Only a scare

We had a scare last night.

Sacha has been battling a cold, but seems to be mostly over it.  He has some coughing spells, but nothing major.  Last night, Sacha went to bed without incident, but was awake 30 minutes later, crying.  Tony went up to see what was wrong.  I soon heard him yelling for me: “Oh God! Hon!  Oh God!  Oh God!”

I ran upstairs and heard a coughing fit.  Tony was in the room, with the lights on, holding a brick-red faced Sacha, who was coughing his little lungs out.  He couldn’t seem to get his breath.  Then, as quickly as it all started, it all quietened, and he laid his head on Tony’s shoulder and closed his eyes.

Tony said that when he walked into the room, Sacha was thrashing in his tangled blankets, and then was gasping and wheezing, as though choking.  Not knowing what he could be choking on (as his bed is a safe haven), he grabbed him and started patting his back to help him along.  That’s when I walked in.

We stayed with him until he fell back asleep and tucked him back into bed.  I was sufficiently freaked out that I spent the rest of the night tossing and turning, listening for every little noise and leaped out of bed at every cough.  The fear that I had as a new mother, afraid of SIDS, was back, thinking that my son would stop breathing in the night if I wasn’t attentive enough.  I had to check his tummy to feel it rise and fall, confirmation of his breathing.  I had to stroke his hair and hold his hand, feeling his warmth, for fear that it may leave in a second if I wasn’t careful.

I cannot fathom going through what she (and she and she and many others) have gone through.

I am thankful that it was only a scare.

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10 thoughts on “Only a scare

  1. It’s a Happy Heiny’s brand diaper. When I bought it the storefront (online) that I bought it from didn’t have it, but she tracked one down from another retailer. You should check out all their patterns, they have some great ones and the diapers work really well, too! ;0
    So if you really want that frog one I’d suggest googling Happy Heiny’s frog print diaper… good luck!
    And I’m glad Sacha is okay!

  2. That is the ABSOLUTE worst feeling in the world…the abject terror something devastating is happening to your child and you are powerless to change it.

    I’m just so very happy that he is okay.

  3. That is so scary. I still go see if Bubbies is breathing and have to put my hand on his stomach sometimes. I don’t think you ever stop worrying about them. Praying you don’t get anymore scares!

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