So…I had this:

It was terrifying not being able to breathe, but a Google search has at least lead me to a reason why.

Knowledge is power, after all.

6 responses to “So…I had this:”

  1. I’m glad you’ve found an explanation for your very frightening symptoms that day. As they say, it’s very rare; hopefully, you’ll never experience this again. Good old Google has the answers to everything. What did we do before it? Everyone who could afford it had a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Certainly in the UK, anyway. That was decades ago, though, and most people have gotten rid of them now that we have Mr magical Google.

    I’ve been meaning to say how much I love your blog’s title, “I get knocked down, but I get up again.” Is that after the song that contains those words? It’s a great saying and one that I feel I should take a leaf out of in my current circumstances. After I replied to your choking post, I realised that cats have nine lives and not eight, so you’ve still got a couple on the back burner, so to speak 😊. Hugs Xx πŸ’œπŸŒ·πŸŒž

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  2. Hiiiii Ellie! When I hear from you, the corners of my mouth turn up into a smile. You are so thoughtful and your posts are so sweet.

    Haha omg yes, I remember the encyclopaedias! We had to purchase 1 at a time and I loved looking everything up.

    You’re right, now we have “Dr Google” which can either be helpful or cause lots of anxiety because my searches almost always lead to a “you have a life threatening disease” site. I wonder if that only happens to me or if other people get lead to the same stressful conclusions?

    Either way, I’m thankful to know what it was that stopped my breathing, that it apparently “only lasts a minute” (on one site – another site said up to 15 minutes which is quite frankly unsustainable, I think!), and there are techniques to help open vocal chords back UP and allow someone to breathe freely which is going to help if it happens to me again.

    Really hoping it doesn’t though.

    Glad to hear cats have 9 lives! Haha. I should hopefully have 2 left, then. I hope Jesus is reading this!


  3. It happened to me one time and I thought it was the end! The youngest boy was upstairs and after trying to open my airway by throwing myself over a chair and against a wall, I was attempting to make it to him. (I thought I needed a Heimlich did not yet know it was a laryngospasm). The youngest ran to me, terrified, screaming, not knowing what to do. At this point, I was completely upside down on the stairs where I found I was able to receive a pinpoint stream of air. After what seemed like an eternity, when I could finally breathe and speak again, I asked the youngest, why didn’t you call 911 or try to do CPR? “Mouth to mouth? EEEWWW!” he replied.

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    1. What a terrifying experience for you! My heart goes out to you because I know how scary it is. I thought I’d need to get my throat cut and insert a straw the way I’ve seen on TV when someone’s airway is blocked but there’s no way to explain when you can’t breathe. You poor thing, hanging off the stairs! I hope neither of us ever goes through this again. If you get free time, check out YouTube videos on laryngospasm because they show how pressing on a certain spot behind your ear releases your vocal chords so you can breathe again. Apparently it’s painful, but I’d rather have a few seconds of pain than minutes of not breathing.

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      1. Wow! I’m looking up those You Tube videos right now. It was a super scary experience and I remember thinking how sad my husband was going to be and how unbelievable it was that this was how my life would end. My doctor should have really mentioned techniques to prepare me for potential future occurrence. There was really no explanation as to why it happened. I was relaxed and eating yogurt at the time so we thought it might have been related to reflux. I don’t think I would have ever had the courage to stab a pen into my throat like they do on tV.

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      2. Oh same. I wouldn’t know where to make the hole or what to do so I’d literally just let myself die. It’s such an awful situation. It must’ve been so much worse for you with your sons in the house. I can’t imagine.

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