August 8, 2006 by
Anyone know standard procedure for a 4 year old who swallows a geomag ball?
August 8, 2006 at 4:17 pm
Dunno, but don’t let her near any other magnets until it’s out the other end!
August 8, 2006 at 4:20 pm
August 8, 2006 at 4:29 pm
Good point about the magnets!
August 8, 2006 at 4:39 pm
A laxative? If you want it back that is. Which you might not.
Milk Monster's Mum says
August 8, 2006 at 4:46 pm
If it’s the same as the procedure for a 2 year old, nature will let you have it back in a few days. It’s easier to spot with a 2 year old though – when they have a chain of paperclips hanging off their nappy, it’s out.
August 8, 2006 at 5:46 pm
Nah, it isn’t the magnet, just the ball bearing bit (thank goodness) – i did guess it was just nature, but checked with the doc who said not to worry unless she gets pain.
August 8, 2006 at 5:49 pm
I know! I Know! Flapper did this not very long ago (again!!) its a case of waiting and watching!! (obviously look out for any pain or temperature)
August 8, 2006 at 5:58 pm
So long as it’s just the one I guess you check poo until it comes out – nice expt to see how long it takes to go all the way through? Did the Geomag come apart then or has she swallowed one of those big spherical bits that join the rods together?
August 8, 2006 at 6:09 pm
Large plum stones come through ok so I’d guess a small smooth sided geomag ball will be a breeze. You probably dont want it going into the toilet pan though – it may settle in the u-bend and potentially cause an obstruction. And that won’t be fun!
August 8, 2006 at 6:17 pm
E swallowed a 5 pence coin not that long ago. Didn’t seem to cause any trouble 🙂 And no, I didn’t look out for it at the other end!
August 8, 2006 at 6:38 pm
lol – nah, it was just the ball. We’ve managed to get some education out of it anyway. 😉
August 8, 2006 at 6:51 pm
Brunel swallowed a coin doing a trick for his children and it got stuck 😮 and the doctor said that it was stuck for good. Brunel devised a see-saw thing with an ankle clamp, so that he could hang upside-down. It did the trick and the coin came out.
Could Max do the same kind of thing? Or you could just, ahem, let nature take its course.
August 8, 2006 at 7:02 pm
I saw Jeremy Clarkson do that! But on balance (geddit?) i think we’ll go for nature!
August 8, 2006 at 7:54 pm
R swallowed a 2p once (or so she told us) and we didn’t see it come out the other end, but didn’t worry about it either. Lovely children. R came running over to me all proudly and said “I just ate 2p!” I think she was just 3.