Yesterday afternoon my daughter asked me for some of the strawberry milkshake whoppers that she talked me into the other day. I gave her a few in a small bowl and she went downstairs to play on her computer and eat them. She does this all the time so I wasn't worried. Let me say that she is 4 years old.
She had been playing for a little while then I heard her scream and cry. She was coming upstairs to me as I was trying to get to her. She was choking! Apparently a whopper got stuck in her throat. Not sure how but it was there. I was terrified! This is my baby. My daughter. And I was seeing her choke.
Without thinking, I grabbed her and as I picked her up I used my arm to kind of thrust into her upper stomach hoping to dislodge whatever was in there. At that point I didn't know. I stood her on a chair and as she coughed I was smacking her back. Thank God it came out and she's fine. She did say she never wants to eat whoppers again.
I had my fusion in January and still have a lifting restriction of 10 pounds. I hope that I didn't do any permanent damage to my fusion. My pain is through the roof since this happened. I've been in a lot of pain since the surgery and this certainly didn't help. I'm resting and staying on top of my meds but it's bad right now.
I had no choice but to do something to help her. I went on motherly instinct. Protecting my kids will always outweigh protecting myself. I am going to see a new dr today for a second opinion since the first dr is acting like a complete idiot right now. Today is a big low for me. I've been trying to be positive and cope but it's not happening right now.
Just needed to vent. Knowing that you guys will be able to relate to my situation helps.