tonight DH was letting DD (5 1/2 months) play with a catalogue (she loooves them and will be content playing with them for a while) he was watching her carefully but didnt realise that she tore a bit off in her mouth. she swallowed it and it got stuck in her throat and she couldnt breathe for a couple of minutes. we tried to get it out with our fingers but couldnt we were patting her on the back to try to get her to bring it up , just as i was about to call the ambulance she managed to swallow it completely and has since been breathing ok. but my gosh that was one of the most terrifying times of my life!!! i did not like the look she had on her face whilr struggling for breath and gagging. she went red very quick. so scary. (we did call the hospitaL to see if we sould take her in to be checked out but they said that kids have eaten worse things but if she has difficulty breathing we should)
dont know why im posting this but i guess i just needed to get it out. dh wont let me tell anyone and its making me feel like a horrible parent for letting her play with it. (i let her play with it but then left her in dhs care to make a phone call)
not only that but she had a reaction to the antibiotics (penicillin based... amoxyl or something) she was prescribed. we had a bad night. poor dd. i am really sucking at being a parent.