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Jennifer Cummins ‘How do you give a child the best chance in life?’

Written by on April 29, 2013 in Featured Videos with 1 Comment

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  1. Jason says:

    Watched video of young child in pool. Unconscionable to lose a second child to DRY DROWNING. Hidden danger: Dry drowning

    This really happens every year.

    The tragic death of a South Carolina 10-year-old more than an hour after he had gone swimming has focused a spotlight on the little-known phenomenon called “dry drowning” — and warning signs that every parent should be aware of.

    Difficulty breathing is the first sign that you would be worried about.”

    The second sign is extreme fatigue, which isn’t always easy to spot. “It’s very difficult to tell when your child is abnormally tired versus normal tired after a hot day and running around in the pool,” Rauch said. “The job of the lungs is to get oxygen into the blood and your brain needs oxygen to keep working, so when your brain isn’t getting oxygen, it can start doing funny things. One of them is becoming excessively tired, losing consciousness and the inability to be aroused appropriately.”

    Finally, there are changes in behavior. Another tough call when dealing with very small children, whose moods and behavior can change from one minute to the next.

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