This is a small handful of the 241 lives saved by the Dechoker® device.
Please, protect your loved ones today! Choking tragedies are preventable. A child chokes to death once every 2 days. We pray you never need our product, but statistics say you will and when that time comes, the Dechoker® device can clear an airway obstruction in seconds:
72 Year-Old Chokes on Meat, Saved with Dechoker®
The latest life saved is of a 72-year-old man from Spain. The supervising nurse from the care facility where he resides reported that: " He turned purple while eating beef, Heimlich maneuver + scapular compressions were started without being effective, he was laid on the floor and a digital scan was performed and it was not effective either. Dechoker began to be used and on the second attempt the piece of veal came out, after which the resident began to breathe without difficulty."
Toddler Chokes on Foil Confetti
"Bought this as a just in case and at my daughters first birthday her baby cousin ate some table foil confetti and started to choke! I calmly got it out of the bag and was able to suction out every piece!"
Dechoker® Saves Toddler who Overstuffs Mouth
It is extremely common for a toddler to overstuff their mouths while eating, no matter how supervised the meal may be. The 239th Life Save reported to Dechoker was froma. mother who described her daughter overstuffing her mouth with a hot dog. This parent was so grateful to have had the Dechoker within reach, and was able to dislodge the food from her daughter's airway.
"I was given a Dechoker as a gift. I appreciate this company and product!"
Dechoker® Saves Toddler from Choking on Popcorn Before 911 Arrives
" My 2 year old son Jameson is notorious for choking (come to find out he needs tonsils removed). One evening we were watching a movie and he was eating some popcorn, when all of a sudden he wasn't breathing. Immediately I called 911 and my husband grabbed our dechoker. It took multiple attempts but finally the popcorn came out and he was breathing again. It took 4 minutes for 911 to arrive. My son would not have survived if it was not for dechoker removing the popcorn before medical help was able to get there. I am forever grateful for this lifesaving device, and we will ALWAYS have one in our home!"
Dechoker® Saves Grandmother in Multiple Choking Emergencies
Joshaua T. reported that he has had to use the Dechoker on his grandmother several times, and that it has worked in every one of those choking emergencies. His report marks Dechoker's 237th Life Save!
Dechoker® Saves 10 Month Old When 911 Connection Fails
"You can add another life saved to your list. My 10 month old choked on a fruit snack in the parking lot and stopped breathing. Luckily I was right next to him and when nothing else worked, I grabbed the Dechoker from the car. I bought extras just to make sure I always have one with me. It took a few tries but it came out and he's perfectly fine. My husband's phone wouldn't connect to call 911 so I don't know that paramedics would have been able to make it in time to help him. Thank you"
3 Year Old Chokes on PB&J and Saved with Dechoker®
"My 3 year old was choking (like could not breathe) on a pb&j. He had stuffed too much in his mouth (as usual, even though I warn him not to) and it got stuck in his throat. I heard the horrific sound of him struggling to breathe. I saw the look of sheer horror in his eyes. I knew this wasn’t a normal getting choked up on something. This was the big one that we are all terrified of. I ran and grabbed our dechoker from the diaper bag. (We keep it there so we always know where it is and it travels with us). I had him spit out what he could then put it up to his mouth and pulled back hard and quick. It sucked it right out in one try, and I immediately heard him gasp and take his first clear breath. We both started bawling. The dechoker saved my baby’s life today. It all happened so quick. I could’ve lost him just as quick. There’s no way I could’ve gotten that thick peanut butter sludge out of his throat. Thank you!!! Thank you to my husband for purchasing it “just in case”.
Toddler Saved from Choking on Watermelon
"These Dechokers work, my 22 month old daughter was eating water melon when she began to choke. We used it and cleared the her airway. I recommended this to all my friends and family with kids. Its a life saver and worth every dollar. Its definitely pays itself off after one use. You just never know when it will happen."
Dechoker® Saves Autistic 3 Year-Old
"Add one to your lives saved counter. My autistic 3-year-old has a tough time eating, and he started choking and turning blue last night. I tried turning him 45 degrees down and hitting his upper back to no avail. Grabbed the Dechoker and it got it out immediately. Thank you!!! It saved him."
Man Uses Dechoker® to Save Himself from Choking
Chris contacted Dechoker to report that he used the Dechoker on himself. His story in his words is as follows:
"I bought this to have on hand for my elderly mom in case she ever chokes again so I don’t hurt her fragile body trying to give her the Heimlich Maneuver like I’ve done in the past. Tonight I was eating a salad when I began to choke on my dinner. I ran to the kitchen trying to make myself throw up and it wasn’t working so I turned and saw the Dechoker. First pump and the piece of lettuce was dislodged. I thought I was a goner... Thanks again for the Dechoker. The puppy in my arms is my new service dog Bailey."
Life Save #231 - 3 Year Old Boy Chokes on a Corn Dog, Saved with Dechoker®
"Jack is 3 and was choking on a corn dog. My husband tried to remove it without success. Luckily we have had the Dechoker in our house for a few years now but this was the first we have had to use it. It was able to remove bread and the hotdog the first attempt. The bread went into the Dechoker and the hot dog went into his mouth where we were able to remove it. We’re lucky we had the Dechoker and we have ordered more for his grandparents house. This device should be in everyone’s home!"
Dechoker® Saves 65 Year Old Woman from Choking on Dinner
"...my 65 year old mother has a medical issue where she chokes on food a lot. My sister texted me that she choked really bad at dinner but was able to dislodge the food enough to breath but just barely, so they were on their way to the hospital. I said I had a Dechoker and they could give that a try if they could wait 10 minutes for me to get there. She was laying down when I got there, and it only took 2-3 pulls to get it free. She was so grateful."
