I purchased it after I had to turn back in the respiratory monitor the hospital gave me after those reflux events where he stopped breathing on me
In the 5 months that I have had the monitor the only alarm I have had was when I took Connor out of his crib and forgot to turn it off. Until this morning.
I was already awake. I woke up at 5am and my brain didn't want to leave me alone enough so that I could go back to sleep. I was lying in bed trying to ignore my obnoxious thoughts when I heard a beep. It was the 15 second warning beep. I wasn't sure what I was hearing until the full alarm went off.
I leaped out of bed and ran into Connor's room. I snapped on the light. He was laying face down as usual. In a moment I was at his bedside. I could tell he wasn't breathing. I picked him up, his body was completely limp. As I turned him over he took in a deep, gasping breath.
I discovered his pacifier lodged deep in the folds under his neck. I had to pry it loose from his skin. I can only imagine that when he was laying on top of it, the pressure of his body caused it to press against his windpipe, cutting off his air.
I held Connor to me for a long time and just felt him breathing. I looked down at him to see if he was awake. His dark, liquid eyes were staring up at me placidly. When I met his gaze he smiled.
I don't know why Connor had slept so heavily that he didn't wake up when he stopped breathing...maybe it was because he had gotten his 9 month immunizations only hours earlier. I do believe the Angel Care BeBe Infant Monitor saved my child's life. I need to write them a thank you letter.