I have always had a healthy fear of my kids choking. My youngest, now 6, has given me many worries, because he’s always had a tendency to say, shove the ENTIRE apple slice in his mouth instead of biting off half of it. So I still cut his hot dogs and grapes up like CRAZY person—but one Australian mom blogger’s recent post to Facebook has me thinking I’m not so crazy after all. Her reader’s son is 5, just a year younger than mine, and recently had a terrifying choking incident with a whole grape. Angela Henderson of Finlee and Me posted a picture of her reader’s son’s x-ray to Facebook to warn other parents, and it took my breath away (no pun intended!)
Photo: Finlee and Me on Facebook
Henderson’s post says:
Do you know what this X-ray is of? A grape!
A grape that was lodged in the top of a 5 year olds airway today.
This sweet soul had to be operated on, under general anaesthetic to remove the grape.
He is VERY lucky that part of his airway was open or else this could have ended badly.