Father Reports 229th Save by Dechoker®
"This thing just possibly saved my 8 month old’s life.
Parents...get one, or two. It’s worth it! For months I kept seeing ads about your product. At first, I didn’t want to spend $50 on some thing I didn’t know if I would ever need. But after seeing the ad enough times I figured that it would be better to have one and not need it than need one not have it. So I purchased it about six months ago.
Fast forward to a few days ago and my three year old left out a bunch of paper/stickers on the floor. My 8 month old got ahold of one and began choking. She couldn’t breathe at all. We tried getting it out in every way we could, but it wouldn’t come out. We were freaking out until I remembered that in the pantry I had the Dechoker. I rushed in, grabbed it and unwrapped it from its package. At this time our daughter was turning purple. The device was really large on her because I had purchased the kids size, but I managed to get it in. Two applications later the sticker popped out. We’re so insanely grateful that this device may have just saved her life." Dylan D.
Dechoker® Saves One Year Old from Choking on a Potato Chip
"This thing saved my 1 yr old's life. He choked on a potato chip and turned beet red. I was so scared but I laid him down and used the Dechoker. I've never been so scared in my life. Thank goodness for the Dechoker. We keep 3 of then in our house. A small one for the baby and a bigger sized one. You just never know when you need it."
Save #227 - 15 Month-Old Saved from Choking on Animal Cracker
"Saved my 15-month-old. I gave him an animal cracker, heard him swallow hard, and then he was trying to cough and cry and couldn’t. My husband grabbed him and tried slapping his back with him facing downward, didn’t work. I ran to the closet and grabbed the Dechoker.
We laid him on the bed and could see the animal cracker in the main back of his throat, one pull of the Dechoker and it came up so we could pull it out. He’s already back to playing!"
Dechoker® Saves 86 Year-Old Man
in Nursing Home
An 86-year-old man in Valencia, Spain who had "Dysphagia" (the medical term for swallowing difficulties), breathed in food and choked. The traditional methods were not working, and nurses and supervisors used the Dechoker to clear his airways.
Save #225 - Daughter Uses Dechoker® when Father Chokes on Piece of Meat
The daughter of an older man describes her father's terrifying choking incident:
"My mom was feeding my dad, she ran to the room yelling "Tu papa se esta ahogando" (Your dad is choking). I ran to the kitchen grab the dechoker which I had educated everyone in household, it would be on top of water dispenser. He was sitting up, with purple lips.. Placed the device on and on first suction, the piece of meat came out. He just gasped for air, his eyes were watery. Very grateful for this tool."
Dechoker® Saves Baby Boy from Choking on Apple Slices
A mother reported Life Save #224 and posted the following on social media:
"Parents - PLEASE buy yourself a Dechoker to keep on hand. It's something you hope you'll never need but will be glad you have when you do. Jeremy bought me one last year when I moved into my place, and I had to use it on J tonight when he choked on apple slices. Thank you to Joe for keeping me calm and helping me in the moment of fear. Shout out to Olivia who is legit the best big sister and listened to everything I asked of her and remained calm until all was over. That little girl never hugged her brother so hard as when it was all over with. Final shout goes to J for scaring the living Jesus out of me , and asking for more apples after.
Go buy one now."
Save #223 - Dechoker® Clears Wood From Toddler's Airway
I’ve been asked a few times what my absolute must is as a parent. I’ve told people it’s my Baby Brezza, my strap on carrier, or my diaper pail. Today I realized it’s none of those things. It’s my Dechoker
This morning, Decker was crawling back and forth from me to Matt, both of us keeping a good eye on him. Afterwards, I put him in the high chair so I could start making breakfast. We realized his eyes were watering and he seemed like he was struggling with something. After checking his mouth and seeing nothing was in there, but seeing he was still struggling, I grabbed the DeChoker.
After using it, I pulled chunks of WOOD out of my son’s mouth. WOOD!!!! Somehow crawling between us, Decker found wood and shoved it in his mouth.
We like to think that we’re all perfect parents and that nothing will ever happen to our children because we watch them closely. But y’all, children are CRAZY!! Stuff happens! I shudder to think what would have happened to Decker’s esophagus, intestines, or stomach had he gotten that wood down.
So my absolute must as a parent? DeChoker! You NEVER know when you’ll need it, and it’s better to have it laying around than to wish you had bought it if (god forbid) you ever need it!
Dechoker® Saves 63-Year-Old's Life
Phylis was having dinner with her husband and her 63-year-old daughter, when, while eating boneless spare ribs, her daughter got up from the table to get something from the kitchen. All of a sudden she began to lose consciousness, and could only point to the cabinet where the Dechoker was kept. Phylis and her husband used the Dechoker and the piece of meat was immediately dislodged. Phylis shared the following:
"If I did not have the DeChoker I would not have my daughter. It saved my daughter’s life when she was choking. I grabbed the Dechoker and inserted in her mouth and pulled out the plunger.
She immediately responded and wanted to vomit. She did and was fine. I have sent them to my entire family."
Dechoker® Saves One Year Old from Choking on Quarter
This one-year-old boy's mother reported that her son was saved from choking on a quarter...
