, grapes etc. It's almost like shes forgotten how to eat.

Is this normal? What should I do?

I'm posting this after a traumatic snack time where she started choking on a chewed biscuit (it wasn't too much for her mouth) I had to interviene and scoop it out, she then threw up and was very upset. She calmed down and had some bannana and did the same thing. She's been refusing all food since and I'm just about to try her with some pizza for lunch. I'm trying to be relaxed so she's not picking up anxietys from me but im quite worried about her.

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 12:17:03

I should also add she was diagnosed with reflux as a baby, but since sorting out her cmp allergy hasn't had a problem. she also has tounge tie but its never been an issue.

Marne Thu 20-Oct-11 12:20:31

I would take her to the gp to check all is ok.

Dd1 was a gagger and would only eat puree until she was 2 even when she was 2.5 she would gag on crisps and biscuits, eventually she grew out of it so it was nothing to worry about.

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 12:28:10

That's what I don't understand, this is a new thing, shes never really had pureed food, she's always preferred finger food and has never gagged or thrown up.

Maybe taking her to see the Dr would be a good idea. (although they have me down as a parinoid mum and a trouble maker!)

Marne Thu 20-Oct-11 13:36:26

I'm sure they wont think you are a parinoid mum.

Also it could be a problem with her tonsils, my step son has a similar problem and it turned out that his tonsils were too big (he would gag on meat ect and had to chew things for longer in order to swallow), he had his tosils taken out and was then fine.

larrygrylls Thu 20-Oct-11 13:50:43

Most likely she has a nausea bug, or tonsilitis, if it has never been a problem before.

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 16:18:58

Thanks, the hv turned up at toddler group this afternoon and she said the same thing, probably just a sore throat. If it doesn't improve in a week I'll take her to see the Dr. Thanks

Mobly Thu 20-Oct-11 18:39:12

I wouldn't wait a week, I would take her as soon as possible to find out the cause.

You never know it could be a polyp growing in her throat (I knew someone who had one) or it could be a piece of food stuck (sounds far fetched but again know someone).

If it's just a sore throat then she may need anti-biotics.

thisisyesterday Thu 20-Oct-11 18:42:27

i wouldn't wait a week either, it sounds very worrying.
i would take her as soon as possible

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 19:26:16

I think you might be right, shes now finding it difficult to swallow her milk confused. I think we need to ring the Dr tomorrow morning.

thisisyesterday Thu 20-Oct-11 21:05:01

if she can't even swallow milk i would get her down to a&e

i don't want to alarm you, but issues with swallowing could potentially mean issues with breathing surely???

at the very least please call NHS direct

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 21:26:40

She finished her bottle she just kept spluttering it. Her breathing seems fine, and she's gone to sleep easy enough. She doesn't have a temp or any other symptoms of being ill. I'll keep an eye on her tonight and get her a Dr appointment first thing tomorrow unless she gets worse tonight.

4madboys Thu 20-Oct-11 21:40:05

dd does this, but she has always done it a bit, she doesnt really do it with her milk anymore but is terrible with food. iahve had her checked out by the dr and she is fine just has a strong gag reflex.

struggling with her milk would worry me but is she maybe getting a cold, a bit snuffly, or a sore throat, then maybe drinking the milk is irritating her like a tickly cough maybe.

if she does it again you could always try a slower flow teat to see if that helps?

but yes def drs tomorrow, hope she is ok xxx

thisisyesterday Thu 20-Oct-11 22:02:58

yeah, do keep checking on her.
my worry would be that it has come on suddenly and worsened over the day and that it could get worse still iyswim?

and hospitals would far rather see a healthy baby with worried parents than miss a baby that is really ill... so don't feel like you shouldn't go.

4madboys Fri 21-Oct-11 08:53:32

how is she this morning addicted? hope you had an ok night? xxx

addictediam Fri 21-Oct-11 09:27:53

She's the same this morning, had a few problems with her milk during the night, then she was reluctant to eat her breakfast then completly refused after choking again.

I rang the sugery and the dr called me back (its how its done here, you cant get appointments just a call back and they fit you in if they decide they want to see you) dr said 'she's probably feeling ill or something, she should be fine' hmm he didn't want to see her and he wasn't really intrested in what I was saying. The words probably and should have filled me with lots of confidence! If she develops anymore symptoms or it hasn't got better by Monday I'll kick up a huge fuss and get her seen by someone.

thisisyesterday Fri 21-Oct-11 10:00:47

that's a shit response from the Dr.

if it were me i would be seeking medical attention today. if nothing else you need to make sure she isn't getting dehydrated. she can't just not eat and drink :-(

please take her to hospital, or a walk-in centre if you have one you can get to.

or ring back and demand an emergency apppointment

Marne Fri 21-Oct-11 17:01:54

I agree, i would take her to an out of hours doctor, walk in or A&E, she needs to be looked at and it only takes a few minutes to look down her throat.

Conundrumish Fri 21-Oct-11 17:31:15

I'd take her to A&E or walk in centre too.

thisisyesterday Mon 24-Oct-11 21:00:17

hi addictediam, how is your dd now?

girliefriend Mon 24-Oct-11 21:06:29

I saw something similiar to this on the telly and it turned out the little boy had a coin stuck in his gullet!!

Although I am also wondering if this has turned into a bit of a psychological problem in either case you need to speak to a health professional.

addictediam Tue 25-Oct-11 08:54:24

She seems better, not doing it as much. I have a Dr appointment this afternoon (with the only compitent Dr at my sugery), so ill get her to have a quick look at her.

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