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Old 08-11-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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Choking on own saliva

My 1 month old nephew has been chokeing latley on his own saliva alot, he would make a choking noise and wed have to try to suck out the saliva to make him breath again, it got worse last night where we had to call 911 because he turned purple. . The hospital said it may be something called Gastroesophagel Reflux (GER), they will find out for sure monday after some tests. In the meantime we have to watch him 24/7 to suck out the saliva with a suction every time he does it. He just did it again 20min ago that we are all so scared and worried avout this.

Does anyone have any experience with anything like this? or what else could be causing this? he is also crying so much that we dont know why.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-12-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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Re: Choking on own saliva

he needs those tests done ASAP> ASAP> ASAP>!!!!!!!!
and i would request for the hospital to give you a monitor that will go off if he should stop breathing in his sleep! (it is usually free as long as the dr says there is need for it)

this is nothing to play around with (as i am sure you are aware) and dont let those dr.'s put off something that is needed now!
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: Choking on own saliva

How is the baby now? I hope and pray he is doing better.

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Old 08-25-2004, 10:03 AM   #4
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Re: Choking on own saliva

Younglife, I hope your son gets better.

I am growing concerned myself because my two month old daughter chokes on her saliva every day. She does stop breathing sometimes, but it's not for longer than a few seconds. She's never turned blue or anything, and I haven't had to use suction to get it out. I normally sit her up and forward, and pat her back, or rub her...for her comfort. The worst that it has gotten has been her tearing up a lot, and it lasted for about ten minutes.

My mom says that she got it from my dad who is 43 this year and still chokes on his own saliva a lot. LOL. Right now, I just watch her closely, and call her Juicy. It doesn't seem to bother her past the times when it happens.

I definitely think you should go through with what Chrissi said, soon. And if my daughter gets any worse, I'm going to have her checked out too.
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