"My son started choking on something and I immediately started to try and fish whatever it was out with my finger but couldn't get it so I ran to the kitchen where I keep the Dechoker and yelled for my husband and he and I started to do back blows and started to use the Dechoker on him after if still out not dislodge. The Dechoker got the quarter out of his throat and saved his life, I can't imagine how things would have gone if I didn't have it. I just ordered another one to keep in the diaper bag Incase anything ever happens while we are not home . The one we used has some blood and mucus (the blood I'm guessing is from my fingernail while I was trying over and over to get it out. I tried washing it but it won't come out but it's ok I'm just so lucky to have has this product. Thank you guys so much for making these ... I'm telling everyone abo it what happened today and will be posting on my social media because I feel like every parent needs to have this!" Natalie M.
Toddler Boy Who is Prone to Choking Saved by Dechoker®
A father reports life save 220 and adds:
"Do it. I eyeballed for months and then our toddler choked and we couldn't get it out for a minute - a long, terrifying minute during which I actually cursed myself for not having bought one. Bought one the next day. Three weeks later, another choke (he has Down syndrome and is more prone than average) and my wife used the Dechoker and it popped right out. She said he looked so terrified and she was so grateful. Don't be an idiot like me and watch your kid try to breathe while you regret not spending $50 and pound on his back."
Save #219 - Dechoker® Saves 1 Year Old Baby with Down Syndrome
A parent shared the following with us...
"This device saved my one-year-old Down Syndrome baby tonight! I just want to cry as I write this... I had just purchased this a few months ago because my cousin recommended it to me, as I was concerned that my little one may have a more narrow esophagus. I am so thankful to have had it handy. We tried everything we knew to do before using this, and it worked immediately, he took a deep gasp of air. I absolutely will be purchasing more! Thank you for this product!!"
Dechoker® Dislodges Watermelon and Saves 218th Life
"We had to use it on my 11 month old when he got a piece of watermelon stuck in his throat. I'm not positive it wouldn't have gotten dislodged anyways but having a device designed to do so gave us the ability in a pure panic to get him out of the high chair and the melon removed before something awful happened. Couldn't recommend it more."
Save #217 - Dechoker® Clears Cantaloupe from Airway of 11 Month Old Girl
"Saved my 11 month old daughter. We had dropped cantaloupe, and after picking it all up, she had got a hold of a piece we missed. She had started to turn blue, and although the Dechoker did not get the piece out, it moved it and she was able to have a small airway. Her color came back and she cleared her airway just before paramedics arrived. I think the Dechoker truly saved her life. Had we not had it, we wouldn't have been able to secure a small passage for air to flow and our story would have had a much different ending. Thank you for this invention!"
92-Year-Old Grandmother’s Life Saved From Osteo Bi-Flex Pill with Dechoker®
Beau was visiting his grandmother who has some osteoarthritis pain. When she went to take her osteo bi-flex pill tragedy struck.
"My 92 year old, confused grandmother was choking on her osteo bi-flex pill. I immediately ran to get what my wife called "the choker" at the time but I knew what she meant. It's hard to imagine if I had not heard your commercial I could be planning a funeral right now. Thank you."
ER doctor dislodged quarter with Dechoker® for life save #215
When Barbra's daughter choked on a quarter and was rushed to the ER, doctors used the Dechoker® device to pull it out.
Recorded save #214 family travels with the Dechoker®
“We have 2… one for home and one for travel. Thank goodness I had one when my Nephew choked… One quick pull and he was breathing again”
United Kingdom nursing home frequently deploys Dechoker®
A nursing home in the United Kingdom has recognized 28 additional life saves using the Dechoker® device. This puts documented saves at 211 people that survived a choking incident because of the Dechoker® device. This institution deploys the Dechoker® device for patients that are wheelchair or bed-bound where other first-aid maneuvers are ineffective.
183rd: Nurse Saves 78 Year Old Nursing Home Resident
On August 11, 2021, a 78 year old resident of a Nursing Care facility in Spain who suffers from dementia, choked on a snack he was having. Luckily, a nursing supervisor was able to use the Dechoker® device to clear the piece of food from the man’s airway, and saved his life.
182nd: Mother Saves 10 Month Old from Choking on Ravioli
On Friday, July 23, 2021, Kasandra’s 10-month-old son was eating butternut squash ravioli that went down the wrong way. Kasandra shared with us that he turned completely blue, was listless, and losing consciousness. She used the Dechoker® device, and with one pull, the food was dislodged and he immediately got his color back. Even when the EMTs arrived, they were extremely impressed with the effectiveness of the Dechoker® device.
Kasandra’s son was born with EA-TEF ( Esophageal Atresia with or without Tracheoesophageal Fistula) which is a congenital anomaly seen in babies when the esophagus ( swallowing tube) is not completely open. This condition makes children more prone to choking.
While doing research upon diagnosis, Kasandra saw an advertisement for the DeChoker and ordered one to have on hand, just in case.
“ If we didn’t have the DeChoker, I can’t even think of what would have happened.”
180th: Little Boy's Life Saved From Choking on a Gummy Vitamin
"My 2 year old choked on a gummy elderberry vitamin that he eats every single day. My first instinct was to bend my son over and hit his back. That helped some but I suddenly remembered that I had the Dechoker device and I ran to get it and this took care of the rest. I’m grateful for this device and am purchasing a replacement one. Praying that I won’t need to use it again but I’m fully prepared to if need be. The actual gummy vitamin didn’t come up, he ended up swallowing it but the Dechoker prevented him from choking on the built up mucus. There was a lot of it! By the time the Firefighter EMT’s arrived he was completely fine and asked to go to the park. They checked him out and said that everything looked good. I showed them the Dechoker and what was inside and they said that it looked like that was what made the difference. I bought the Dechoker in December 2020 and I’m glad that I did. I don’t know what would have happened yesterday if I hadn’t. Afterwards, my son took pictures with the Fire Captain and one of the EMT’s in front of their fire truck which was a happy ending to a very scary situation." Gloria
179th: Baby's Life Saved While Camping
Dechoker Saves Lives
"My husband and I were on a camp trip with our 9 month old son, Banks over the 4th of July. My husband was out surfing and Banks and I were in our camper.
