Saturday, September 20, 2008

So Grateful for Strangers!

Tonight, Luke, Gracie and I were eating out at a restaurant and Gracie started choking on a potato so I started smacking her back, thinking that would do the trick. Well, it didn't and she started turning blue and I literally freaked out! I didn't know what to do! I stuck my finger in her mouth and couldn't feel anything, so Luke immediately put his finger all the way down her throat. Meanwhile a sweet, sweet lady sitting across from us saw the drama taking place and hopped up and grabbed Gracie and was going to do the Heimlick on her, but at that moment, she started breathing again. I have never, ever felt such panic in my life and felt so helpless! My mind was just blank and I didn't know what to do! I told that sweet lady/angel that I was so grateful she was there and she said she didn't do anything, but I told her that her acting so fast made me feel so much better. Apparently she used to run a daycare and has dealt with that situation in the past. I am sooooooo grateful for her!!!!!!!!!! So give your kiddos an extra hug for me tonight!

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

That is so scary! I have always had a fear of my kids choking. I am glad she is okay. Are you?

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Stephanie said...

Oh my! I'm so glad that she's okay. That is such a scary thing to happen.

Amy said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad she was there too. A similar thing happened to me when Morgan was a baby and I agree there is nothing more terrifying. And it doesn't help that I panic and can't think straight. *Hug* I'm glad all is well. Love you guys!

Jacqui said...

WOW! I hate it when parents feel helpless. I'm glad all is well and we are surrounded by angels.

Tara Bergsjo said...

I am so glad she is okay! I hope that never happens to one of my kids. But that is very neat that someone jumped up to help a stranger!

Kevin and Tami Scott said...

Sorry you had such a scare. The worst feeling in the world is the feeling of helplessness when you are a parent and your child needs you. I'm grateful for you that it all turned out okay.

Gabrielle said...

Loves to you and gracie!

sharpest family said...

Scary. I hate that feeling. Macey was choking on a penny the other day and I just watched for a second not knowing what to do. She normally gets stuff back out herself so I waited. It wasn't coming so I made my move but she ended up swallowing it. I haven't seen it come back out either! :) Who knows where it is! I wish that lady would've been here for me!

Megan said...

That is such an aweful feeling. Porter chokes all the time and I hate it!