One-year-old Hanhang spent ten days with a chopstick stuck up his nose after he fell while eating chow mein.
The horrific incident happened in Chaoyang City and the youngster’s parents immediately rushed him to hospital after removing the object from his nose. However, what doctors failed to noticed was that a piece of the chopstick remained in the young boy’s brain and it went on to become infected.
In conversation with CEN, Yu Liao, Hanhang’s mother said: “When we got home after our first visit to the hospital, my husband broke all the chopsticks in half and threw them away as we were worried something like this could happen again. But we had no idea there was still one inside of his head.”
It wasn’t until the youngster started to show signs of drowsiness and vomiting that his parents took him back to the hospital for a check up. It wasn’t until this second visit that doctors found the rest of the chopstick.
While Dr. Li Shaovi told CEN that “after removing the remaining six centimetres his condition improved immediately” the youngster must remain in hospital “for further treatment” as he now has a brain infection.
The incident highlights the dangers of letting kids have sharp, dangerous objects.