How did it change you if at all? How did you deal with it? My DD choked nearly to death on a piece of a melon. There was blood everywhere from her gagging so bad. She was rushed to the hospital. She is totally fine now but I'm not.it has scarred me and now I have anxiety walking into the kitchen or when feeding her. It just happened a couple days ago and I'm trying to deal with it. Thank god I have the most supportive friends and SO. They even cleaned up the kitchen for me, blood and all because I couldn't handle it. I'm using this as a learning experience and have enrolled myself and the nanny is CPR classes. One day I'll get over it (maybe) but right now is not the time. Tell me your experience.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Last year my daughter (7yo then) was messing around in the kitchen and broke her femur. The spiral fracture was so bad that she had emergency surgery and 2 rods where hammered into her bone to stabilize it & allow it to heal straight. 3 months later the rods were removed and she's fine now.
Yes, it was in my kitchen. No, she just slipped while spinning around. Yes, she drinks enough milk. Actually, her bone is stronger now than before. Yes, she was in a wheelchair, then walker, then crutches. Yes, it will grow right. She can walk/run/jump normally.... I was traumatized by the questions too as you can see.
But seriously, I get nauseous when I really remember the visual - the scream, the immediate swelling, the look of terror on her face as she layed on the floor, the sirens, the stitches, the children's codiene on my counter, watching my baby walk with crutches in the snow and ICE.
Answer by MichiMomma at 12:42 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Last fall I was at an 8th grade football game and a boy broke his leg, the screams made me nauseous and I had to leave the stands. It was months before I let her jump - at all. Now I'm not so paranoid, but still... she'll never do gymnastics again. I know the surgeons said it'll be stronger than before, but still, I was traumatized too. Just writing the last post brought tears to my eyes and she broke her leg in November of 2007.
You will get over the extreme feelings you have right now, but you'll always remember the moment. I try really hard to change my thinking from "how/why did that happen" to "I'm so lucky... It could've been worse.
I'm glad everything's okay for you and your daughter. Things like this make us hug our kids tighter and I'm a little less irritated when I hear "Mooooom" for the 87th time in a day!
Answer by MichiMomma at 12:49 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by staceynoel at 12:54 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by TMJ121099 at 1:43 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Last November our youngest who was one at the time came down with Adenovirus (sp), she threw up all over, went into a seizure and stopped breathing on the way to the hospital. She was totally blue by the time we reached the ER. It was so awful to see her hooked up to all these IV's and oxygen. They had to put her to sleep to do a cat scan and after she was returned to her room she stopped breathing a second time. I never want to experience that again, I felt so helpless at that point because there was nothing I could do to help my baby. She is happy and healthy now but every time she gets sick we freak out a little. It was the worst 5 days of my life plus we had a male nurse who was a total ass and they actual had to have my husband come back to the hospital because I threatened to kick his ass if he touched my kid again.
Answer by lapcounter at 1:50 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
Two years ago, my son choked on a chip at a restaurant. I tried everything and I couldn't get the chip free. I kept my cool until I realized that I couldn't get it out and not a damn person in that restaurant helped me. Just when I started to panic, it finally flew out of his mouth after two minutes me holding him upside down practically beating it out of him. I never thought people could just sit back and watch you struggle as your child dies. Of course there have been studies done where people will watch murder, rape and burglary and just stare and do nothing. I have been in several situations where I have stepped in and helped a mother that was in distress in an emergency situation. It's totally different when it's your own child.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 2:08 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
On Christmas day, my son Rick (now 21) was only 13 months old, pushed himself up by using a kerosene heater while lit. We He burnt his hand to 2nd degree burns even though it was only on the heater for a few seconds. My dad and I rushed him to the hospital and they cleaned it and bandaged it up, but he would not eat anything for whole day. After that I made my parents have the heater off when we came over. In my own place I do not use them at all. I'm still scared of them heaters. Thank goodness he does not remember it at all, but still have the scars from it.
Answer by kahurst1968 at 2:11 PM on Jan. 10, 2010
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