Early this afternoon I received a call from the nurse at Nick's home and apparently he had suffered a bad choking episode. At first he appeared to be alright, but then he turned blue and stopped breathing. They lifted him on to the floor and shaved his chest in a hurry, getting ready to defibrillate when he started breathing again. Ambulance called and he really was out of it after that for a few hours. Anyway, of course i jumped in the car and drove to town (two hours from the cottage to Ottawa) and met the guys at the hospital where the doctor was assessing Nick when I arrived. Long story short, he's fine now and back home. Chest X-ray clear - very lovely and smart young woman filling in today for the regular staff did not not know to put a pillow behind Nick's head when he's eating by mouth (he only eats a tiny amount, mostly he's tube fed). We nearly lost our guy today. I am so grateful he's OK. We are just lucky. Of course I changed the protocols, email alerts, photos on my iPhone to be shared of good head position for eating vs bad head position. Ahhh it's frustrating not being able to just somehow be there for him all the time. Rose, will email my friend at the ADA tomorrow! I hope your sweet Jon is not in too much pain! Love to you all.