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You know when they teach you rescusitation at SCBU prior to discharge and you think you'll never need it.........................

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ladylush Fri 25-Sep-09 17:42:30

Today I had to rescusitate dd shock sad She choked on some gripe water, it must have gone down the wrong way and she went floppy and stopped breathing (though she may have been holding her breath). It was the most terrifying 2 minutes (actually I don't know how long it was but it sure as hell felt a lot longer than it was) I've ever endured. Thankfully she is ok and asleep on me right now, but I hope none of you ever have to use it.

Hassled Fri 25-Sep-09 17:45:02

Oh blimey - well done for doing all the right things; I'm sure I would have run around screaming. Glad she's OK now.

alwayslookingforanswers Fri 25-Sep-09 17:45:48

oh god you poor thing - glad she's ok

DogAgain Fri 25-Sep-09 17:48:15

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justaboutautumn Fri 25-Sep-09 17:51:14

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ladylush Fri 25-Sep-09 18:00:28

Thanks I think I'm still in shock tbh. I told two of the mums at the school (who I get on well with) and they remarked how calm I sounded (and looked at me as if I'm mad)but it's just the way I deal with crisis iyswim. Inwardly I am very shaken.

alwayslookingforanswers Fri 25-Sep-09 18:01:38

lady - I know that feeling...calm exterior has lots of people foxed doesn't it

ladylush Fri 25-Sep-09 18:02:00

Dogagain sad glad ds is ok now though. Very scary isn't it. Ds never choked on anything even though he was always putting stuff in his mouth. Poor dd was only having gripe water.

ladylush Fri 25-Sep-09 18:03:07

Hi always smile Yes, I think it's a strength sometimes (probably good in my job) but equally it can be a weakness.

DogAgain Fri 25-Sep-09 18:25:30

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ladylush Sat 26-Sep-09 09:28:15

DogAgain - I didn't know that the first whack should be very hard. I actually had to give dd some breaths as the whacks weren't working. Maybe I didn't do it hard enough. I keep looking at her feeling so lucky she is alive and feeling like I should never complain again when she cries/doesn't sleep.........but I know that won't last long wink

Northernlurker Sat 26-Sep-09 09:31:05

Don't worry about not whacking hard enough. YOu did a good job and she's ok - well done!

ladylush Sat 26-Sep-09 09:38:10

Thanks NorthernLurker - yes you're right but I suppose I keep going over it in my head and worrying in case it happens again sad

DogAgain Sat 26-Sep-09 09:55:35

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