Mother Picks Her Daughter Up From First Swimming Lesson - All Of A Sudden, She Can't Breathe

Mom Leanna Adler was very excited when her daughter, Brooke, started to learn how to swim. The 2-year-old’s first swimming lesson went fine and she seemed to enjoy herself.

However, the little girl started to behave oddly a few hours later. She pointed to her mouth like something was wrong and couldn’t stop coughing. Leanna says it was a bit like an asthma attack, but Brooke didn’t have asthma.

The worried mom was not sure what to do. Brooke didn’t seem in pain, but maybe she should still take Brooke to the doctor.

They ended up going in to an emergency center just to be sure, and it was a good thing. It turned out Brooke was suffering from a dry drowning or secondary drowning. A dry drowning is when someone swallows water while swimming. In this case, the water accumulates in the lungs and can cause complications and can even be fatal. The little girl’s lungs were swollen full of water, and she was given oxygen. Brooke eventually recovered without complications.

Keep in mind that symptoms of a dry drowning can show up one to 24 hours after swimming. Seek medical attention if a child (or adult) shows unusual behavior, difficulty breathing, or lethargy after swimming.

Source: Little Things
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