Dancing in the Rain
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A Trisomy 18 Journey

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scary Morning

Yesterday was an occupational therapy day for Julia. At her last appointment she was just not into it. All of the moving around and repositioning and a new therapist was just too much. Yesterday's session seemed to go well as Julia was very alert and cooperative. At the end of the session Julia was finishing a bottle when she started coughing and gagging. Its imoortant to know that she very rarely spits up. In 8.5 months, she has spit up maybe 5 times total. I don't know exactly what happened yesterday but she spit everything up and just could not breathe. It was terrifying. Her color changed, the therapist wanted to call 911, and then suddenly she started crying and breathing and pinking up. The whole episode lasted only a few moments but they were loooong moments. I remained calm during the episode but felt shaken for the rest of the day. Julia rested and ate more without incident. She is such a little fighter. And I am thankful she has strong reflexes. I pray this NEVER happens again.

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