think my son just swallowed a paper clip!

Leanne - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I think my 13 1/2m old son just swallowed a small paper clip!!! What would you recommend I do?


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Shannon - posted on 11/17/2009




this made me giggle a little only because i was once where you are. I was changing my son one day and i saw a nickle and a dime in his poop. i was freaked out took him in and they did an x ray to make sure there wasnt any more in his belly. the ladies who took the x ray were kind of laughing at me saying dont worry it happens more then you think. well you wouldnt believe it but a week later i saw him pick up a dime off the counter and before i could get to him he stuck it in his mouth thank god he didnt choke. for days i had to look through his poop( it was gross) i never found it. and again there we were getting another x ray. i didnt show up so it must have passed. i have a change jar now lol and he grew out of the stage thank god. you would think he was trying to save up for college

Leanne - posted on 11/15/2009




Well it's been a day and he doesn't seem any different. I'm still going to call the Dr in the morning to see what they say but he seems ok which makes me feel less like freaking out.

Lisa - posted on 11/15/2009




If I were you I'd call your GP and tell him/her what happened, I'm sure they will be able to give you advice over the phone and if your son seems to be in pain or anything I'd agree with Carolee there and say to go straight to ER. Let me know how you get on. Good luck!

Carolee - posted on 11/14/2009




Either have an x-ray done, or wait to see what "comes out". Watch for any signs of discomfort or bleeding, and if there is, go straight to the ER. Hope all turns out well.

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