Monday, March 30, 2009

The Boy and The Berry

Our little guy tried a new trick this weekend...shoving a berry up his nose! When he first came inside to inform us that he had a berry in his nose, we had no idea what he was trying to say got in his nose.."a bug?"..."a bone"...? He went back outside, got a berry and showed us! We looked and saw nothing. He said it felt like it was gone so we sent him back outside with a strict warning to never do that again.
When he came in from playing, he had a suspiciously berry-colored juice running out of his nose. Mike got the flashlight and took a closer look. Sure enough, lodged really far up in his nose was a little red berry!
Thankfully, this whole event happened at Mike's parent's house so we were not alone. I stood outside the room while Mike and his dad tried to convince Caleb that it was "okay" to let them stick sharp tweezers up his teeny nose. There was a lot of screaming (by the boy) and more coaxing, some reasoning, a few "where's mommy"'s and tons of tears. The men stayed calm and eventually, Mike was able to extract the foreign object from our son's nose! I immediately ran in the room to hold my exhausted little boy. He had spent so much energy wriggling around in his Grandpa's arms that he was dripping with sweat!
We were so thankful that the berry came out without a trip to the ER!!
Please excuse these out of focus photos...at least I documented the occasion, right?
The men assessing the situation and preparing for "minor surgery"...
...Caleb, not so thrilled with all the fuss over a little berry.
The extracted berry!

My tuckered out little Caleb. he fell asleep within 20 minutes of the berry removal!!

1 comment:

Macknicki Family said...

OMIGOSH! I'm always so scared one of my kids will stick something up their nose...so far so good. I'm glad you didn't have to go to the ER. Why is it that children think the nose and ear are good places for tiny foreign objects?