He was playing on the floor of the camper in a safe designated area we have set up for him. Soon I heard him coughing and I looked over at him which is when he started choking. I patted his back firmly to try and get whatever was in his mouth out. I then put my finger down his throat and all I could feel were some teething crackers he had been snacking on. Crackers he’s been eating since he was 7 months old. However, I didn’t want to push the crackers further down his throat and make it worse. He started turning bright red as tears were streaming down his face. I then started the infant Heimlich which was unsuccessful. He started turning a tiny tint of blue which is when I laid him on his back, grabbed the DeChoker and with one attempt successfully dislodged a piece of plastic out of his throat. Something he must have just picked up somewhere off the floor. This SAVED his life!! I’m certified CPR for work but I will take the DeChoker EVERYWHERE with me! We do a lot of traveling in our camper and this was the first time I took the DeChoker with us. For whatever reason I grabbed it last minute and THANK YOU to whatever Angel is protecting him. The DeChoker saved my Sons life!!!" Nikki P.
178th: Nurse saved a Nursing Home Resident in Spain
177th: Parents saved their toddler daughter
"Today was the scariest day of my entire life. Iris was watching a funny cartoon while she ate dinner. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, but I had just looked up to ask her to be careful of laughing too crazy while she’s eating because she can choke. Before I could get the words out of my mouth she did exactly what I was worried about. She inhaled dramatically and the food she was chewing got stuck in her throat. Her face almost instantly turned red and the panic on her face will haunt my dreams for a while. I immediately started patting her back and moved on to the Heimlich. It wasn’t working and she started to go limp in my arms. My husband was already grabbing and opening the @dechoker that I bought just 3 months ago. It took about 6 seconds to get it open, in her mouth and pulling a piece of meat out of her throat.
Hearing her take a huge gasp of air and starting to cry was a miracle. My poor baby was so scared and I don’t know how me and her daddy didn’t have a heart attack. I was very close to it and sat sobbing on the floor and thanking God for a good long time. I saw this medical device in passing, randomly thought it looked like a smart idea but moved on. Something kept nagging me for the rest of the afternoon that day and I couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed to buy one just in case. I eventually went to find it that night and ordered two. I planned on getting just one for the baby because Luna isn’t the best at chewing yet, but I ended up buying one for Iris too just in case. Needless to say I’m so glad that I bought these and I recommend buying one to ALL of my parent friends. I can’t thank the people who made the Dechoker enough for making this device and for saving my 4 year old’s life. We will be forever grateful for your product.
THANK YOU GOD!"
176th: Mother saved her toddler daughter
"Our daughter is 19 months old and since she was a baby has always put stuff in her mouth. After too many incidents we saw the Dechoker device and purchased it. She was eating a piece of fish (like she usually does!) when suddenly she started coughing.. I attempted the Heimlich without success and as she was turning blue remembered the Dechoker. Ran and got it. One pull and it was dislodged! This product is AMAZING, I have ordered four more. So thankful." L.B.
175th Mother saved her 1 year-old son
"My one-year-old son had a choking episode this past spring. Luckily I had purchased a Dechoker for my family for Christmas. I immediately grabbed the Dechoker and was able to free the obstruction before paramedics arrived. I am forever grateful for this device!" E.O.
174th: The Local Police of Massamagrell - Spain Used Dechoker to Save a Toddler Who Was Choking.
“The officers quickly went to the house and practiced the Heimlich Maneuver and used 'The Dechoker' with a positive response.”
Massamagrell Local Police officers saved the life of a 17-month-old toddler who was choking. The policemen went to a call at 22:30 hours alerted of the facts and quickly arrived at the home where they found the little boy with visible symptoms of choking. They used 'the Dechoker' with a positive response in the child who ended up recovering a normal respiratory rate, although he was later transferred to the hospital as a precaution.
The head of the local police, Pepe Ferrer, stressed that the agents, "as a result of the protocols of action for situations like this, knew how to respond quickly and professionally to the emergency, giving the child the most appropriate respiratory maneuver for his situation. We are incredibly pleased with the result."
173rd: Father saved his 4 year-old son
I recently saved my son’s life with the DeChoker here the details:
My son was eating a starburst and it got caught in his throat and he couldn’t breathe. I did back blows for about 30 - 45 seconds (which seemed like an eternity when I was going through it). As I did the back blows, I remembered that we had bought a DeChoker and I yelled to my wife to grab it from the cabinet over the fridge. We got it on my son’s face, and I noticed his lips were already turning blue. The starburst came out on the first try. It just popped right out and my son immediately took a deep breath in. I have never been so relieved in my entire life. That starburst WOULD NOT BUDGE from the back blows, but it SHOT OUT with the DeChoker. I had not tried the Heimlich on him yet, but I’m glad I didn’t have to; he is only 4 and I was worried that I would hurt him if I did it too hard. I’m not trying to sound dramatic, but I’m pretty sure the DeChoker saved his life. My wife and I bought two; one is above the fridge and one is in the car. Thanks for your amazing product. Sincerely, CW
172nd: Parents saved their precious daughter
Last night, Finnley choked on a Goldfish cracker. I did everything “right”. I had broken the cracker in half, knowing she wasn’t an expert eater just yet. She was eating happily and then she started gagging. The gagging turned to choking. I am infant and child first aid certified, so I jumped into action with the Heimlich maneuver. It did not work after multiple intense attempts. David ran to get the Dechoker device. We immediately placed her on the floor, lifted her chin to open her airway, and placed the device over her nose and mouth. We then suctioned everything from her throat out, and out came pieces of Goldfish cracker. After a few minutes of intense crying, Finnley calmed down and she was back to my baby. Today, her face is deeply bruised from the suction pressure of the Dechoker, but that $50 device saved her life.
