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    Default Please please watch your children around water!

    with summer coming.

    We had a scare yesterday when our 2 year old jumped into my sisters pool fully dressed. I was right near her and watchibg her but as she isnt keen on baths atm i didnt think she would jump in. There were older kids in the fully fenced pool but she wanted to watch them.

    One of the kids in the pool grabbed her and i pulled her out from the side but she was underwater for a few seconds. It happened soo quickly even with me right there watching her every move

    She seemed perfectly fine afterwards like i said it was a few seconds, but then today she had a cough so to be safe i took her to emergency to be checked out. Lucky i did! They gave her a chest x ray and she had some water on her lungs which would have developed into pneumonia. She is now on antibiotics

    So wanted to share to remind all mums on here to be so very very careful. Even with you watching and a couple of metres away things can go wrong very quickly. Its so scary.

    Please watch your babies very very closely at all times this summer.

    Thinking of enrolling her in swimming lessons now.

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    Default Re: Please please watch your children around water!

    Thanks for the timely reminder, glad your little one is ok!!!

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    Default Please please watch your children around water!

    Thank you! I hope your little one recovers quickly.

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    Default Re: Please please watch your children around water!

    no worries I hope it prevents someone else going through the same thing.....or worse

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    wow .. scary

    glad that your little one is ok - but definitely a reminder to a) be careful .. but also b) to err on the side of caution and head to emergency if ever slightly unsure - I'm glad they took you seriously and had x-rays done ..

    hug her extra tight tonight

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    Geez. How frightening for everyone involved! This is a great reminder especially about the need for follow up care even when you may not think they need it.

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    Default Please please watch your children around water!

    Wow! Thank you for the reminder! So glad she is ok and that you followed ur instincts today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    with summer coming.

    We had a scare yesterday when our 2 year old jumped into my sisters pool fully dressed. I was right near her and watchibg her but as she isnt keen on baths atm i didnt think she would jump in. There were older kids in the fully fenced pool but she wanted to watch them.

    One of the kids in the pool grabbed her and i pulled her out from the side but she was underwater for a few seconds. It happened soo quickly even with me right there watching her every move

    She seemed perfectly fine afterwards like i said it was a few seconds, but then today she had a cough so to be safe i took her to emergency to be checked out. Lucky i did! They gave her a chest x ray and she had some water on her lungs which would have developed into pneumonia. She is now on antibiotics

    So wanted to share to remind all mums on here to be so very very careful. Even with you watching and a couple of metres away things can go wrong very quickly. Its so scary.

    Please watch your babies very very closely at all times this summer.

    Thinking of enrolling her in swimming lessons now.

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    Oh god I can truelly relate.
    a few weeks ago there was 3 adults including myself sitting on the steps of my work pool watching 6 kids and a teenager there too. My 4 yr old and his friend were jumping in onto the step then getting out and repeating it. Just want to add that my ds can swim to an extent, he will jump in and swim across the pool to me. Anyway I took ds2 who's 18mths old for a swim, as I walked out into the middle of the pool I noted ds1 out of the pool. Ds2 was grumpy so we were only out in the middle of the pool for seconds, I turned back and sat ds2 on the step and was just turning around to sit on the step myself when one of the mums screamed and pulled ds1 out of the pool, he was face down floating and was blue. I thought he was dead, automatic panic mode. Luckily there were colleagues nearby who came running, nurses and drs. He coughed as soon as he was turned On his side. We took him to Ed which was seconds away. They did a chest X-ray which was clear. He was very drowsy, (obviously exhausted from the ordeal) they kept him in overnight on oxygen as his sats were low. I was a wreck and felt totally awful and so much was playing on my mind such as how could it happen when I was right there? 5am the next morning he was bouncing off the walls dying to go home.

    What had happened when ds was able to tell us was that he jumped onto the step as he had been doing and slipped off into the deeper water and couldn't find his way back to the step. What was even more heartbreaking was when he said to me "I could see you and Connor at the step but I couldn't reach you and I was calling for you but you couldn't hear me"

    The drs said he was very lucky and it had happened literally seconds before, he wasn't quite unconscious when he was pulled out and hadn't swallowed too much water.

    Very scary experience to say the least especially when we have just had a pool put in too but we are even more diligent now to something that can happen so quickly.
    It hasn't scared ds at all. He still loves the water but is more cautious.

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    Oh my goodness kimberleygal1 how scary for you and your ds.

    Glad he was ok too.

    I cant believe what happened and you were in the pool!! It just shocks you at how quick it happens doesnt it? I never realised it could happen THAT quick which is why i wanted to warn others.

    *hugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    Oh my goodness kimberleygal1 how scary for you and your ds.

    Glad he was ok too.

    I cant believe what happened and you were in the pool!! It just shocks you at how quick it happens doesnt it? I never realised it could happen THAT quick which is why i wanted to warn others.

    *hugs*
    How is your little one doing now?


 

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