Eight-year-old Michael O’Brien repeated the same phrase to himself after he saw drool dripping down his mother’s mouth as she choked on a piece of muffin last week.
“Don’t panic. Don’t panic,” O’Brien said in a phone interview with The Standard-Times. “I kept saying that in my mind.”
A piece of oatmeal muffin lodged in Marie Hunt’s throat prevented the mother of two from dialing 911 as she struggled for air.