Because We Love Her

Veteran’s Day 2011

November 12th, 2011 Posted in Daily News Post

11-11-11… So, for anyone who may doubt the importance of Dana being with Chloe as much as possible… last night was a prime example of that importance.

When I left the house for my house, Chloe was doing her tasting homework. This is where she loads her mouth with food, chews and tries to make the swallow happen. Well, I was about 5 minutes from home when Dana called my cell phone. Chloe had a piece of lettuce stuck in her throat and couldn’t clear it. She was still passing some air but was in a panic. Dana can’t see to drive at night so I turned around, with both of us knowing if things got worse she’d be on the phone to 911.

Dana called Steve, the speech path, who, like the complete support he is, answered while out shopping. In the mean time Dana had the flashlight out and was looking down Chloe’s throat. On the second look she saw the lettuce and went after it with her fingers. Success! It was out and Chloe was in good shape. Steve spoke with Chloe to make sure she was comfortable, and he reiterated the procedures she needed to do to hack out an aspiration. Chloe had forgot only one little technique, but an important one. Dana had been on the ready to perform the Heimlich maneuver if needed.

Now, what would have been the outcome had Dana been working the $8.50 an hour job at World Market? There is just so much Colin and Chloe, home alone, are capable of. The next job Dana goes after has to be one she can do from home until we get this major problem tackled. Thank God she was home. The money isn’t worth the life!

Be well,

  1. 3 Responses to “Veteran’s Day 2011”

  2. By Kat on Nov 14, 2011

    So so scary. Yes, i too believe Dana needs to be there when chloe is home, and i also see that because of um, well, coz she has to work, what can she do ?? If only everyone understood that. Glad you’re ok Chloe and so glad your momma knew what to do. Love you all, and proud of you for trying so hard, even tho i know you’re tired of hearing that. <3

  3. By ronhorton on Nov 14, 2011

    Going along with Chloe’s need to do her “taste testings” in order to try and reprogram her brain to remember how to swallow, here’s a suggestion if anyone wants to get one of these for her. She LOVES her baked goods for her homework.

  4. By Barbara Wuest on Nov 18, 2011

    I am so proud of you Dana for knowing what is in the best and highest interest for all involved!!! You set an amazing example of what that is! Sending love and hugs to all!

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