A few hours ago I accidentally let Ali put her head under the water in the bath! It looked like she just inhaled the water! God it scared me, coz she didn't do anything straight away - didn't cough, cry, nothing. After a few seconds she made movements like she was going to vomit, but didn't. Then she kind of just "got better". She seems perfectly fine now, smiling, talking and then going to sleep! Argh, but I'm not fine! Can you get secondary drowning if it wasn't technically a "near drowning"? Ahhh
I called NT Health Direct and they reassured me she's fine coz she would have coughed if the water was in her lungs or I'd be able to hear it crackling. But still. I'm not going to sleep a wink tonight! My poor baby! How could I let this happen to her?
Hmm, just needed to let that out and have a little cry about it. I'm sure she's fine and I am waaaaay overreacting. But boo hoo hoo! I feel so terrible!
To any other mother's out there, do not hesitate to call NT Health Direct if you are in the slightest bit worried about ANYTHING! They are really really nice and supportive and don't make you feel like a silly paranoid mother.
OK, I really need to calm down and stop being silly. Sorry.