Watch others while they eat. Children choke, but so do adults. Buy this device for your toddlers, the next size up for children, and consider getting one for adults. A $50 device could save your loved one’s life. Every. Second. Counts." H.M.
171st: Becky saved herself.
“Just wanted to say thank you for this product. I have Barrett’s and eosinophilic esophagitis. This helped me this morning clear a " soft blockage" (I forgot to eat small pieces of my oatmeal breakfast bar) Took a bit to get a good seal, but pretty sure it was me (panicked)(Yeah, I was freaking out which makes it worse; I'm human.). Dechoker let me help myself. Since I live alone and family is either too far or advanced age, this gives me another option for independence. And the instructions are spot on. Still scary when it happens but thank you! I have told my family and they are looking into them too because I have a couple nephews that visit my mom.” B.C.
165th to 170th: Spain reported 6 new lives saved at home care facilities.
Dechoker Spain has reported 6 more Lives saved at elder care facilities. The elderly are the second highest risk group for accidental choking. Congratulations and thank you to all of the dedicated elder care facility workers that have saved elders with Dechoker in true choking emergencies.
164th: Parents saved their 10 month-old daughter
"My husband and I had to use our Dechoker on our 8month old little girl. It was dinner time and my husband had given her a piece of pita bread with avocado on it. He assumed she would bite off a little Chunk (we have used BLW for all our children). She had taken a bigger bite than he had thought and within seconds you could see the fear on her face and she was silent crying he patted her on her back, didn’t work. he flipped her upside down, didn’t work, tried to physically suck it out of her mouth and of course didn’t work. I remembered I bought the Dechoker a few months back and ran to get it out of my car. We could only afford one so I carry it everywhere we go (car included).
After running across the house I ran right to her he held her at an angle but not laying down. I put the mask over her, he held it while I pulled the lever. It took 2 tries and it finally dislodged from her throat.
I was so scared, I didn’t even think to get a picture but it was a pretty large chunk. If I hadn’t have gotten this device our little girl would not be here today.
I’m so thankful for your company. It saved my babies life and I will be forever grateful for that. "
163rd: Mother saved her 1 year-old daughter
"Dechoker your product recently saved my 1 year old daughters life! I bought it a couple month ago hoping I’d never have to use it but 2 days ago my daughter choked on tortilla and avocado. I didn’t realize the tortilla was so dry and she choked. She turned dark red, tears were streaming down her face and she was reaching for me from her high chair absolutely terrified. Back slaps didn’t do anything so I ran and grabbed the Dechoker. One pull cleared her airway and she breathed hard and cried her eyes out. It was the most relieving cry I’ve ever heard and hope we never go through this experience again, I’ve never been so scared in my life.
To everyone out there, this CAN happen to you! Please buy one of these; they save lives. Because of this product this beautiful little baby gets to keep growing up. I can’t imagine my life without my little Cady and can’t thank Dechoker enough for making such a miracle product! Thank you, thank you, thank you!" C.J.
162nd: Father reported that his wife saved their 10 month-old daughter
Dechoker saved my 10 month old baby girl. She swallowed something she found on the ground and started choking. There was no air going in or out. My wife started immediately trying to give her back slaps and finger sweeps but nothing was working. That’s when she remembered the Dechoker. My sister-in-law held her still while my wife used the device. It instantly dislodged what we found out was a jellybean probably dropped by our 3 year old. This is literally the best purchase I have ever made in my entire life. Who knows how long it would have taken help to show up. J.G.
161st: Parents saved their 5 year-old son
"Tonight our biggest fear almost became reality. Our kids love hotdogs and tonight our 5 year old almost choked to death. I can not explain how quickly it happened, happy and laughing turned into silence and panic. The look on my 5 year old's face was terrifying. I tried backslaps and abdominal thrusts but we could not get the hotdog out. We purchased a Dechoker several months ago and I placed it on top of the refrigerator. Thank God we remembered we had it. My husband had my son on the kitchen table and with one good pull of the Dechoker, a wad of hotdog and bun came out. This product truly saved his life. We had my son checked out by the fire department and he received a clean bill of health. Please if you have children get this product. "
160th: Father saved his 3 year-old daughter
I literally just bought this device.... thank GOD less than a week later our 3 year old choked 100% blockage on a nugget and this device with one pull it came out!
Literally just watched my daughter choke without being able to breath even a little, completely blocked... a week or so ago I heard a story about a man who lost his son many years ago to choking, the next day I bought this device... less than a week later I used it to save my daughters life..... no maneuvers worked and she couldn’t breath.... thank you God and I highly recommend grabbing this Dechoker if you have little ones. C.J.
159th: Mom saved her 4-year old Daughter: Jasmine!
