Originally Posted by CathToria
and... to teh mama with the AAA batteries :shock: , what did you have to do in that situation????
I bet there's a post on mdc about it
it was one of those, "omg I have to pee the second we get in the house" moments. I put him down in the living room, peed, came back, he's sitting there with a broken remote and no batteries. I said, "where are the batteries?" and he signs "food" and makes Cookie Monster noises at me. I said, "you ate them?!" and he laughed.
I mostly called to ask how long I could spend looking for them before I had to take him to the ER.
First they asked me if he was crying; he wasn't. They said it was safe to assume that he hadn't broken open the battery by chewing on it, because he would be crying from the acid burns if he had. So we had that going for us. They said batteries are pretty good at keeping the acid in, and out, so really, that wasn't a problem. They told me to look for them for a while, then call our regular doc and take him in for an xray to make sure they had made it all the way into his stomach (incidentally, the exact same thing they told me when he ate a penny. I have Poison Control saved in my cell phone. this kids puts stuff in his mouth a lot. He just turned 5.). If it had, watch for it in his poop. If it hadn't, then it was a choking hazard and they would either try to move it down, or bring it up, whichever they felt was more appropriate.
Luckily I found them behind the couch. Little stinker had thrown them.
He did eat the penny though. I didn't go thru his poop. I watched for signs of bowel obstruction.