16 month old ate end of plastic syringe!

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16 month old ate end of plastic syringe!

Postby Malygos » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:29 pm

So I was giving my beadie some squash baby food out of the end of a little plastic syringe. I mix his vitamins in it so I know hes getting them. Usually he just licks it off of his lips as I slowly dob it on. But today he bit the end of it. And I could not believe he bit the end right off! In a moment, without thinking I grabbed him and pried his mouth open. Somehow hoping I could get it out. But of course he had swallowed it. Then my finger slipped and he bit me. :( After the fact, I realized how dumb it was of me to do that. As the chance he hadn't eaten it was very low, and the stress it surely caused him, not to mention I got bit bad on my finger.
What should I do for him? The piece of plastic he ingested is roughly 7mmX4mm and shaped like the end of a syringe. Is there a chance he will pass it. Hes about 16 months old, and about average size for that age. If I had any idea he could bite the end off like that I would have never used it. And what can I use in the future to avoid something like this from happening again?
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Re: 16 month old ate end of plastic syringe!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:12 pm

It'll likely show up in a few days in his poo.
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Re: 16 month old ate end of plastic syringe!

Postby claudiusx » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:19 pm

It happens from time to time, dont worry about it. It will pass :)
Just contiue on with business as usual.

As for how to prevent it in the future, it's probably best to just not feed via syringe unless necessary. Will he not eat vitamins any other way? If he is having a good varied diet he shouldn't really need vitamins, truth be told.

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