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Oh S*** 13mo has swallowed 2 Pandora charms help?

(24 Posts)
sweetkitty Sun 05-Jun-11 18:01:07

Bracelet was on the sideboard at the back no way he could have gotten to it but think one of his sisters has moved it, spots it in his mouth and I stoutly forgot to clip it together, one charm and spacer is missing presumed swallowed. They aren't glass just silver ones with a birthstone attached (his ironically)!

Feel like a total f**** idiot and worried about it sticking somewhere in him.

Should I phone NHS24 for advice? Take him to A&E or wait 48 hours and examine nappies?????

TeamLemon Sun 05-Jun-11 18:03:17

Phone NHS direct for advice, but TBH I'd just be on nappy watch.

thighslapper Sun 05-Jun-11 18:03:22

oh dear, its going to be rooting round in nappies over the next day or so.

Personally i wouldnt take to A&E....unless you want a long wait and to be told...to root round in napies over next day or so.

Dont think he will come to any harm.

CliffTumble Sun 05-Jun-11 18:03:23

He needs to go to a and e.

TeamLemon Sun 05-Jun-11 18:04:27

Hahaha! What conflicting posts!
Phone first, then they'll tell you whether to go to the hospitaal or not

fivegomadindorset Sun 05-Jun-11 18:05:26

DS age nearly 3 swallowed a penny on Friday, DH took him to A&E on NHS directs advice, they sent him home saying that it would take 48 to 72 hours to pass through, if he showed any signs of tummy ache, pain at all tp phone 999. HTH, we are still waiting although last nights peas have made an appearance.

LoveBeingAbleToNamechange Sun 05-Jun-11 18:06:42

A&e can't help you need an out of hours jeweller grin.

Ring NHS direct but really think they'll say let nature take it's course!

PonceyMcPonce Sun 05-Jun-11 18:09:13

A&E in case any sharp bits. Print off image of the specific charm if poss.
Luckily the big hole in the middle will help with breathing if stuck somewhere awkward.

They will use metal detector and or e xray to check if lodged anywhere

IMHO

ragged Sun 05-Jun-11 18:11:30

Enjoy your visit to A&E wink.

fivegomadindorset Sun 05-Jun-11 18:11:36

Dr's on Friday said that if they don't need to xray then they don't, if the child has managed to get it passed the throat then they are in no immediate danger and let nature it's course.

ragged Sun 05-Jun-11 18:18:51

That's interesting, what if it were a penny or marble, I wonder.

fivegomadindorset Sun 05-Jun-11 18:20:45

DS swallowed a penny.

ragged Sun 05-Jun-11 18:22:22

& had to go to A&E?

PonceyMcPonce Sun 05-Jun-11 18:24:44

When dd did similar metal detector was used first.

I think concerns are

Swallowed rather than inhaled and stuck in airway
Sharp bits perforating GI bits

I called nhs direct who told me to go to a and e following the rules of the road - eek!

BrawToken Sun 05-Jun-11 18:26:56

My dd swallowed a 5p, we were told the same - to let digestion deal with it. She took it in for show and tell (was 5).

PonceyMcPonce Sun 05-Jun-11 18:28:38

Ew at having to be on potty watch!

sweetkitty Sun 05-Jun-11 18:41:26

Charms are tiny no sharp edges and less than the diameter of a 5p and a hole in the middle. I have 3 similar! He's eating fine and being his normal self.

Will phone NHS24 in a bit.

sneezecakesmum Sun 05-Jun-11 20:07:44

As there are no sharp edges you will have to do a few days poo searching until they reappear! If they dont you need to go to a&e. Any tummy pain until they come out needs to go to a&e. Happy hunting!

AnyFuleKno Sun 05-Jun-11 20:14:30

this reminds me a bit of the lego swallowing story on here, although that was a grown woman grin

sweetkitty Sun 05-Jun-11 20:26:34

Have decided to do poo rummaging for the next 2-3 days if they don't come out will take him to A&E. Hope I do get them back would be a funny story to tell him when he's older "see this charm it went through you"

fivegomadindorset Sun 05-Jun-11 21:00:36

Good luck, we are doing one more day and then if nothing turns up will phone doctors.

sweetkitty Sun 05-Jun-11 21:44:37

Just lifted rug in lounge to wash floor (only time I can get to do it) and heard a clatter, the spacer so shook rug and there was the charm!!!

Phew I think there has been a sister involved somewhere as where the charms were found was nowhere near where DS had the bracelet. So happy I don't have to go poo sifting but it has certainly taught me to be more careful.

Five - I hope it turns up tomorrow

AnyFuleKno Sun 05-Jun-11 22:49:13

I am stunned that you wash your floor at gone 9pm on a Sunday!

Glad you found the charm sweetkitty

sweetkitty Mon 06-Jun-11 07:35:55

Needs must there's no way I can wash it when the DC are awake, everyone including DH was snoring.

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