Saturday, November 8, 2008

You stuck a WHAT in your nose????

Yesterday I spent 3 hours in the doctors office. Do you know why? Miss Missy decided it would be a great idea to stick a watch battery up her nose. A watch battery? Are you kidding me?

Here's how it went. I'm on the computer reading blogs, of course, and she's sitting behind me watching Chicken Little sniffing a lot. Since I'm coming down with a cold, I figured that she was starting to get the sniffles.

"Are you okay, Miss Missy. Is your nose running?"

"Noooo," she answers in a sad, whiny voice."

Her eyes are watery a little so I tell her to come sit on my lap and cuddle her a little saying "Awwwww, my baby's getting sick!"

Right then she starts to cry. After asking her what's wrong about 3 or 4 times, she finally says that she has something in her nose. I look and see what I think must be a bead and calmly tell her that it's okay and we are going to go let the doctor get it out.

"What did you put in there?"

"I don't know."

So I call her doctor for an immediate appointment and get her shoes on to go.

"What did you put in there?" I ask again.

"It was one of those silver things."

"Do you have another one?"

She runs off and comes back with a watch battery!

I panic a little. I mean what is a watch battery going to do to her? I watch House. Could that thing break and get acid in her system and she start displaying some sorta odd symptoms like exploding eye vessels or something?!?! Overreacting I know, I know.

So I rushed her to her doctor and waited about an hour and a half to be seen. Meanwhile, she is playing around the office like nothings wrong with her.

I don't see the battery anymore so I figure it has gone farther back or right down her throat.

When the doctor finally sees her, he doesn't see anything and we conclude that it must have gone back and she swallowed it. He says it'll pass but if she starts getting a stomach ache bring her back immediately.

So through all this, I have to say that she is my only child that has EVER gotten something stuck up her nose. And do you know WHY she said she did it?

Miss Missy: Well, on iCarly (Nick TV show, for all that aren't familiar), Carly and Sam put blueberries in their nose.


Anywho! I think she's over the whole nose thing. Between every nurse in the office, the doctor, my dad, her dad and myself, she has heard about a hundred times that you shouldn't stick anything in your nose and to NEVER EVER EVER do it again!


Jordanka Yaretz said...

Cute story.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Those darn kids. I had a co-worker who's daughter managed to stick a bean up her nose while at school!

Anonymous said...

I cannot figure out what possesses kids to stick things in their noses,ears, whatevers. My cousin once put several Sixlet candies up her nose when she was 3. Why? I have no idea. Glad it didn't hurt her. Hope it "passes" quickly!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my goodness..she is so cute! That is totally something my daughter would do!!! So glad it turned out well...bless her heart!
-sandy toes

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh nooo! I am glad she was okay!

Vodka Mom said...

That is SO funny. (since she's okay and all!) Bitchy got several items stuck up her nose when she was little- but never a battery.......

I am glad your sweetie is fine.....

Kristy said...

Wow...that's really funny, but sad that you had to spend so much time at the doctor's office, I'm glad she's okay!

Daphine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. I always look forward to meeting new friends.

Girl, this story was tripping me out. I kept thinking about my youngest doing something like this. It sounds like you handled it perfectly though. WOW! I'm glad that she's okay.

I enjoyed my stay and will come again to visit you.

Take care!

Dorsey said...

I can honestly say we never had an incident of sticking something up her nose. But I LOVED your whole "House" comment..hehehe

ali said...

Oh no! That's it, no more iCarly in this household!

Sass said...

Can NOT believe I'm admitting this...but when I was a toddler, I crawled around on the floor picking up little pieces of string and shoving them all in my nose.

My mom took me to the emergency room, but they were slow and by the time we got in, I had picked them all out.

And I turned out just fine. LMAO!!!!!!!

hee hee.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Kids do the strangest things. And that tv. Hmm. I gotta be more vigilant about what I let my son watch so he doesn't get any crazy ideas!

I am glad to hear that she is alright and hopefully the message has gotten through to her.

La Pixie said...


seriously, if that had been me, I would have freaked! Miss Missy is lucky that you kept a cool head.

Diva Ma said...


Miss Missy found the rusted battery later that night when we got home. Apparently it had fallen out BEFORE we went rushed to see "Dr. House". So I don't have to worry about her growning a 3rd eye from the high lithium levels.

Thanks for all you guys' concern! Looks like she makes it to get into something else another day!

Keyona said...

My girl loves iCarly and has seen that episode a few times. I better hide the blueberries and batteries! Glad she's ok. :o)

Anonymous said...

I used to work at a pediatric ENT office. You would NOT believe the things kids shove up their noses. An audiologist I used to work for said that the office she worked in years ago used to have a huge shadowbox display of the goodies removed from noses, LOL