Thursday, February 16, 2006

Stuff I don't need!

A three year-old swallowing a toy and getting it stuck in the airway!

I got him unblocked, but now the offending peice of plastic is inside, so he is off to hospital for an x-ray. Bloody kids!

Just as well I know how to do this sort of thing...

9 comments:

pink panda said...

tell me you're not a father...

Oswald Bastable said...

I am.

How about you?

Browny49 said...

In case I ever need to know, how do you unblock a 3 year old?

Oswald Bastable said...

Up-end them and wallop them betwwen the shoulderblades.

Hope you don't get reported for striking a child!

The last one I did was worse- that took a couple of abdominal thrusts (see Heimlich manuveour)

That kid was smufing!

Jason Watson said...

I bet she's a father too.

Lindsay said...

Had a similar incident with one of mine at about two. She put a sizeable screw, around 2 inches, fallen or pulled out of the back of her high chair, in her mouth. Breathed in suddenly and whammo. Through the gagging and vomitting I managed to get the screw dislodged from a horizontal position across the back of her throat but from there it went downwards. Nasty experience. Dash to A+E, x-rays, hours of waiting around. Reappeared in a nappy about two days later. No longer a shiny screw. Still have it somewhere.
Their inner workings are amazingly robust.
You non-parents should take note. Kids do this stuff and you don't have eyes in the back of your head. Then again some of you might...

Oswald Bastable said...

Today a 15mm stainless steel ball-bearing appeared.

It's not as shiny as it was...

pink panda said...

no but i own a microwave AND a couch...

the couch is green and quite retro. it's a 3 seater and because i'm short, i can lie on it like a bed! fan-fucking-tastic!

the microwave looks like it was one of the earlier models that was made. i bought it off my boss today for $50.

i dont know what i'm going to do now with two mouths to feed. do you have any budgeting advise?

pink panda said...

jesus i think there's something wrong with me... earlier i wrote on the ketewere blog & used there instead of their and now i'm asking for budgeting advise.

perhaps i need that thorzine afterall...