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My late dad saved my life when I was 18 months old

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BrianMcFaddenfan07
BrianMcFaddenfan07 Community member Posts: 253 Pioneering
Not many people know this about me, but if it wasn't for my late dad, I wouldn't be alive today. I was about 18 months old and I was stood up in my cot near my mum's and dad's bed sucking on a hard boiled sweet. Both my mum n dad were keeping an eye on me to make sure that I was OK as I was doing what most lil ones do at that age sucking the sugar off my sweet. I was quite happily stood up sucking on my sweet when suddenly I was started choking as the sweet had slid down my throat and got stuck, so my mum took me out of my cot and started banging my back, but to no avail, so my dad snatched me off my mum and he had a go at banging my back as he was a bit stronger than my mum at the time, but my mum noticed that my lips were turning blue, so my dad flipped me over and he did the only thing that he could do, even though paramedics and first aiders tell you not to do it, but he had no choice. He put two fingers down my throat and flicked the sweet out of my mouth. Once I could breathe again, I turned to my dad and I gave him a big hug to say thank you to him as I knew that something was wrong and my daddy had made it better. 
I only know this as my mum told me a while ago. 
My mum also told me that whenever my late nanna was having a coughing fit, I would climb up onto my nanna's sofa, then I'd crawl across the sofa and then I'd climb over the arms of my nanna's couch and her chair and I would sit behind my nanna and I would pat her back and ask her if she was OK. 
I remember one time my nanna who is my late dad's late mum, had asked me to make her a cup of tea, so I did. I made it her cup which was white with a picture of a train on it. Once I'd made my nanna's cup of tea, I very carefully carried it into the front to her. Once my nanna had taken her cup of tea off me, she had a lil drink of it n then she put it on the lil side table next to her chair. Once my nanna had finished her cup of tea she told me that my cup of tea was nicer than the ones my dad made for her. 
My nanna's cup and a couple of other things were all that my dad wanted from my nanna's after my grandad and auntie came for my nanna. He'd got my nanna's cup for me and he'd put it in the kitchen cupboard next to the fridge freezer we had and one time when I went to make a hot drink for me, my brother and our dad, I looked in the cupboard where it was supposed to be, but it wasn't there, so I shouted my brother to ask him to help me to double check the cupboard in case it was further back in the cupboard than our dad thought it was, but it wasn't,, so we went back into the living room and asked our dad to come n help us to look for it, which he did and he'd found broken in the old family dining room (we hadn't used the dining room since me, my 2 sisters and brother were younger). My dad wasn't very happy with his nephew as he'd broken my nanna's cup and didn't even have the decency to tell anyone that he'd accidentally broken my nanna's train cup. He'd just left it in the dining room for someone else to find. My dad had a right go at his nephew for it though as he'd told his nephew that he wasn't allowed to touch my nanna's cup as she'd asked my dad to give it to me, which he had done. 

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