When Judea was in the hospital post choking incident, and in a coma, and we didn’t know if he would wake up or not – we didn’t know if he would live or not – I started a Myspace page for him. I might have waited til he woke up from his coma, I can’t really remember. But I thought it would be a good way to keep family and friends updated on his daily and moment by moment progress, rather than individual phone calls and texts and emails.
After several months, I went back into the page and printed out some of them for my mother; mom did not have a computer, did not have Internet access, and desperately waited for information in her home in New Orleans while we were all in Northern California. Mom had not yet met her great grandson Judea. That meeting came during a trip in 2010, a year before she passed on. It was momentous for all in the family, and she fell in love with Judea immediately.
So the print outs were to send to my mom who could maybe share them with other family members who also did not have Internet or computer access. All of this to say, I will go back into the memory vault of Myspace to share some of the eventful days and nights that have occurred during Judea’s first 5 years, post choking incident.
I use the word incident instead of accident, intentionally. Incident is what it was in my mind – the serious and almost fatal outcome could perhaps have been averted if someone had immediately started CPR, calling 9 1 1 , rather than doing a finger swipe into Judea’s mouth. Not a good idea to do a finger swipe, parents and grandparents. More on this in another post.