Jack's got a bead stuck in his nose!
This morning around 9:45 AM, I got a call from Jack's Teacher. She said, "Jack's got a bead stuck in his nose!" I heard a screaming kid in the background, so the first thing I asked was - "Is that Jack?" She said yes, and I was out the door a few seconds later.
Several minutes later, I arrived at his school and picked him up to take him to the Emergency Room. His teacher handed me the bead you see in the picture on the right. This was a replica of the one he jammed into his nose. I figured the ER was the best place to go considering all I saw was blood when I looked in his nostril.
10 minutes later we were in the ER and within a half hour we were talking to a nurse. Julie arrived just as the doctor walked up to talk to Jack. The first thing he suggested was that Julie hold one nostril and give him a CPR-type breath/blow into his mouth. She tipped his head back, plugged the free nostril and "pop!" - it came right out!
I wish I'd known that trick early this morning. How cool would it have been to walk into Jack's class, grab him by the head and blow that sucker out like I knew what I was doing? The good news is now you have this knowledge and you can be the hero in your kid's class someday.
Posted by Jeremy on February 29, 2008 at 06:39 AM MST #
My boy had to get a rock pulled out of his nose.
We kept it to embarrass him later when he is famous. :-)
He also liked salad at a young age, so he decided to eat grass one day at school. It was green like salad!
After 24 hours of throwing up and a trip to the ER, he PROMISED he would never eat grass again.
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For us it was Philip and a popcorn kernel in the ear. They vacuumed it out with this noisy sucking tube and they had to put him out because the noise was so violent to him. He wouldn't let the doctor get near his ear because the suction was so noisy.
Before we went to the ER, the doctor is asking, "did you put something in your ear?" ... "no.", Philip said. "Are you sure?" ... "well, maybe". It looks like brown aquarium gravel.". Philip said, "it might have been a popcorn seed."
It's just beginning LOL. 6 boys standing in front of a broken sliding glass door at our house, and I asked, "why would you put rocks in the snowballs?". The answer, "because they hurt more that way."
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I just performed a "dual extraction" of corn kernels. That's right -- my 2-1/2 year old son had shoved a kernel of corn up each nostril. My wife and I were about to head to the ER. I said, "Let me try something..." and blew (CPR style) into his mouth before he knew what was coming. The corn came out of both nostrils! I quickly wiped them away with a damp cloth. I don't know of the dangers associated with blowing too hard or other possible complications, so I can't endorse this method other than saying that it worked for us.
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