I almost died last week. I was taking my vitamins in the morning and didn't realise the lid to my water bottle was in my hand along with all the vitamins. I tried to choke them all down and couldn't understand why it was so difficult this time. Then the lid got stuck. I coughed and gagged and was losing air quickly. I looked around at the 5, 3(my niece), and 1 year old wondering who was going to give me the heimlic(sp?) maneuver. I leaned over the sink trying with all my might to get some air and get the thing out of my throat, knowing that I had already gotten all my vitamins out, when the lid finally popped out. I was shaking and crying, and thankful to be alive. I have never choked like that before, and hope to never have a similar experience.
At dinner that night when I was telling Eldon that I had almost died that morning Andrew pipes in with, "If you died mom, we would have to get a new mom."
Problem solved. Simple as that. One mom dies, just get a new one!