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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Flashback to Weekend of Thanksgiving 2007

I was thinking about what happened last year on Thanksgiving weekend at our house. We were sitting around having a relaxing weekend, no shopping mall crowds, no traffic, no airport crowds, just our family. The girls were doing their own things somewhere in our bedroom. Coby was on the phone. Shortly after, I noticed Abigail was chewing on something in her mouth. And I asked what she was eating and she opened her mouth and saw a "watch" type battery (another name: button battery). I took the one battery out off her mouth and very proudly I showed Coby what I had found from her mouth.

We were both wondering where she found this battery from, until we noticed it was from a book light in our bedroom. However this book light uses "three" of these button batteries... so, "where are the other two batteries?", asked Coby. We look and look everywhere, under the bed, under the dressers, in the garbage cans, under the sofa, under the chairs... the two batteries were no where to be found.

To make a long story short, we ended up spending the rest of the day in the emergency room, because we had heard horror stories, (click here) or (here) about a child from Atlanta swallowing a watch battery and it exploded in the stomach and died. After the x-ray, sure thing, the two batteries were in Abigail's stomach. Abigail was given a laxative and had to have several more x-rays to make sure the batteries were moving accordingly through her stomach and intestines and eventually she passed it the day after.

Talk about nerve racking! The picture above is her x-ray and you can see the two white dots were the batteries located in her body. When I told the colleagues at my work, they were saying how she is a "gloworm", so I came up with the picture below.

1 Comment:

Donna said...

What a nerve-wracking experience! So glad it all worked out- the picture of glow-worm baby is hilarious and adorable. Do I see Pope Benedict in her x-ray?

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