Landon...what can I say about Landon, besides that he is truly ALL BOY! He did one of the most boyish thing he could possibly do today. This morning I put on a cartoon for him before I went to change my clothes in my bath room. When I left the living room, I told him where I was going & what I was doing. I asked him to stay on the floor, watch his cartoon, & continue playing with his train set. He said "okay." While I was changing, I noticed that he had let the dogs in the house. I walked the dogs back outside & I told Landon the dogs need to say outside, & don't open the back door again. I asked him to keep watching his cartoon, & play with his train set. He said "okay." While I was changing, he came into my bath room. He said, "Mommy, I have something in my nose." At first I thought he had a "boogie." But as I was cleaning up his nose, I noticed it was something else. I asked him what it was? He just kept pointing as his nose. I walked him into the living room & that's when I discovered styrofoam on the living room floor. Earlier in the week, we received a package with styrofoam in the box. I thought I must of cut a piece off when I opened the package, & he found it laying on the floor. I started to panic! I tried showing him how to blow it out, that didn't work, I tried to get it out with a suction-bulb, that didn't work, I even tried tweezers. Nothing worked! I called our doctor & she gave me some helpful suggestions. I tried what she recommend. THAT DIDN'T WORK! I called neighbors, & the one neighbor I got a hold of me to help said, "That's too far lodged up his nose. You should take him to the ER." Pete was right. I needed medical help. The doctor at the ER was extremely helpful & had the necessary tool to remove the Styrofoam. When she pulled the piece out of Landon's nose, we began to LAUGH...I think we were in SHOCK!!! This piece of Styrofoam was HUGE!!! I would have never been able to pull it out on my own. I think I turned 3 shades of red from embarrassment. But she reassured me that Landon was her SECOND patience of the day with this same problem. The patience before was 6 & he shoved a lego up his nose! hahahahaha! When the doctor left the room I asked Landon where he found the Styrofoam. He told me that when he let the dogs in the house this morning, it was laying on the back patio. He stepped outside, picked it up, & shoved it in his nose. OH MY!!! I had to talk to him about not putting things up his nose, then I had to talk to him about not opening up the back door & walking outside when I'm not presence. When I got home, I had message after message on my cell phone. Everyone had called concerned about Landon. Of course all day long I have heard story after story about how "this one time, such'n'such put a rock up his nose, raisin up his nose, pea up his nose, etc". What's even more funny is all the stories are about boys...I've yet to hear about a girl doing this....hahahahah! It must be a boy thing!
I attached a picture of what the Styrofoam piece looked like. It's not the actual piece, but nearly identical. (the original piece had mucus & blood all over it...yuck!) Landon is doing fine. He's taking a nap & I'm trying to wrap my brain around what just happened.
5 years ago