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#1 of 6 Old 07-09-2008, 01:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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OMG! This happened to my 6 yr old tonight (found this link via a dear friend who was doing research for me to help us avoid an emergency room visit):

http://davidandamandajonesfamily.blo...fle-balls.html

These balls are dangerous. I highly advise keeping them out of your home if you have small children.
My 6 yr old's finger was so purple and swollen. He was screaming and crying. I was so afraid. My 18 month old was also hysterical at the drama of it all.
I cut it off just like this lady's blog says. I cut the ball in half and cut chunks of the ball away until it was just a thin ring on one side. Then I had to hurt my little one a bit when I stuck the tip of the scissors between his flesh and the leftover ring. He screamed for the few seconds until I cut it.
He is fine now...finger is still swollen but recovering fine.

Please, please....beware of these wiffle balls!
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Wow, how scary. Glad you got it off!
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That is frightening! Glad he's okay now.

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I googled "Wiffle ball and stuck finger" last night and found a few stories of the same incident...all ended in the ER or with the fire department. We were lucky.
His finger is still red and a little swollen today. No pain, it is doing fine.
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Oh, I've been there. They sell wiffle balls that have much smaller holes in them which are a lot safer. It's what we always used at the camp I worked at.
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Oh, I've been there. They sell wiffle balls that have much smaller holes in them which are a lot safer. It's what we always used at the camp I worked at.
Thanks for the suggestion although this sounds a bit more ominous to me since I have an 18 month old...smaller holes sound disastrous for smaller fingers.
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