Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The $6,000 Penny
This is the X-ray parents and grandparents just don't really want to see.
Last Wednesday my sweet Daughter In Law (Son #1's wife) had to take Grandson #1 to the ER because he had thrown up blood. They deducted that he had had a bloody nose, had swallowed blood and then threw it up. They offered an X-ray but she denied--being the "least course of intervention" kind of mommy she is (who would've ever known?). But he kept gagging and couldn't eat very well--just wasn't feeling up to par and after much counsel a few days later decided to get him to the dr. as soon as they could--first thing Monday morning (they knew that if something was stuck in there it was stuck tight and probably not too dangerous). Poor little guy. The X-ray revealed a coin--and it looked huge. The dr. wagered (pun intended) that it was a penny while everyone guessed it was a quarter (I was thinking half dollar!! Ha Ha!).
This morning he had the coin removed at the hospital under anesthesia and is already on his way back home. Yay!! I confess that I had a hard time sleeping thinking of the poor little guy and praying. But all is well and they are going to frame their $6,000 penny.