Even though she’s pretty good about handing them to me, I can tell you right now that if we ever have to take Trixie to the hospital because she’s choking on/swallowed something, I guarantee what will show up on the X-ray.
When I was three years old, I had to have my spine Xrayed, because I won a “bumping down the stairs” race against another kid and bruised my tailbone pretty heavily. In order to make me feel better, they XRayed my teddy bear first (though he really never was quite the same after that) and we found a safety pin inside the bear. I’m guessing it must have been a digestive aid. You never know what unforseen delights might hit you in an Xray. . .
Okay. I was hoping someone else was wondering the same thing and would have asked before now (and so I wouldn’t have to), but I just have to know, WHAT IS IT? And, is this a real X-Ray?
Sorry if it’s so obvious to everyone else…maybe it is if you’re a parent. My guess: a barrette. Whatever it is, I wouldn’t want to have to wait for THAT to go through her digestive system!
I swallowed a penny when I was a child (although I was few years older than Trixie), but we never went to the ER. Hmmm, now that I think about it, I don’t remember ever seeing that penny again…
Lori – I am sure it is a barrette, because I had made the comment earlier about the little girl I sat for always taking them from her hair and popping them into her mouth. Ben’s post showed up shortly thereafter.
Yes, that’s a barrette. And becky does deserve credit for first mentioning the barrette-to-mouth reflex and jogging my memory. Lastly, it’s not a real X-ray. Just a Photoshop job.
Thank you and thank goodness!
It’s a good thing I’m NOT a medical doctor. 🙂