posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 12:56 AM
This just gave me a flashback to something I had forgotten about!
I used to watch our grand twins while our daughter & son-in-law worked.
They must have been around 2 at the time.
I was helping our grandson with something while they were eating.
Out of the corner of my eye,
I just happened to see granddaughter stuff a pea in her nose,
But she was a fast stuffer, I found a few in there!
I pinched her nose shut so they couldn't get pushed farther in,
& got my pinky fingernail in behind them, one at a time, (not a very long nail!),
& flicked them out, except the last one which was too far in!
Our insurance cards have a phone number on the back,
to call in & ask a nurse questions. Wonderful perk!
So I called & explained what happened. She laughed...heard it many times before!
She told me the same thing...hold the other nostril closed & have her blow.
She was a little young, but she figured it out, only it didn't work.
Then she told me to get above the spot on the outside of her nose
where the pea was & 'milk' her nostril from the top down.
It worked! A slightly mashed pea came oozing out!
I asked her how I would know if got them all?
She said one could have gone into the sinus & eventually it would work it's way down,
or mucus would start draining from just one side, or it would start to smell!
She said it was nothing to get upset or worried about.
That was very reassuring!
We had 5 kids, but no nose or ear stuffers, thank goodness!
One of them did put the VCR remote into the tape slot on the VCR though!
Couldn't find it, thought one of the little ones must have thrown it in the garbage!
It never even gummed it up, still worked perfectly!
Only happened to find it when we picked up the VCR to move it,
& heard something rattle inside!
Kids! What they don't think of! Lol!