Monday, October 5, 2009

"There's Bread in My Ear"

Those are the words I heard from Nathan (almost 4) from the backseat of the truck on our way home Saturday afternoon. We had stopped for burgers and apparently he plucked off some bread from the bun and put it in his ear. Then while trying to get it out, he pushed it even further down the canal. AGH!

We got home and I grabbed a flashlight. I could see something, but I wasn't sure if it was the bread or a blood clot. We know he has a blood clot that has formed on his ear tubes in that ear. I just didn't know how big it might be. I was very hesitant to do anything because of that.

I thought about putting hydrogen peroxide in his ear because I've heard of other mothers doing that when objects *mysteriously* get lodged in ears. (ha!) Since he has tubes, though, I couldn't put liquid in the ear canal. Plus, what would H2O2 do to bread? Would it just expand and make it harder to get? Or would it disintegrate? I just didn't know, so I sucked it up and called the on-call doctor (who is not our regular doctor).

He said if I didn't feel comfortable using tweezers that it could probably wait until Monday or if we wanted to, we could bring him in Sunday morning to their office as they would be open.

I took a deep breath, asked Jeff to hold the flashlight and I grabbed the tweezers. With one hand I held his ear open and with the other I grabbed that little piece of bread that was wedged way down in there. Nathan jumped, but only to say that it tickled. I told him to let me know if it hurts. He never said a thing and guess what???

I GOT IT! :)

I'm always the one behind the camera... :) Here's Jeff showing off the results of our teamwork!

I asked Nathan if he's ever going to put things in his ears again and he said, "No." Knowing Nathan, I'm not going to hold him to that promise. LOL!

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4 comments:

Scottish Twins said...

Well I'm glad it came out without a problem.

The things kids do! lol

Camille said...

Glad it turned out well and didn't cost you a doctor visit.

Where did you get "safe" burgers that you are comfortable giving and not worrying about cc?

Camille said...

Glad it turned out well and didn't cost you a doctor visit.

Where did you get "safe" burgers that you are comfortable giving and not worrying about cc?

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Burger King. Hamburger, bun, and fries are dairy free. :)