"I saw the Dechoker advertised on Facebook around tax time of 2020. I have 5 kids, and one fear I’ve always had with kids is choking. So I bought the toddler size one without hesitation. It had been easily accessible in our medicine cabinet for 8 months when we were downstairs and our 4 year old daughter started choking on a quesadilla. I hit her on the back, then her face started to turn red and she couldn’t cough anymore so I did the Heimlich and still nothing. It all happened so fast and I felt like I couldn’t breath myself, I picked her up and ran up the stairs, I remember knocking all of the medicine bottles out of the medicine cabinet to get to the Dechoker, I laid her on the table and without even reading how to use it, I put it in her mouth and pulled up really fast like a syringe, it made a very scary sound but it got the food out on the first try. She was able to cough then take a drink. Every parent needs this in their home." M.B.
158th: Wife saved her Husband
"Make that 158 lives saved! Here is my Facebook post" B.A.
157th: Husband saved his wife
156th: Heidy was saved by her mommy!
2 Year old Heidi and her mom April. During a morning snack, Heidi began to choke. April could see Heidi was in distress. April started abdominal thrusts but could not dislodge the obstruction. Heidi was not getting air. April remembered she had purchased the Dechoker just a few months ago. On the very first Dechoker pull, the obstruction was removed. Heidi was getting air again. We thank April for sharing with us her story and pictures. April is another Dechoker hero!!
155th: Father saved another child in a baseball game
Hello guys. Love your product. As a father of 3.5yo twin boys that go 100mph and into everything all the time, the Dechoker is a must for us. I take it to all of our baseball games. We’ve even had to use it on another kid choking on a jolly rancher. Lance
154th Saved by her Parents!
Two days ago, our daughter was chugging her juice from her water bottle. Suddenly, she coughed (while drinking) and turned to me holding her throat. I immediately tried to help her in all the ways I knew how: pats, arm up, turn her upside down, etc etc, but it wouldn’t clear. At this point, we had a friend call 911, and my husband grabbed the Dechoker. On the first try, juice came out. On the second try, she was breathing!!
Whew!!! We were all thanking Jesus. The paramedics gave her a 👍and a fist bump, and we snuggled her all night.
It’s $50 and worth it! If we didn’t have it, she would’ve been hospitalized at the very least.
Grateful, thankful, blessed, A.D.
#153 Stevie was choking on a smore!
How does a fun camping trip turn into an almost tragic event? A parent sent us a testimonial and a picture of their son who as saved by Dechoker. Enjoying making smores by an open fire one minute and a panic to save a child the next moment. The choking child’s family did not even have a Dechoker with them, a neighboring RV couple had purchased one for a just in case moment. Little Stevie pictured in this ad is alive today because someone else was prepared for a choking emergency. “He was choking on a smore. It was supposed to be a fun day and I was thinking, OMG I could lose my son today. P.D.”
#152 Grandmother saved granddaughter.
I’m writing to inform you that my mother was able to save my daughter’s life using the Dechoker. My daughter is four years old and doesn’t always chew her food well. She took a bite of a banana and choked. My mother, a registered nurse trained in using the Heimlich maneuver, was unable to dislodge the food and grabbed the Dechoker. The Dechoker removed the food instantly. I’m so glad we have a Dechoker in the house just in case of situations like this. Everyone should have one in their home. Thanks. A.W.
# 151 Parents saved their son choking from Cereal
"Your product saved my three-year-old son’s life this morning! He was eating his cereal and I was making coffee; I assume he chewed it into mush and aspirated on that, at some point I looked at him, he walked over to me and was blue, I tried the Heimlich maneuver, but it did not work, and he passed out. Heimlich on a toddler is hard and was not working. I called 911 and got the Dechoker out of the drawer, my wife used it and it worked immediately to clear his airway before I was finished giving our address to 911. Paramedics came and were so happy to see him breathing on his own.” A.H.
# 150 Mom saved her son choking from Noodles
God bless your company. I had 2 choking incidents before with my son and did the Heimlich and scooped, and it worked but then I was scared after that and bought the Dechoker.
During dinner, my son choked oddly with noodles, I cut them up too, I do not know how it happened, he was shoving just too much at one time. Choking is the one thing I do not mess around with; it is so scary. I did a small attempt to do the Heimlich, but nothing happened. I went straight for the Dechoker, it was in the kitchen and it was right in the drawer next to me while he was choking. It worked immediately with the Dechoker; he was saved.
I only post stuff I really believe in, and I do not accept paid partnerships. So, I genuinely believe in your product. So, thank you! G.E.
# 149 Firefighter saved his Niece
As a father of 2 and a fireman when I saw this product I knew the importance of it. As the family laughed that I bought 3, one for diaper bag, one for home, and one for grandparents house they all thought when would we ever use that? My answer was this is something I never want to use but it is a needed medical device that has to be readily available. Well tonight at dinner unfortunately the device had to be used. My 11 month old Niece choked on a large chunk of mashed potatoes. Do to the quick thinking of fellow family members they quickly got her out of her high chair and started back blows. I grabbed the Dechoker and after 2 pumps her airway was clear. Thanks to you guys that have made this excellent medical device, we were able to clear the obstruction within a second. I am very surprised that we do not carry this device on the fire engines and in ambulances. Thank you very much, Austin S.
Saves #146, 147 and 148 are from UK
Three residents are ‘still alive for Christmas’ thanks to the quick responses of care staff at three separate care home choking incidents.
In what could have easily been a triple tragedy for several families, care staff stepped in with Dechoker – avoiding the heartache at possibly the worst time of year.
