This is Dr. David
for most kids when they swallow bones, the bones get digested in the stomach and any bones which doesn't get digested pass without problems through the GI system and out through the stool.
if he ate normally afterwards , then there is no blockage in the esophagus.
and food is going down normally
if you bring him to the ER, they might do some xrays, but they won't go down into the stomach to remove the bones
if it was 5 hours ago, the bone is already being digested in the small bowel and passing through the small
I don't think you have to bring him to the ER
I bet he will be fine
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