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To have tried to force my toddler to be sick!!

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Mrsjaffacake Sun 13-Oct-13 17:46:01

My 3 year old says she had a penny in her mouth Then it went in her tummy??!!!
First thought she made it up then panicked tried to make her sick and it didn't work

She is ok not sickor anything, playing as usual. What do I do??!


SPsTwerkingNineToFive Sun 13-Oct-13 17:48:09

Wait for it to appear from the other end

gordyslovesheep Sun 13-Oct-13 17:48:11

calm down firstly

step AWAY from the computer and AIBU

call NHS Direct or your local after hours for advice

she isn't chocking, she's fine - stop panicking

Pooka Sun 13-Oct-13 17:48:20

If its gone down, then making her sick is more likely to cause problems if she brings it back up and it gets lodged.

Since you think it's well down what you should do is go on poo watch for a few days to await it's exit. If it doesn't appear, then you could go to docs (if she's still adamant that it was swallowed).

TheRobberBride Sun 13-Oct-13 17:48:50

Definitely don't make her sick! Can you phone out of hours for advice? They may suggest you bring her in or just recommended you keep an eye on her.

dobedobedo Sun 13-Oct-13 17:49:09

Never try and make a child sick!
Take her to accident and emergency. They will probably do an X ray to see where it is. You will have to sift her poo for a couple of days to see if she passes it. Most of the time, it causes no further problems. Stomach is full of acid which will kill some bacteria etc

AllThatGlistens Sun 13-Oct-13 17:51:03

Never try to make a child sick!

Call 111 or your OOH doc for advice.

DefiniteMaybe Sun 13-Oct-13 17:51:24

Ds swallowed a 5p coin, I rang nhs direct they told me to take him to a and e. They metal detectored him and because it was in his stomach they sent us home.

Mrsjaffacake Sun 13-Oct-13 18:05:53

She isn't choking in fact she has eaten since.

Mrsjaffacake Sun 13-Oct-13 18:06:46

Not sure if she has made it up??!

Chippednailvarnish Sun 13-Oct-13 18:07:02

Maybe you should get off the internet and call your local A&E department?!?

Sirzy Sun 13-Oct-13 18:07:52

Take her to a and e just incase (and its highly unlikely) it is in a postion where it could get stuck and cause problems. They will probably just do an x ray and then send you home to poo watch

valiumredhead Sun 13-Oct-13 18:10:58

Call nhs direct as I think the advice is to get x rayed to make sure it went down far enough and can't be coughed back up again.

TheCrumpetQueen Sun 13-Oct-13 18:12:29

Jesus thank god she wasnt sick, she could have choked. She will just poo it out hopefully. Call nhs direct to make sure

MiaowTheCat Sun 13-Oct-13 18:13:17

A and E recently told us only to go on poo watch if it was something financially valuable coming out the other end, with a nice list of random stuff they'd had toddlers in having eaten!

valiumredhead Sun 13-Oct-13 18:15:54

Oh and OP never try and force a child to be sick unless a doctor tells you to!

Do you think a first aid course might be in order?

Sleepgrumpydopey Sun 13-Oct-13 18:47:27

A&e usually check with a metal detector to see where the item is. If its anywhere dangerous they can sort it out if its in the tummy they can tell you to wait for nature. HTH

Retroformica Sun 13-Oct-13 20:08:37

Take her to a&e. They will X-ray her to check that it hasn't got stuck. There is one place it can lodge itself. Mostly they just pass through fine though.

Retroformica Sun 13-Oct-13 20:11:44

It's not the choking that's the problem. It can lodge itself in her tubes. Can't remember which part though

MrsDarylDixon Sun 13-Oct-13 20:59:59

Feed her plenty of prunes.

jendot Sun 13-Oct-13 22:26:54

Both mine have ingested coins..... 1 2p got stuck on the way down and as he was being wheeled off to theatre he projectile vomited and up it came! Ds 2 swallowed a 10p...he was X-rayed to make sure it had reached his stomach, it had so we were told to leave it to its natural course!!

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