It was a moment I’ll never forget. My three-year-old son was racing his toy car along our study desk one moment, and choking the next. His ‘broom broom’ noises became silent. He grabbed my arm. His little face began to turn blue.
Adrenaline rose in my throat. I grabbed him, turned him around and started to hit his back. With the other hand I fumbled with my phone and rang 000. In my mind was the children’s first aid course hubby and I attended when our son was born. “Keep hitting their back, hard and consistently, between the shoulder blades. Do not attempt to dislodge the item with your fingers. Just keep hitting their back. With each hit, a little air is going in.”
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