Monday, April 27, 2009

Levi Screwed Up

Today we (Levi and I) spent the morning at Dell Children's Hospital ER. He had swallowed a screw at 7 weeks of age!

Earlier in the morning, Colt and I were playing hide and go seek with a screw that he found in my bedside table drawer. Colt was hiding it under the sheets, pillows, comforter, etc while I was getting dressed, then I'd try to find it. At one point I walked in the closet to grab something and when I came out, I saw Colt standing over Levi, who was laying on the bed. Levi fussed for 2 seconds and had a look on his face like, "what is this?," then Colt started pointing at his own mouth. I knew right then that he had put the screw in Levi's mouth! There was no choking or gagging involved and no crying. I guess Levi is going to be one laid back guy. Colt, on the other hand, was wailing because he wanted the screw back! The pediatrician sent us to the ER to get an x-ray, just to make sure the screw was going through without lodging somewhere. The x-ray showed the screw in Levi's stomach (bonus: it was a flat tipped screw, not a pointy one). So, now we are on poop patrol until the screw comes out.
Could they give Levi any more of a girly hospital gown? He looks so little on the big hospital bed!

6 comments:

campers said...

girl, I have to admit I got a kick out of this while reading fb last night! What a story you will have to tell them later! I know that must've been soooo scary! Glad all is ok!

Pryncss Briana said...

Wow! How awful, and yeah, scary. Thank God, he made babies so resilient!

Sunee said...

that's crazy. I'm glad he seems fine and is handling it so well.

annalee said...

whoa! i'm so glad he is okay!

cheryl said...

Okay, you made that sound like it was no big deal, but I'm sure you must have been freaking out a little bit. How scary, but I'm so thankful everything was okay. Hope it comes out w/ no problem soon!

Beth said...

I'm pretty impressed with Colt. That was a ingenious place to hide it!