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Bird Baby

on May 11, 2013

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This was a very interesting story I picked up on the Internet in the last couple of days. (If you dont like medical things or are a bit squeamish I suggest you click away now)
According to ABC News, a Kansas couple noticed their 7-month-old daughter Mya’s neck start to swell.
At first, they thought the problem was just a swollen gland. Then, overnight, the swollen area “doubled in size” and a small bump resembling a pimple appeared on the end of it. But it wasn’t a pimple. Doctors, believing Mya had developed a staph infection in her lymph nodes, tried to drain the area. Nothing came out.
Hours later, Mya’s parents noticed what looked like a “half-inch string” poking out of her chubby baby face.
Her doctor put on gloves and pulled out the feather.
“It’s a feather,” she said.
In retrospect, her parents remembered their daughter crying and pulling at the area under her ear for the past few weeks. They thought she might be teething.
According to her pediatrician, Mya likely inhaled or tried to swallow the feather, causing it to become lodged in her throat. Then, in the words of her father, Mya’s body “just being crazy, just started to reject it and force it out the side of her neck. The little girl is said to be “almost 100% recovered” now.
But she will never fly.
[ABC News // Image via Whittington family/ABC News]

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