What should be done for child eating 100's of staples?

P - posted on 01/16/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My grand daughter has eaten over 100 metal staples. What can and should be done?

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Francine - posted on 01/17/2013

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This questin should never have made it here, really anyone with a head on their shoulders knows to have better supersivion of the child and anyone with a brain cell would take the child immediately to the ER. What kind of suggestions and or advice were you looking for besides taking her to the ER??????????????

Jil - posted on 01/17/2013

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Get her tested for PICA, it's a disorder that makes people crave unedible items like staples, batteries etc...it can be lethal! Take her to the ER for those staples!

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Holly - posted on 01/17/2013

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well, i would agree with jil and nichole, unless the grandchild is a baby, babies eat anything and everything the can get their hands on... when i was about 1yr old i choked on a bottle cap... I found my babies got into a pill bottle and were trying to eat the pills.... I rushed them to the emergency room, but luckily they hadn't actually swallowed any.

Nichole - posted on 01/17/2013

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Jil is right. Aside from fact that she needs immediate medical attention due the possible risk of internal puncture wounds that may cause internal bleeding, she also may suffer from a multitude a different nutritional disorders including pica. She needs medical attention NOW!

Holly - posted on 01/17/2013

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update us with what happened, but seriously you should have taken her to the hospital as soon as you saw that she had swallowed one!

Lacye - posted on 01/16/2013

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You have got to be kidding. Take the child to the hospital! it's either that, or let her bleed internally and die.

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