A four-year-old girl from Florida almost died in an unusual accident after swallowing pool water. Elianna Grace was recently hospitalized for a "dry drowning" after playing with a "pool noodle" in a pool of her grandparents.
According to Elianna's mother Lacey Grace, her daughter's play in the pool turned out to be really dangerous. Lacey now urges parents to be careful when their kids play in the pool.
"Elianna played with a pool noodle and someone would swim by and someone would spray them back if she was not looking," Lacey said. "She just put her mouth on the noodle when someone else picked her up to spray on her, and did not notice she was at the other end, forcing her mouth to water."
The incident occurred on April 1
Elianna had a fever and "started to shake really badly, her skin was purple, her heart was racing, her oxygen level was dropping," Lacey said. She was taken to the emergency room from where she was admitted to the emergency room, where doctors found her lungs swollen and infected.
"You know your child better than anyone else," Lacey said. "So I knew something was wrong, I just did not know it would be that bad."
Elianna allegedly fought for her life for days before recently showing signs of recovery.
According to a GoFundMe Elianna Elianna was diagnosed with chemical pneumonitis, aspiration pneumonia, and perihilar edema for the child's medical expenses. By early Tuesday, the account had raised more than $ 2,000 to its target of $ 15,000.
"If your child swallows / inhales a bunch of water and something seems to be out of order at all, I ask you to get help immediately, I wonder if I took her Monday, would she be better off?" if I waited longer, what would have happened. It's so scary, "Lacey warned parents against" drowning dry. " What is" dry drowning "
Dry drowning occurs when someone ingests a small amount of water through the water Nose and / or the mouth, causing spasm in the airways, causing it to close, and when it enters the lungs, causing inflammation or swelling, resulting in secondary drowning, in some cases showing signs of stress Symptoms include coughing, fast, shallow breathing, nostril, drowsiness, vomiting, nausea, and behavioral changes.To avoid an incident, monitoring is required when a child is in the water.