Thanks for the jinx Clark!
While eating dinner out last night, I gave my little guy (almost 10 months old) the soft inside of a bread stick. He gummed (yes-still no teeth) it down so I gave him a little bit more. He ended up gulping down 3 or 4 bites when I decided to feed him some baby food. 2 spoonfuls in and he chokes. This is nothing new to us since he still has severe reflux (this is my 35 weeker-worse reflux than the 25 weeeker, by far). But, when he didn't stop choking I got a little concerned.
He finally stopped flailing his arms and kicking his legs long enough to relax those throat muscles. Hubby was satisfied that all was normal. But, I was holding him. I could feel his chest being sucked in every few breaths. Then the coughing started again. I took him into the bathroom since we now had an audience and my daughter's anxiety was kicking into high gear. The coughing didn't stop. Every few breaths he would cough. I laid him across my arm and turned him a little bit upside down and hit his back. Nothing. Did it again. Still nothing. I'm not sure what I was expecting to come flying out of his mouth since the baby food was stage 1 but his wheezing was telling me that something was stuck.
After a few minutes of him crying and coughing in the bathroom I noticed that the skin around his upper lip was blue. He laid his head down on my shoulder and fell asleep. Hmmm, not good. Time to go get hubby. As I leave the bathroom he picks his head up and starts coughing. That lasted a minute and it all stopped. Yeah, baby all better.
Not so fast optimistic mommy!
We get back to the table and it all starts again. This time there was a blue ring around his whole mouth. Geesh.. where is Clark Bartram when you need him?
Turned him over again. Nothing.
Ok, either I'm going to rush him to the hospital or I'm going to try to flush out the pipes. I know, I know, never give any liquids to a choking baby with reflux. But, I did it anyway.
A few sips of his bottle and he coughs up this huge collection of slimy bread balls! He pinked right back up and finished his bottle.
Whew! All is right with the world.
Nope. Daughter is still (a day later) hysterical and her OCD is back being out of control.