Turquoise ina nose....

  1. I just had to share a funny story---

    Yesterday, my 2 year old nephew stuck a turquoise bead up his nose. He kept saying to my sister---who is a jewelry designer (hence the turquoise)---turquoise ina nose. She kept trying to tell him that people don't have turquoise in their noses, when it occurred to her what he had done.
    She asked him if he had put the bead in his nose, and he looked at her with that uh oh I'm in trouble look, and she knew that indeed he had stuck a turquoise bead in his nose.

    Well, after she had located the bead by laying him down on her lap and shining a flash light up his nose, she called the minor emergency clinic to ask the nurse what to do. The nurse told her that she should bring him in, but that it would be an hour and a half wait.
    She constructed this metal "spoon" from some wire (looked like a forcep), covered it in vaseline, and told my nephew that she was going to try to get the bead out of his nose. She talked very calmly to him, and said that he needed to be calm and not grab Mommy's hand.
    Well, the bead came out first try. After she "popped" the bead out of his nose he yelled "Mommy did it!!!!!" He was so proud that she got it out.
    Now we are trying to explain to him why sticking things in your nose and ears is not a good idea.
    Aaaaaa----the joys of being around a toddler.
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  3. by   aimeee
    I am SOOOOO thankful neither one of my kids ever put anything weird into any inappropriate orifices. Knock on wood.
  4. by   kids
    My now 17 year old put a lego-man head in his ear when he was about 3...I finally looked after like 2 days...yep, there it was...took a trip to the Ped to get it out. A year later stuck the cordless phone antenna in his ear and popped the ear drum.

    He stopped putting things in his ear.
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    One of my kids had a fascination with navy beans up the nose. I found the best way to remove these was to gently massage it downward, starting from the corner of the eye.
    Worked pretty good when she graduated to dimes, too.
  6. by   l.rae
    here's a trick to try next time....see it done in the ER a lot....pinch off the patent nare, place your mouth over the child's mouth and give a quick puff of air (like mouth to mouth), if not too tightly lodged. the fb will usually move or pop right out! ANyone else ever seen this done??..LR
  7. by   subec
    Thanks l.rae. I'll pass on that advice to my sister. I'm sure she is going to need all the help she can get. My nephew is certainly going to keep her entertained.
  8. by   nrs2bme
    Thanks for the tip! I have a three year old boy. About six months ago he was complaining about his nose for like two days. He had a slight runny nose so I thought he meant that the skin around his little nostrils was sore, from blowing or cleaning. Well, then on the third day he just suddenly sneezed this HUGE sneeze and what comes flying out at me? A shriveled up pinto bean!!!! My DH and I laughed for like 1/2 an hour!!!!!!!!! When I asked where he got the bean he said "grandma"... my mom (three days earlier) had let him help her clean the beans to be boiled... Well needless to say he doesn't get to do that "job" with grandma anymore.
    Unfortunatley he still hasn't learned BUT I HAVE... I'm always just catching him about to stuff something up there!
  9. by   cargal
    My nephew wins the smelliest child ever contest. He had a very unsavory odor about him for weeks. Antibiotics for sinus infection. Still smelled. Preschool teacher said " Evan has a smell about him!" His mother said "Tell me about it." She said when he came into her bed at night she wanted to vomit. More antibiotics and still the smell. Finally, and ENT referral and his grandmother and his older sister (6yo) take him to the ENT and they were waiting for the doctor. He walked in, sniffed and said "He's got something up his nose." Pulled out a really gross looking and smelling mass and his sister said "The watermelon sponge!!" From bathtime. The end.
  10. by   dianah
    From a fellow RN who works ER somewhere in Oregon:
    Dad brings 3 or 4-yr old kid in; the kid has stuck a tiny truck up his nose and it won't come out. The ER works and works to get it out (imagine the possible struggle and screaming here). It is finally extricated, and the two leave the ER. As they're walking back out to the car, the dad asks, "How did that get up there in the first place??"
    "Like this," says the kid, and shoves it back up. True story!! (Truth IS stranger than fiction!)
    Ah, kids!!!!!
  11. by   subec
    These stories crack me up. I've told them to my sister, and she feels better about the bead up the nose. Although, today, he tried to stick a penny in his ear.

    I think we are just beginning to experience the wonders of being around a 2 year old.
  12. by   NurseDennie
    the dad asks, "How did that get up there in the first place??"
    Sometimes waves of stupidity just wash right over you, don't they? This dad wasn't even dog-paddling. Sheesh - he was just ASKING for it.

    I shouldn't be too disdainful, I've done my share of surfing!


  13. by   live4today
    Don't kids say and do the darndest things? These incidents could have turned out to be so serious, but thank God, they didn't. :chuckle

    Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners." -- UNKNOWN :chuckle