Kids stuff anything they can in their noses and mouths and ears and… I know this to be true because I’ve told my 4-year-old, “Don’t stick (insert random plastic toy item) into (ear, nose, mouth…) so many times I can’t begin to keep count. As a parent sometimes you just want to give up but the story of 6-year-old Isaak Lasson from Salt Lake City is a keen reminder to stay on top of those kiddies!
Isaak began to experience serious sinus problems as a 3-year-old. His father told KSL that, “I felt so bad, He was sleeping with his mouth open, trying to breathe.” After a seemingly endless amount of trips to the doctor there still seemed to be no relief for Isaak’s suffering. The doctors would just prescribe the kid antibiotics and tell his mom and dad that things would be fine after a few days. WRONG.
Thankfully a doctor who actually took the time to talk with and listen to his patient was able to diagnose the problem. There seemed to be some sort of foreign object deep inside his naval cavity so the good doc asked Isaak if he had a history of jamming stuff up his snoot. Isaak told him, ”I put some spaghetti up there, but that was a long time ago.” Don’t you just love kids!?
Isaak was referred to a specialist who found what was causing all of the problems; There was a ball of fungus which was encasing a folded up LEGO tire!
Shortly after removing the sniffer-toy, Isaak’s apetite improved and he enjoyed increased energy as he was sleeping much more soundly. The discovery caused the typical self-doubt from his parents. His dad added:
“You ask yourself, ‘Am I a bad parent because I didn’t catch it sooner?’ But the doctors just kept prescribing antibiotics. We just didn’t know.”
As for Isaak? He thinks having had an old LEGO tire jammed up his sinuses for 3 years is pretty cool. Of course he does.