Sunday, January 29, 2012
The "fun" clementine
All of a sudden, all my first aid training left my mind. I had no idea what I was supposed to do...I could remember what to do for an infant, and for an adult...I could even remember what to do for myself...but in my panic, I could not remember what to do! It was really a scary moment...I placed his diaphram on my knee and put him face down and pushed on his back...to try to get him to spit out the clementine. I know now that it wasn't the right thing to do...I could have made the clementine get lodged in place by pushing on his back...I should have done the heimlich maneuver for kids which is the same as for an adult by the way...but in my panic state, I wasn't able to think clearly.
I'm so thankful that the clementine came out! Nicolas was fine afterwards. He told the story over and over (he still tells the story sometimes when he's given a clementine)...here's his version (I can chuckle about it now that I know he's ok):
"Mommy...Alas choke teen" (Mommy, Nicolas choked on a clementine)
"Yes Nicolas, you did, you have to chew, chew using your molars (I then show him exaggerated chewing)
"Alas...(bends over and pretends to spit something on the ground)"
"Yes Nicolas the clementine came out and landed on the floor"
"No Nicolas, that was not fun"