choking hazard

‘I didn’t think twice about giving my 3-year-old popcorn. She was happily sitting when she began to cough and choke. Soon, she was wheezing. I knew this wasn’t normal. I should’ve trusted my gut.’

“I should’ve called an ambulance. I didn’t realize the seriousness of it. A few days went on and she had a terrible wheeze and was struggling to breathe. She couldn’t run, swim, or play. The doctor was frustrated with me and assured me if it was the popcorn, it wouldn’t be dangerous. Ignored my instincts.”

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“I heard a noise from the bathroom where my daughter had been happily singing the ABC song, and had just shouted to me, ‘I almost done cleaning up, Mama.’ I had left her in the empty bathtub to clean up her toys. Actions we’ve done a million times before. Something did not register right in the noise. Loud is always a good sign with kids. Quiet is not.”

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