Tuesday, October 07, 2014

This Boy....


This boy...

He will cause me to go gray early.

Last night at dinner, he started choking on a large piece of chicken.  At first we didn't know what was happening but Zoey figured it out as Jake jumped up and silently freaked out as he struggled to communicate what was wrong.

I jumped up from the table and administered the Heimlich as panicked thoughts of, "What am I going to do if it doesn't come out?" raced through my mind. 

Thankfully the offending chicken piece flew out on the first thrust.  Jake was shaking and crying and clung to me as I breathed a prayer of thankfulness to the Lord.

And then the dog rushed over and ate the chicken.

Nice.

5 comments:

sms77 said...

I'm so glad this all turned out well...poor guy! Sarah

Mary DeGennaro said...

So grateful he is okay...and you have a sense of humor!

Anita Johnson said...

So thankful for a happy (even the dog part) that everything turned out well! I had the same experience 20 years ago, but my son passed out. Holding him in my arms I was able to loosen the piece of hard candy in his mouth by doing the Heimlich ... he held steady in the ambulance and at the hospital they slowly dissolved the candy with sips of warm water. His swimming teacher had given him the candy...I learned that later on. We all need to know what to do in these circumstances. I have a few gray hairs myself!

Sean and Lisa said...

Poor Jake! Poor you! Having a child who choked every meal for way too long I can so relate to the panic. Thanking God he is safe and for your quick reaction!

Leslie said...

So thankful he is fine and the dog part on the end had me laughing … not about that happened to Jake of course. As far as your first line of the post … I have a son that does this for me too LOL!

Are you homeschooling again? I've been a bit MIA in blog land! I'm trying to catch up on my own and others too! :D