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MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 15:48:25

DS2 age 3 has potentially eaten some bean bag filling.

is it poisonous?

as if our day couldn't get any worse.

mrsleroyjethrogibbs Tue 05-Aug-08 15:49:22

how much did he eat?

nickytwotimes Tue 05-Aug-08 15:49:35

Is it the little polystyrene balls?

DOn't think they are poisonous, but not sure.
Can you call NHS 24 and ask?

lulumama Tue 05-Aug-08 15:50:32

doubt they are poisonous, think polystyrene is fairly inert. call NH S direct, but don;t panic

MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 15:52:53

I doubt it was many.

DH said he will poo them out and doesn't seem concerned.

My head is about to explode and am not in fit state to know what I am doing.

FioFio Tue 05-Aug-08 15:54:28

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JamesAndTheGiantBanana Tue 05-Aug-08 15:56:44

This website says:

Expanded polystyrene- It is safe to manage this problem yourself at home. These substances are not usually dangerous when they are taken accidentally.

Do not try to make the person sick as it will make the worse. Give them small sips of milk or water if they can swallow properly. Stay calm.

If they have swallowed a large amount or if you are worried about any symptoms they have, call NHS 24.

Otherwise watch them carefully for the next four hours and care for them at home.


MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 15:58:17

Thank you

lulumama Tue 05-Aug-08 15:58:24

why you in such a state?

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 05-Aug-08 15:58:56

His poo will float grin

FioFio Tue 05-Aug-08 15:59:57

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lulumama Tue 05-Aug-08 16:13:33

no, you are thinking of mamag, fio.. this is not mamag... confusing, non? grin

what's up? why sad?

mrsleroyjethrogibbs Tue 05-Aug-08 16:53:02

i think they will pass through ok. dont panic, it should be just fine esp as it was only a few. its not like he swallowed half the bean bag

FioFio Tue 05-Aug-08 17:00:34

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MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 17:00:58

sad as can't have more kids.

My head is pounding, I am on the verge of tears. DH was meant to have 2 weeks off, went to a work meeting and has to work now.

No holiday, no time off, might not be paid next month.

lulumama Tue 05-Aug-08 17:02:40

oh you poor poor thing. what has suddenly made you think about no more babies?

re DH;s work. is there any chance of any time off? maybe 5 days rather than 2 weeks? if things very tight, he might need to hang on in there.

school hols stressful enough i find, without any thing else on top

VeniVidiVickiQV Tue 05-Aug-08 17:03:56

As long as he hasnt jammed any up his nose or in his ears then he'll be fine.

Flightputsonahat Tue 05-Aug-08 17:04:11

Lulu I think it was when Fio mixed her up, prob touched a nerve sad
I keep mixing her up as well Fio!

MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 17:32:33

i have known for a while I can't have any more and seeing about me having a bun in the oven just made me feel sad

It is MamaG's fault, she said to have this name!!

No chance of any time off for DH. He might not even get paid for what he is doing never mind compensation holiday pay. [hugely worried emoticon]

lulumama Tue 05-Aug-08 17:33:35

i see. sad time for a new name? i thikn lots of families are going through very stressful financial circs at the moment.. i know that does not help much though.

MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 17:34:37

Stressful isn't the word. He might not get paid next month. Full stop.

lulumama Tue 05-Aug-08 17:35:15

don;t know what to say. is that a possible short term issue? or a sign of things to come?

MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 17:37:49

Who knows

Company might go down the toilet.

nuru Tue 05-Aug-08 17:43:55

dd2, aged 2, ate a few a little while back and they came out in her poo, intact and still white

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