We were at a friend's house today, Gus and her daughter playing in the other room, when all of sudden Gus starts coughing and crying. Not the normal cry. Five minutes of coughing, spitting, all the time with Gus breathing, my life got shorter by about 10 years. It is one of the most scary moments that I have experienced. He had found a marble and for some reason swallowed it. Maybe, just to see if he could.
I feel very grateful that I get to kiss him good-night tonight. I know that other kids have done it and I was told that money can also be a common problem. My house will be searched for small bits and pieces that have found there way into the nooks and crannies. It is just a feeling of helplessness not knowing what to do and wanting it all to turn out all right. So glad that this time it did.
He looks worried in the first picture. But, by the time we were at Urgent Care getting an x-ray, Gus was back to his normal self. He could eat and drink and had already passed that marble through his stomach for the long journey through the intestines.
It might take me a bit longer to recover.