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Sun Jun  5 12:22:10 CEST 2005

Scary incident

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Yesterday, when we were eating dinner, Anna and I suddenly
noticed that Ayumi was completely still and was struggling to
breathe. She was choking on something, and both Anna and I
flew up to save her.

Fortunately, Anna had taught me the Heimlich maneuver for
little children, so after a few attempts we got the chunk of
tomato core out of her throat. 

At the time, I was so into getting the chunk out of her, so
I never had time to get scared, but now... that was probably
one of the scariest moments in my life. Fortunately for me, I
didnt see what Anna did- Ayumis lips had apparently turned
blue. That might have made me panic, something which might
have had disastrous effects.

Shortly after we got the food out of her throat, she was
laughing and doing the things she normally does, apparently
completely unpreturbed by the incident. We kept a close
eye on her for the rest of the evening, and though she seems
to have a sore throat, all seems to be well.  Phew.

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