Ask Health Experts and Get Answers to Your Health Question ASAP
HI, Thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX and I am here to help you today. I will be happy to help you with your follow-up questions also. I need few details.
When exactly this happened?
I am an ENT specialist so i deal with these foreign bodies daily.
about 10 minutes ago
Have you given her anything to drink or eat?
she is drinking water right now
Thanks a lot for your input.
First of all i would like to reassure you that don't panic because if she can drink water this means that coin has gone down most likely.
You should go to ER because she needs an xray to monitor the movement of coin because ultimately it will pass with stool.
But hopefully there will be no need of any surgery to remove the coin.
Going to ER is just advised because it's a standard protocol to keep the coin under observation. There is a very very minute chance for the coin to get stuck in abdomen and that is why i have advised ER. However practically i have never seen a case where it gets stuck because it passes with stool.
Till you go, give her bananas to eat.
do I have time to arrange babby sitters for other children or do I need to get her there asps
You have enough time, it's not at all urgent.
Just go whenever possible.
Give her bananas and observe her stool.
She might pass it before you go.
no bannanas in house have applesause will that do
Yes you can give that.
Lots of water to drink too.
Bread is ok too.
realisticly she could really pass this within next hour
It might take two to three hours.
That is why i have advised to give her food and water because the bulk of stool will push the coin easily.
so would this be a safe plan....give plenty water ,banana, appleasause for next hour and if she doesn't pass by morning take her to er or dr
Yes this will be safe but you have to look for the following symptoms in that case.
1. Abdominal pain
4. Difficulty in swallowing
If no symptoms appear this means that everything is going smooth.
and hopefully things will go smoothly.
thank you so much
You are most welcome. I wish her all the best, XXXXX XXXXX if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.
Its actually my granddaughter and I live in VT and they live in FL . As of this morning , she still hadnt passed it. I haven't been able to get in touch with tonight , but hopefully no news is good news
Just thought Id let you know my granddaughter called this morning and said "guess what I did this morning, I pooped out money"
It took a while but she finally passed it.Thanks for all you help