Monday, November 06, 2006

the purple bead

phone rings at 2:30pm this afternoon.

i hear, "hello, mrs. Smith. this is the school nurse. adam gave us quite a scare this afternoon."

oh no that's all i'm thinking....

"in 15 years of nursing i have never dealt with this situation. adam had a purple bead up his nose."

ok so i laughed...

"he said it fell in his nose."

ok so now i'm trying not to snort...

"i had to call the medical consultant because i didn't know what to do. he recommended pepper..."

about to pee my pants here...

"and then to try blowing hard. i decided to try the blowing hard first. the bead popped right out."

then i asked how he was doing. if he was back in class. everything was fine.

apparently he thought it would be amusing to do this - make his classmates laugh. instead he ended up crying and having to be escorted to the nurse's office. he said he'll never do it again and when i asked him what can you put in your nose he said "only air mommy." kindergarten and he's sticking things up his nose and lying about it. oy vey!

9 comments:

Marieke said...

rofl. Did he get to keep the bead?
You know there's a layout in this don't you?!
Glad to hear no further damage was done though. Little monkeys keep you on your toes eh?

Cheryl said...

ROTFL!!! We had the popcorn kernel up the nose (and in the ear) at our house! What possesses them??? :) I'm glad he's ok!

Dina said...

My son once had 6 popcorn kernels up his nose. Yeah, that was fun. We sprayed saline up there & just waited for them to descend...kinda like giving birth. Sigh.

Glad the bead came out just fine! LOL!

Caroline said...

LOL :P

Caroline said...

LOL :P

Christy said...

Oh my goodness!! That's a new one, a purple bead. I'm glad to hear he is okay. I bet it was hard to keep your composure over the phone!! ROFL!!

Michelle StClair said...

OH gosh. BOys!!! my little andrew shoved a dried bean up his nose. And did you know that beans expand when they get wet? SO had to meet his ENT at the ER to take out the bean.\
So glad I found you have a blog!!!! And congrats again on the SJ Blue Crew. That is my dream gig.

ChrissyW said...

lol TOO funny! - the last line is hilarious!

Nicole said...

Thank you for such a good laugh. That's the best story I've heard in a long time!