Justin Morrice had the scare of a lifetime when his 10-month-old daughter, Annabelle, started choking.
Morrice gave Annabelle some Gerber Lil' Crunchies, a baked corn snack with real cheese. Annabelle had eaten this many times before. Morrice turned away for 10 seconds, but when he turned back, Annabelle was gasping for air.
"She was trying to cry but no sound was coming out," Morrice wrote in a Facebook post. "I rushed over and picked her up and turned her over and slapped her back (as we were taught) for what seemed like forever I still could not hear anything."
"It's at this moment I thought my little girl was going to die."
Justin Morrice didn't know what else to do, so he jammed his finger down Annabelle's throat and squished the snack enough to get her some air. "The next thing I heard was the sweetest sound in the world… her crying," he wrote. Morrice called it the "longest and scariest moment of his life."
But what went wrong? How did Annabelle choke on something she had eaten plenty of times before?