My DS2 is a bit of a pig and has been known to bite of more than he can chew. This has meant that I have had to pick him up, turn him upside down and hit him on his back to dislodge the offending bit of lunch/dinner on more than one occasion.
Today was different - my DH noticed he was choking and got quite panicky - I said calm down (as I had seen it before), I picked up DS2 and tried to dislodge what I thought was a piece of bread. It wouldn't come out. I started crying and was desparately trying to get the thing out. He was going an awful reddy/purple colour and starting to foam at the mouth by this stage
I eventually managed to get it out with my fingers. It was a sticker - one of the kids must have given him one and he choked on it. I scratched his throat in my attempt to remove the bloody thing and it came out all bloody .
Sorry if this is a bit rambly - the point is that I really knew for just a second how it might feel if my baby was in serious danger and it made me feel sick to my stomach.
The moral of the story is to keep stickers and small items away from small babies and to keep uptodate with first aid for babies (thank heavens I did)
Oh dejags - sounds awful but you are not a bad mother. I caught ds3 (8months) chewing on some cardboard today in the playroom - it was the box from a pack of snap cards. The boys drop raisins and allsorts too - it's very easy for them to pick something up like that.
Oh, Dejags, what a horrible horrible fright for you. You certainly are not a bad Mum - I'm sure Mn is shuddering as one in sympathy with you.
It's just so easy, isn't it? Thank goodness you were with him.
I know Blu - he was with DS1's godmother when the kids were playing with stickers, the one which got stuck must have been on his clothes. Thank goodness it didn't happen on the motorway on the way home.
I was becoming lax about certain things with DS2, this has been just the wakeup call we all needed.
dd age 6 and ds and friend age 3 played a game where they each took turns "eating " pieces of lego ... ds friend choked and I had to call an ambulance because he went blue choking, total nightmare his Mum came to find him in the back of the ambulance, thankfully he recovered.