Anna , partner to Chad , mommy to Aidan (10/12/04) and Nate (07/18/06) , and Violet (10/23/07) .
My DD#1 swallowed a magnet. I called the DR, they said if it didn't pass in 2 days to bring her in. It passed the next morning.
DD#2 swallowed a doll shoe (her older sister's). She passed it within 2 days and I didn't call the DR.
For a piece of change, I'd call the DR just to be safe. I'm sure they'll tell you to watch for it to pass, but just to be safe, I'd def call the DR.
I'm silly I washed it up really good and saved it to go in her scrapbook. I didn't realize that a passage through the gut would make such an impact on a coin...kinda cool really...ok I'm sounding insane now!
Mom: J, what did you just eat?
Him: Candy..... *shifty eyes*
Mom: Really? Are you sure? Did you eat anything else?
Him: ..... money....
Trip to the ER and some nice xrays, and two days later, mom had a new addition to the scrap book.
Mama to twin boys, Oct-'09 and baby girl, Apri-'12!
what a PITA.
If I were you, I'd do nothing but watch your child. If something goes wrong, THEN worry/go to the doctor/ER/etc.
Otherwise, trust her body to do what its supposed to. Pass it. And if not, her body will tell you that something is "awry."
An xray definitely. You need to know that the penny is no longer in the esophagus. The penny can be straight up and down in the esophagus right now causing no problem at all. Coughing, gagging, crying can cause the penny to shift or flip and form a blockage. You want to know that the penny is not in the airway and will not cause an obstruction.
I swallowed a dime after I was potty trained, and my mom had me poop on the baby potty for a few days until she found it.
It would also be extremely diffucult for the body to absorb any significant amount of copper from a solid object.
I agree with heidirk--I think you'd know if it were stuck somewhere. It was pretty obvious for us.
It's not necessarily true that it would painful if it was stuck. Just depends on the kid. Have an xray for the peace of mind.
Married Mama to two girls, A (4/06) and I (9/09).
To this day, I have no idea what happened to that penny. Maybe ds1 has an iron stomach?
Deanna Mom to 3 boys! Jake (April 2006) & Twin Boobie Monsters Wesley & Nathan (Feb 2009)!
"Hey, mama!" to the fried dough lovin', monkey-boy.I'm back and ready to chat!