So, I just almost got the Heimlich from my brother. We just started dinner and on my first bite I started choking. It was a small piece of a plain veggie burger, but somehow it went down wrong. Coughing and coughing, he wanted me to tell him if I was choking, but I was too busy choking. He said "You're turning BLUE!" I got up and ran to the bathroom to cough/vomit it up. My throat is still hoarse from it.
Todd says I needed to communicate that I was choking better. You know, the hands to my throat motion. I counter with I was too busy choking to figure out signals. Simply, I think I scared him. I scared me too.
What's interesting is that this happened while I was eating at my parents' house. I've been sensitive to a single person choking alone for years. Somehow, I don't think Peanut nor Pickle would be much help in a repeat situation.
In a second people. In a second.