Last Friday, Mr. Baby Man decided to see what it felt like to shove an item up his nose. I think for some children it is a right of passage.
He came running into my room freaking out and sniffing. His older brother was close behind and informed me he had seen him put something in his nose.
I attempted an extraction because who really wants to go to the Doctor for a nasal extraction. But Mr. Baby Man completely freaked out about the tweezers and sniffed the item further up his nose. I knew that a home extraction was out of the question.
The Dr. was able to quickly extract a Lego dude’s arm from my boy’s nose and all was well in the world. But it reminded me of another child who also felt the need to experiment with shoving items in major orifices.
April 17, 2008
Yup. We got to go have a bead removed from Miss K’s nostril last night. What a way to top off the day.
About 8:30 I noticed that she had been walking around blowing her nose for quite a while. I asked her if she needed help. She said, “It stuck.” I thought she meant the boogers were stuck.
After helping her blow her nose, she says, “No mom, it got stuck in there.” I asked her what got stuck to which she replied, “I don’t know.”
We got out the flashlight and sure enough there was something stuck up her nose. It was too far up for me to reasonably pull it out, so we got to go to the InstaCare. Fun stuff!
It took the doctor, a nurse and me holding her down, and really long tweezers, to pull it out. And sure enough, out comes a white bead. I’m hopeful that she’s learned her lesson and won’t be sticking anything else up her nose anytime soon!
She did in fact shove something up her nose a couple of days later, but I was able to remove it myself. She’s 8 now and proof that they will eventually grow out of it!
Has your child put an item in an ear or nose and you had to have it removed?