This is just a heads up to all moms not to take anything for granted. Trust your instincts.
Not hours ago my 2 kids were in the bedroom playing when my daughter started coughing. I knew she didn't have a cold so I ran in there,,,,,, she was choking. She had put one of the magnetic letters in her mouth and was gagging on it. I tried using my finger to get it but between biting me and squirming I couldn't get it. I called my DH, who tried to pat her back to get it out. He took over trying to get it and I called 911. Just as I came back into the room he was able to get it out and I told the operator that we would take her in not to send the ambulance. I mean in less than 2 minutes I was on the phone with 911 and on the brim of freaking out. For the next 20 minutes I didn't let her leave my side. Tonight they will both sleep with me in my bed. We're going to her ped. tomorrow and have him look at her throat. Also tomorrow I'm going through their toys and ANYTHING that small is being taken away. From the magnetic letters and shapes to the matchboxes.
I asked my DH later didn't he hear her coughing? He said yeah but he didn't think anything of it. Please, please, please don't assume that it's nothing but the kids playing. I couldn't say anything. I didn't know what to say to him. Just listen and react when you hear something that's not right.
I'm posting this as a PSA to moms & not to get bashed for letting them have the letters in the first place. I already feel bad for having bought them. She's going on 4 and has never put anything in her mouth before and I never expected she would start doing it now. ThanksAnswer Question
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