Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
This is a must-share story for us parents. I can't count the times I've caught my youngest attempting to put something in her nose and just in time.
Reading a story like the one added, it seems so plausible: what if I was facing the stove cooking, walking to another room to find a cordless phone? So many distractions just long enough for a little one to add to an open body part.
I can just imagine the stories that could be added to this discussion; small items being tucked away in our babes' body parts, from swallowing strange things to something my oldest did when he was younger. He wedged a penny in his belly button!
Have you ever had to take medical intervention to retrieve an item from inside your child?
The story above does give us something to ponder if our children have unexplained and recurring illness.
We had to take my youngest (2) to the ER in June because she stuck a bean up her nose... there was no way it was coming out at home! It was no fun at all for either one of us. But now, when we ask her about beans, she waves her arms like a mad woman and screams, "Noooo, no bean in my nose!"
My 5 year old daughter ran past me to the bathroom. I followed her in and she was throwing up repeatedly. I instinctively knew she had swallowed something, she puts everything in her mouth.When I asked her what she ate she told me "money". We rushed to the hospital where the doctor told me it was a poker chip according to the x-ray but I told him she had said it was money. They had to sedate her and go down her throat to remove it since that is where it had lodged. When the waiting room nurse received the call that they had finished she told me, "I don't know what they mean, but the doctor said it is 35 cents." She had swallowed a quarter and a dime and they were laying right on top of each other!
My son revealed to us that he put gum up his nose once. He has a bad sense of time, so when he told us, he said it happened a year earlier...but who knows how long it really was. He had some recurring colds and sinus issues when he finally told us. Never did cause a problem after some antibiotics, so I am assuming the gum eventually slid down his throat or something.
My 4th was bad for swallowing things he shouldn't have. A button and a small Pokemon were both found in his poopy diaper (two different times, not together). The Pokemon was even faded where his stomach acid damaged the paint. I remember he put something up his nose once, but I can't remember what it was - it came out at home but I do remember thinking for a min we were going to have to go in to the ER.