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When the doctors X-rayed you, they found out you had swallowed...?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7804points) December 1st, 2010

What inedible item(s) have you swallowed in your childhood or adult life? Wow, we’re glad you’re still here to tell about it.

My friend’s family rushed me to a hospital back in the 1970s when i swallowed fish food (tablet form). How frightened we were. Fish food? But back then, it was a real scare.

What did you swallow? Were you rushed to emergency room? Did you, uh, see it when you, er uh, passed it? Did it have to be surgically removed?

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Blondesjon's avatar

I swallowed a quarter, while playing quarters, about 23 years ago. I have kept an eye out for it ever since but, thus far, it has been a no-show.

chyna's avatar

I stole a nickle from my dad when I was about 4 years old and he came walking in the room so I swallowed it. I’m still looking for it also.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I don’t remember swallowing anything strange, but when my oldest daughter was a toddler, she swallowed a Barbie shoe. I only knew about it because I saw it in the potty when I was wiping her hiney. It was a turquoise stiletto.

I still laugh hysterically over that, every time I think about it!

charliecompany34's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate the things kids eat these days…

chyna's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate At least she has good taste, a turquoise stiletto.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@chyna LOL, yeah. My child, the fashionista.

Supacase's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate That gave me a good giggle for the night!

chyna's avatar

@charliecompany34 And you? What will they find in you?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Supacase Yay! It’s given me a good giggle for the last 6 years!

snowberry's avatar

When I was tiny, I used to eat the dog’s food. Then I found a box of Buggetta Pellets, which looked exactly like the dog’s food. So I ate a bunch of it. Lots of arsenic (yum). I had my stomach pumped, and survived.

I had 5 children under 10, and things were chaotic. When our twins were toddlers, one day at church a woman came rushing out of the nursery so concerned, she acted like she thought my babes might die. She had found little red, yellow, green, blue, and orange things in my twins’ diapers. So I strolled back to the nursery to look at the horrors, and recognized crayon pieces (yes, I was expecting them). She couldn’t imagine why I was not upset too. Finally I told her that I had already contacted the Crayola company and asked them to put vitamins in their crayons. That way my kids might get a little nutrition with their extra curricular diet.

It’s a lovely memory.

augustlan's avatar

A friend and I were trying to swallow some pennies when we were little… maybe 3 or 4 years old. I choked on mine and coughed them back up. They roughed the hell out of my throat on the way out, and I got quite a bit of blood back with my change. :/

We were in pretty big trouble, but no one even thought to take us to the hospital.

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