A Dechoker is used around once a week in a life threatening choking incident across the adult care sector and so it’s not unusual to receive a request for replacement device to be sent to a provider.
#145 is a 3-year-old boy!
“I used the Dechoker to pull cotton from my sons airway. I was not sure if it would work but with two pulls my sons airway was cleared!”
“My 3-year-old special needs son was in his crib napping. I heard him stirring around so I started to put my 6-month-old daughter down so I could go get my son. I heard him laughing and making happy noises, so I did not rush to secure my daughter in her bouncer. His silly noises turned to coughing and choking so after securing my daughter I hurried to my son’s room. He was obviously choking on something, but I was not sure of what since I always make sure there’s nothing he can choke on when I put him in his crib. As I picked him up to assist him, I saw a small hole in his teddy bear with bits of cotton hanging out and I knew that is what he was choking on. I did a finger swipe and was unsuccessful at retrieving anything. I rushed him down the hall to where his diaper bag with the Dechoker was all while giving him back blows with no result. I laid him on the table, still gagging and choking and used the Dechoker. I was unsure if would work on a soft material like cotton, since it was not a solid object, so I called 911 while using the Dechoker. It took two pulls to pull out all the cotton, but he stopped choking and took a good deep breath. The 911 operator stayed on the phone with me until I was sure my son was out of danger, but I was able to cancel the 911 call because of the Dechoker. Thank you so much. I recommend every parent has one!” K.C.
#144 Mom saved her son
We pray you never need to use the Dechoker but are confident that Dechoker can save a life.
The Testimonial from the mom:
" You just saved my son's life!!! He was eating a pork chop this evening and started to choke (he could not breath) - I grabbed my DeChoker and it pulled the piece of pork chop right out as advertised. Words cannot express my gratitude. Forever Grateful,” L.G.
Sweet Grandpa Barry from Florida is # 143
1 year old boy is #142
"My 1 year old choked on a piece of lil sticks. My wife tried to pat his back and that did not work. Luckily my wife told me one night to buy the Dechoker. It saved his life." C.B.
#141 is a little girl from Alaska
"As being a new dad I like taking 2 steps ahead of everything with a game plan, and being a new father and seeing this product, I knew I had to have one on hand. My daughter is now getting to eat finger foods and treats and this evening she was enjoying berries and one happen to block her airway, I didn't panic and responded as quickly as possible with the Dechoker I bought for babies and sure enough it dislodged the berry as it was not only blocking her airway but lodged in and using the product I even felt it dislodge while using it! I cannot thank you enough! I urge everyone to definitely keep one in their household! Thank you!" J.A.
#140 is an 11 year old boy!
"My 11 YO son Parker who has Down Syndrome and is autistic sat at the dinner table. My wife placed a bagel in front of him. She went to grab a knife to cut it up for him. Once she left he grabbed the bagel and took a large bit. When she returned he was chocking. Turning red. Panicking. He vomited. It wouldn't dislodge. She grabbed the Dechoker and used it to immediately dislodge the bagel. She had never used it before or even held it. It was simple to use and effective. We truly believe it saved Parkers life." S.J.
# 139 is Bella.
Meet 5-year-old Isabella (Her mom calls her Bella). This is what Bella’s mom sent Dechoker along with her picture:
“I could not believe how quickly it happened. One-minute Bella was watching T.V. enjoying her grapes and then the normal sounds of my 5-year-old stopped. I could see her immediately struggle to stand, the fear I saw in her eyes was terrifying. Within seconds her face turned blue as she grabbed at her mouth and throat. I panicked, slapping her on the back and reaching into her mouth to get the grape out. My husband heard my screams for help and came running, he did the same as I did slap her, even turning her upside down. When I was calling 911, Bella’s eyes closed. My husband remembered we had the Dechoker on the refrigerator and on the second pull, the grape came out. As Bella started to breathe again, I realized I almost lost my little princess. EMTs arrived and had Bella checked out. Thank the good Lord she is fine. Thank you for inventing this miracle product, my daughter is alive today because of this.” M.M.
# 136, 137 and 138 are from SPAIN.
A great day at Dechoker. One of our Elderly Care facilities in Spain has sent us confirmation of three saves of choking elder residents in their facilities. Below are the actual incident reports translated into English. The amazing part of these saves is that all three had different Medical Professionals present performing the Heimlich maneuver first. All three victims were choking on a unique substance, and the Heimlich failed in all three incidents. Dechoker was used successfully in all three facilities. Dechoker does not claim to be a replacement for the Heimlich, but Dechoker is a highly effective device that can be used in a choking emergency and should be in every household.
#135 is a 9 months old baby!
"I just wanted to say this product saved my sons life last night. I am and forever grateful for it!! He is 9 months going on 10! ❤️
Our son was choking on toast and unable to breathe after we preformed the Heimlich and everything else in our power! I ran and grabbed our Dechoker that I keep close by always and it sucked the toast right out! I am thanking God I chose to buy the Dechoker because without it my son would not be here. I couldn't imagine losing him and have never been so scared in my life. This truly saved him and I will forever have a Dechoker on hand for my son, myself, or a family member!" S.S.
Alia is reported save #134.
