K. Bug and Goose have their parents back home again. Mr Cozy Blanket came to pick me up this morning. He brought Timbits from Tim Hortons for the girls. They are donut holes, the kids love them. Grampy ate one then got a glass of water. My son and I were talking and heard this terrible noise. We turned and looked and my Hubby was choking. Actually throwing up water and struggling. It took me awhile to register what was happening. He sometimes chokes (mildly) when he has asthma attacks. I think I was expecting him to stop. Mrs. First Aid/CPR recently renewed looked at my son (me of source) and said, 'What do we do." My son started doing the Heimlich and told me to call 911. He did the manuever several times with force.
Nothing was dislodged but he freed up something. The choking stopped while I was on the phone but the squad still came. So scary. What if he had been alone. I am sure I would have reacted differently as I know I have with children before. It sure is scary to see an adult going through this. The girls were watching but we think they thought Grampy and Daddy were wrestling like they did last week in the pool. He is doing fine. Very tired and sore. I'm not sure if he didn't have an asthma attack with this somehow. He said he even feels that way. But loosing oxygen would be similar.
It is a reminder that things can change on a dime. In case of choking you don't have alot of time. The EMT's said it is best to call them when someone starts to choke instead of waiting. It is alot easier to do this method on a child. My husband is 6'3" and a big guy.
Not sure I could have done as well as my son did.