Thursday, 19 June 2014

The boy and the Bead.


So last week I picked my darling children up from school as normal, only to be in the car five minutes down the road for Lorenzo to inform me that he has something in his ear!
At first i was slightly confused...!?
I was driving, he was in the back of the car saying there's something in his ear... I asked him if he had tried to get it out? He replied yes i stuck a pencil in there...
Great I thought!
No letter from school, nothing mentioned when i collected him.
Car stopped, I decided to have a look and see if anything was in there.
Sure enough i could see something black...


Off to the hospital we went.
Lorenzo didn't seem phased by the fact he had something in his ear, so we checked in to A&E and waited only a short time.

They looked... Sure enough there was in fat something in his ear! 
They asked both me and Enzo what it was... Enzo's reply was it was something black i found on the table at school.... me personally, i had absolutely no idea!
They tried in A&E to remove this foreign object from his ear, but to no avail.. they told me that it was right next the his ear drum. (great i thought)
No joy... they couldn't get it.

We left A&E with object still in his ear to be told to come back and see the ENT doctor.
That appointment soon came after the weekend and in the mean time he was fine in himself.
I started to wonder that in fact did he still have something in there? It didn't seem to be bothering him he seemed pretty vague on what it was as to if it was still there.

Sure enough that appointment confirmed that yes he did have something still in his ear, it looked like a bead and the ENT doctor tried to remove it with both suction and various instruments, but unfortunately it didn't work. 
We were then told the only option was to remove it under general anesthetic at a near by hospital. 
Off we went... 
Lorenzo was Nil by mouth since the following day and he arrived on the children's ward to have some magic cream that they apply to his hands for his GA.


Soon he went down to theater to be put to sleep. It seemed like forever that he was down there but after just over an hour he was back on the ward.

He was pretty groggy when I went to meet him in recovery, but soon enough we were back on the ward and he was itching to get back on the iPad and play plants vz zombies! 


It was soon lunch time and he was ready for some food, he woolfed his lunch down, faster than I have ever seen him eat his tea... ever!!!

Unfortunately they didn't let us have the object back but they did confirm that it was in fact a small black bead. There was also no damage to his ears and they even checked the other ear for me whilst he was asleep....  just in case it had any hidden treasures in.

Lorenzo has since promised me that he wont put anything in his ears or even up his nose....
Ever again!!!