If anyone is still around, please help.

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If anyone is still around, please help.

Postby BJD210 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:31 pm

I don't need the lecture. I had protections in place but my "soft close" lid on my toilet failed and was stuck slightly open and of course, for the first time that I know of, my little guy found a way to defeat the towel blockade i always have wedged under the bathroom door. He went quiet for 10 minutes so i went looking. of course I find him in the toilet lifeless and stiff. I started chest compressions immediately. After a few presses he gasped for air and then again about 10 seconds later. He started gasping more frequently and started coming back to life. He went through stages of unconsciousness and shaking but now seems to be recognizing me, moving around and breathing decently. My concern is that I could hear the "clicking" associated with aspiration with every breath but now it has faded. Are adults as susceptible to death from aspiration as little ones?

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Postby BJD210 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:45 pm

It has been about an hour since this happened and his breathing isn't "clicking" anymore. He won't eat or drink yet but he actually seems to be fully conscious He is dry now and curled up in a towel in my shirt, Fingers crossed...

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Postby BJD210 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:21 am

24hrs later he seems OK. He won't leave the confines of his aviary even with the doors open and he has been sleeping more than usual but I imagine that would be normal if you where temporarily dead just a day ago. I am still concerned about his motor skills, he seems a little clumsy but I might just be hyper sensitive right now.

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Re: If anyone is still around, please help.

Postby Joan » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:51 am

He knows what to do .. just keep an eye on him for clicking. He may be suffering effect of lack of oxygen. Time will tell if any permanent damage. You are the only person I know who has resuscitated one.
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