Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dry Drowning...Who knew?

This is a must read for all of you who will go swimming with your kids this summer.

I have never heard of dry drowning. This is a timely article for me since Bird starts his swimming lessons this afternoon. As if there aren't enough reasons to be paranoid and freaked out, especially when it comes to kids and water.

I wish I had a pouch to protect my boys from all of life's potential harms. Surely some will befall them, but I can live with scrapes and bumps. But really, that's about all I can take. Can you say "prematurely gray?"

Please pass this on to everyone who will be at the beach or pool with children. Keep that ever watchful eye out.
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The Over-Thinker said...

Good lord--I've not heard of Dry Drowning. What's next? Wet dehydration??

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is unreal. I never heard of such a thing and thanks for sending this out. We have a pool and a 3 1/2 year old. Thanks again.

Alyson | New England Living said...

Holy Moly! I'd never heard of this either. It sounds quite frightening because my kids are always exhausted after swimming and yet that is a possible sign too. How are you to know the difference?! I sure hope this is extremely rare. Thanks for the heads up, I'll pass it along!

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how many times as a kid I came home, my lungs aching, it hurt to breath in deeply from all the water I'd inhaled at the pool that day.What a scary thought. Who knew? That poor boy and his poor, poor momma.