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16th Nov '12

My 9 month old swallowed a key off of my laptop...



I called and they said anything over 1/2" he should be brought in but it's right around there so she said it was up to me.



He's swallowing and eating and drinking just fine with no problems and acting normal.



Does anyone know anything more? Is there a reason I should definitely take him in??? Or is it fine to see if it passes?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
16th Nov '12

Well I'd take him. But that's me.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" My 9 month old swallowed a key off of my laptop... I called and they said anything over 1/2" he should ... [snip!] ... Does anyone know anything more? Is there a reason I should definitely take him in??? Or is it fine to see if it passes?"


couldn't hurt to bring him in and get an xray to see if it is is gonna pass ok. I would just get one to make sure it isn't stuck or anything.

Just Andria 4 kids; Houston, Texas 915 posts
16th Nov '12

I would go in at least to make sure it will pass ok. It's kind of and odd shape fit through all of the parts.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
16th Nov '12

I am half scared to bring him in bc I have to go to urgent care and whooping cough is going around, which is why I am debating waiting it out.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" I am half scared to bring him in bc I have to go to urgent care and whooping cough is going around, which is why I am debating waiting it out."


I don't think urgent care would be able to do anything. I would just bring him to the ER, keep him close and don't let him touch anything.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Rhiannon Deason:" I don't think urgent care would be able to do anything. I would just bring him to the ER, keep him close and don't let him touch anything."


I brought him (and my 3 year old) to urgent care and they xrayed his lungs to make sure they weren't blocked.



DD touched everything and made friends with a man in a surgical mask wrapped in a blanket having coughing fits, yay.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" I brought him (and my 3 year old) to urgent care and they xrayed his lungs to make sure they weren't ... [snip!] ... blocked. DD touched everything and made friends with a man in a surgical mask wrapped in a blanket having coughing fits, yay."


Damn, that's better than our urgent cares here, lol. If it's more than something simple they kick you out to the hospital. And DD isn't allowed to touch or breathe near anything when we go to the doctor or anywhere. That kid is massive pain in the ass when she's sick

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Rhiannon Deason:" Damn, that's better than our urgent cares here, lol. If it's more than something simple they kick you ... [snip!] ... to touch or breathe near anything when we go to the doctor or anywhere. That kid is massive pain in the ass when she's sick"


Oh ya they can do anything there other than super serious stuff. I would do almost anything to avoid the ER, lol.



They were super fast though, and the doctor was actually really nice and engaging. In my experience, urgent care doctors are always cranky and give minimal advice. She actually popped a key off the keyboard to see if it had any metal on it, and checked a couple different keyboard and drew me pictures and asked which type of key it was.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Chim Richalds:" I brought him (and my 3 year old) to urgent care and they xrayed his lungs to make sure they weren't ... [snip!] ... blocked. DD touched everything and made friends with a man in a surgical mask wrapped in a blanket having coughing fits, yay."


I strap both my kids in the double stroller anytime we go to a drs office or a hospital lol.



We think Jay swallowed a pebble when he was 1. We just had to keep checking his poop for the next 3 days. We never did end up finding it, so they said he probably didn't swallow it.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Live Love Laugh ♥:" I strap both my kids in the double stroller anytime we go to a drs office or a hospital lol. We think ... [snip!] ... had to keep checking his poop for the next 3 days. We never did end up finding it, so they said he probably didn't swallow it. "


My kids do not sit in strollers ever. They would have screamed literally the entire time, lol, I wish they would though.



I have been watching which isn't so hard since we cloth diaper so I have to clean all his diapers anyway. Nothing yet! He cries like 80% of his waking hours so I don't know how to even tell if he is uncomfortable.