Usually when a person spends time in the pool and out on the sun for longer time, that person feels exhausted and needs to go to sleep. But there is something that will probably frighten you about this fact.

A boy was extremely active during the day, swimming in the pool and running in the sun. Afterwards he told his mom that he needed to sleep. His mom Cassandra Jackson didn’t think too much of it and put her son Johnny, 10 year old, into bed. She didn’t think something awful might happen. She went to check up on him after an hour and she was terrified from what she saw.

Her son had difficulties breathing and had foam on his mouth. She took him to the ER and the hospital checked his lungs. They had fluids in them. They called it secondary drowning. A child or an adult can inhale small gush of water (pool, lake or ocean) it can irritate the lungs and cause swelling. Small amounts of liquid are enough to hinder the lungs ability to provide oxygen to the bloodstream.

If your child had an experience with near droning, or swallowed too much water, you need to keep a close eye on the child and if you notice any symptoms showing about it you need to take them to the hospital immediately. Sometimes the symptoms may occur even after 71 hours.

You need to look for:

  • Excess fatigue after bathing
  • Shortness of breath after bathing
  • Irritability or mood swings without a reason.