“Chilling on the couch with the baby. Watching videos on phone. She is next to me quietly. Too quiet. I notice she is sitting upright lightheaded. She cannot breathe, I am not sure if 5 seconds or a minute had already passed, I immediately try to remove the pretzel she was eating by hitting her back/Heimlich etc. Nothing. 30 seconds had passed. So now it is 30 seconds plus however long, I remember we have a Dechoker device in her bag... adrenaline too high and the baby is now basically lifeless, and I thought she died on my watch. I remember thinking "if she dies tonight, I die tonight as well. I thought I was about to fail her as a father and guardian.. That was not good. This pretzel was stuck deep. My wife found the Dechoker. I finally lay her down on the ottoman and get the pretzel out for good, the pretzel was not like a "piece" of pretzel, it was chewed - mush and caused it to block airway.
I know she's my blood/ my kid because somehow, she still had a pretzel and continued eating it as I walked around holding her... We sat on the couch. She laid down still hugging me. Very intense. Hope that never happens again”
#133 Parents saved their daughter during a trip.
"My name is Chelsey, … my husband and I went on a boat ride with our 1.5-year-old daughter and brought some strawberries to munch on. My daughter was eating one when all of a sudden we noticed she was struggling to breathe, we both know the Heimlich maneuver but we bought the Dechoker anyways because you just never know… With one pump of the Dechoker the strawberry was dislodged from her throat. We are so so thankful for this and that our daughter is still here with us today. There are not enough thank you’s to express!"
#132 SON who SAVED his FATHER:
Dechoker has saved another choking victim. This is save #132. Please take a moment and read this encounter which came straight from the SON who SAVED his FATHER:
"This device 100% saved my dads life last night. He started choking nothing was working and grabbed it from the cabinet and on the third pull it came out. He would not be here today if I didn’t buy that for them. He’s my best friend, THANK YOU for your company and product from our family." A.A.
*The family reporting this save did not want their picture or names posted publicly. With their permission, we are posting their exact words of the incident but not their names or pictures. The picture in this post is a stock photo.
#131 Ben saved his son
"My name is Ben, A few nights ago the Dechoker saved my sons life. He's 8 years old. He was eating... cereal in the living room and I heard him making a odd noise. I looked over from the kitchen and he appeared to be struggling to breath. I asked him if he could breathe and he looked up and just shook his head no. I asked him again and he shook his head in more of a panic this time. I grabbed the Dechoker from the top of the fridge and ripped the packaging open. I got down on the floor and he put the tube in his mouth and I pushed the mouth piece against him to make a seal. I pumped the handle 4 times and on the 4th pull I felt the suction get really tight and then the cereal came out. He took a huge breath and was ok after that."
I want to thank you with everything I have. I don't know the Heimlich maneuver and am certain that the Dechoker saved his life.
129th and 130th LIVES SAVED!
Dechoker has been informed of two more saves at an Adult Care Facility. This is the testimonial of a care worker from the facility:
“This works! Saved two lives at my job. I was working at an adult day care which basically is a place for elderly people to go… two people (on separate occasions) were choking... and once all other methods continued to fail (in both instances)- someone ran for the DeCHOKER and it worked and saved their lives” M.M.
#128 is this beautiful little angel in the picture.
HERE THE TESTIMONY OF THE MOM:
“I heard her making a strange noise and looked up to see she was choking and her skin was turning purple. We flipped her across my husbands lap and began tapping her back trying to clear her throat. At this point we called 911. We then remembered out Dechoker we had bought a few months prior and ran to get it. We used it as directed and heard a loud suction as we pulled and the lever. There was a large piece of chicken from lunch that the Dechoker dislodged from her throat and she was able to take a big gasp of air and let out a cry. After her throat was cleared the paramedics arrived about 10 minutes later to examine her and she was healthy and doing well. I know it was a sign from God that we bought this product and I am confident it saved our baby girls life. I am so grateful for this product and may God bless everyone that works for this company.” A.H.
"This morning while I was making lily breakfast daisy was happily playing in the pantry which I allowed because I keep things clean and didn’t think there was anything in there that would hurt her.... well... as I’m standing there watching her play I notice she’s starting to struggle. She’s obviously chocking. So I zone in on her and watch her to see if she’ll be able to resolve it herself... As I watch I just know she’s struggling more and more. As the seconds are going by and she’s now turning all blotchy and red I’m starting to panic. When she made no noise other than choking sounds by this point I had her in my hands and was trying to dislodge it through her chest compressions... I could tell this was bad.. this was REALLY bad she needed some serious help. I contemplated wether to call 911 right then or grab my Dechoker that I had in a safe spot easily accessible. quickly I grabbed it and used it on her and a ball of plastic was dislodged from her throat. This device saved my babies life today. I had 911 typed in my phone and was ready to call till I realized that the device did what it was supposed to and cleared her airways. I’m writing this all teary eyed so thankful that she’s her playing next to me. I highly suggest getting this device if you have little kids... my morning could have been a tragedy with out it."
"Caseyboo had a bit of a rough evening at dinner tonight...she choked on some shrimp. While daddy got her up and tried to see if changing her position helped, I ran to get her #dechoker
device and we were successful in suctioning out that piece of shrimp you see in the photo. This is a constant concern we have with Casey as she can be a lazy chewer AND tends to chipmunk food away in her cheek causing a traffic jam in her little throat. A year or so ago Dad, @grumpyduckphart , was watching her alone one weekend and Casey choked so badly on breakfast potatoes, dad had to rush her to the ER to make sure she had not aspirated any in her lungs. A few weeks ago my cousin, Dr. Greg Simmons, showed me this device and I ordered a child/adult set for $99 on Amazon.....tonight was the first time we used it and I am grateful for my cousin showing it to me....and now I am showing it to you so you might consider having a set in your own households to use in the event of an emergency"