And I was ill-prepared to help him ... talk about a wake-up call!
Momlogic's Julie: Yesterday, my family was eating Chinese food for lunch when my 8-year-old son began choking on the pan-fried noodles. He was gagging -- and in that moment, I realized I HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO DO.
He held his neck, and was making these horrible gurgling sounds. His face turned bright red. I yelled "HOLDEN!" and ran around and put my arms around his back to his chest. I began doing what I thought the Heimlich maneuver was ... but I have never been trained, so my knowledge was limited. Very limited.
My husband yelled for him to "cough it up," and in a couple of seconds thankfully the noodles were miraculously out of my son's mouth and he could breathe again.
Even though this story has a happy ending, it made me realize how much I don't know about how to save my child if he was really choking or had stopped breathing.
It's recommended that every parent know how and when to administer CPR, as well as knowing how and when to do the Heimlich maneuver. Do you?
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