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Mike Sorrentino Recounts How He 'Saved' His Son from Choking: ‘Scariest Moment of Our Lives’

Sorrentino shared video footage on Instagram of the moment he realized his son Romeo "wasn't breathing" during dinner

<p>Getty;Mike Sorrentino/Instagram</p> Mike Sorrentino revealed on Instagram that he saved his son from choking

Getty;Mike Sorrentino/Instagram

Mike Sorrentino revealed on Instagram that he saved his son from choking

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is sharing a scary parenting moment.

On Saturday, the Jersey Shore star, 41, posted Ring camera footage taken inside his house of the moment he came to his son Romeo Reign's aid after the 2-year-old started choking on his dinner.

In footage shared on Instagram, Romeo could be seen sitting at the end of a table eating his meal as his parents and an unknown loved one talked.

Suddenly, Romeo began to choke and someone said, "It's hot. It's too hot?" Sorrentino swiftly but calmly got up to help his son.

<p> Mike Sorrentino/Instagram</p> Mike Sorrentino's son Romeo

Mike Sorrentino/Instagram

Mike Sorrentino's son Romeo

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"What happened? It's just stuck?" someone said, and then they realized Romeo was choking. "Oh, he's choking, he's choking," the person added as Sorrentino was trying to help his son dislodge a piece of gnocchi from his throat.

In the footage, Sorrentino took his son away from the table and continued to pat Romeo on his back until he began to cough and cry.

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Sorrentino's wife Lauren then consoled Romeo, hugging him and calmly explaining to the little boy what happened.

In the caption of his Instagram post, Sorrentino described what happened as "THE SCARIEST MOMENT OF OUR LIVES‼️"

He explained the video footage and told his followers that Romeo was "hunched over and wasn’t breathing."

<p>Mike Sorrentino/Instagram</p> Mike Sorrentino, wife Lauren and their kids

Mike Sorrentino/Instagram

Mike Sorrentino, wife Lauren and their kids

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"I am so proud of how my wife and I didn’t panic, didn’t hesitate and eventually dislodged the food which was blocking airway and saved his life." he continued. "I love my family with all my heart and am so grateful things worked out 🙏🏼. It’s safe to say we are now taking CPR lessons and Romeo won’t be having gnocchi anytime soon."

Sorrentino and Lauren also have a daughter named Mia Bella, who turned 1 on Jan. 24.

In September 2023, the couple announced they are expecting their third baby and in November they shared that their new edition is a girl.

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