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Mr. Peepers was choking....

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Earlier today I just got done putting my boys' bowls down and heard Mr. Peepers making the wierdest noise. Horrible weezing noise. I went up to him and watched him and seen that he was still breathing but it was very hard.

I didn't know what to do. I thought if I try and take him to the vet, he could be passed out before I even got there. And since he could still breath (very labored though) I decided to try and help him get it out. I didn't want him to freak out so I sat on the kitchen floor and called him. He came up to me and sat on my lap. I rubbed under the chin on his throat hoping it would help him to swallow it. He would get this huge coughs, like he was trying to dislodge it. So I just kept holding him and petting him, trying to keep him and myself calm. Eventually he let out a huge cough and out flew the food.

I was so dang scared. This was happening for over a few minutes and I just kept thinking that my boy was going to choke to death right in front of me. He was breathing but it was so bad that his whole neck would suck in from him struggling to get air.

So scary but at least he is o.k. now. :)
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As strange as it sounds, I'd have been just as calm as you were. What choice do you have when you're there alone and your baby is dying right before your eyes? I'd have completely fallen apart afterwards but I imagine you did too.

By the way, what was lodged in his throat?

Sometimes I get a bit annoyed at Lily because she is a fanatic about how small her bites of food have to be. She'll touch each piece with her upper lip and reject it if it seems big. Occasionally she'll actually take a biggish piece in her mouth but out it pops if she senses it's too much for her to handle. The girl is way smarter than her mom. Shame on me for being annoyed. :oops:

We should all know how to perform the heimlich on our little ones.
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