Monday, July 22, 2013
Protip! When Using A Blowgun, Do Not Inhale
Doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, were puzzled when a 15-year-old boy showed up in the emergency room coughing and wheezing. The youth said the cough started three hours earlier, while he was playing in his room with siblings.
An X-ray showed something long, steely and needle-like in the boy's windpipe.
On further questioning, the boy admitted to having built a blowgun, using instructions he found on the Internet. But the project came to grief when the boy put the blowgun to his lips, then inhaled.
That meant a trip to the operating room, where doctors were able to remove the metal dart using a tube called a . No long term harm done, except perhaps to the young maker's pride.
An odd one-off accident, you might say. But no.
Over the next three months in 2011, the same hospital had two more teenage boys show up coughing. They, too, eventually confessed to inhaling blowgun darts. Those lads, ages 14 and 15, were also treated and recovered.
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