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Charles R. Stevens

Loss of a child

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Over the MLK holiday weekend wile Sandy and I were in the valley (Phoenix metro) for a friends retirement party (30 years as an army nurse, full bird colonel) friends of ours lost their 11 month old boy to aspirating a small pebble. Please put Johnny and Jessica Gooden and their daughter Serria on your lists. 

Knees bent, anvil rung.

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They are in my thoughts and have my sympathies. 

Pnut

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INDEED!  Will do.  How sad.  No parent should EVER have to endure the pain of burying their child!  EVER!

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How terribly sad. Memory Eternal.

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Ringing the anvil in the garden to ask for comfort for the parents and family. My brother lost his first born son to a heart defect, at 10 months old in '79 and it still is a sad time to think about.

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Charles,

Ghastly news that.

Marg & I send our condolences to the family, you and sandy, and all others affected by this tragic event.

SLAG.

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I'm at a loss for words, I can't think of worse times for a parent. Prayers for comfort for Johnny, Mom and all. 

The morning news yesterday had a piece about a viral Youtube video about clearing a choking baby's airway. There was an interview with a new mother who'd saved her baby after seeing it. I hope this isn't insensitive but the link to the YOutube video follows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePodw7L_mFM&feature=emb_logo

Frosty The Lucky.

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Jer,

Thank you for the video. Very informative.

The most common things children choke on are small carrots and small hot dog pieces.

I mention this because parents should be aware of the perils of these foods.

Has any one of the membership noticed that ball-point pen caps,  now,  have a channel in them?

It is to allow a child to continue breathing when they get the caps into their airways.

I had not noticed that and had to,  recently,  read about it on the net.

I think that this improvement is a recent development, but I am not sure.

SLAG.

 

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