This is my dad. That thing he's holding is a Fruit by the Foot wrapper. He and my brother in law pulled it from my son's nose in the middle of the night (at least to him). Maybe I should back up a little.
Chuck left for Kansas City one week before I left with the kids. Both kids got really bad colds while he was gone. I mean buckets of boogers everywhere. Jack started smelling really bad. After a couple of days of multiple baths and many many teeth brushings I was out of ideas. I found myself yelling at him every time he got near me. I thought maybe he had some kind of infection. Then one night Hazel was having a hard time breathing I was really freaked out. My dad made a call to our pediatrician who happens to be a buddy of his from high school. He told us Hazel likely had croup and what we should do for it. Then my mom told my dad to ask about Jack. When my Dad mentioned the smell he instantly said, "there's something up his nose." I felt so dumb because chuck had told me the same thing and I didn't believe him. It made perfect sense because a week earlier Jack made an outburst in the car about his nose hurting. But I asked him if there was anything up there and he said, "no." He's been chewing on everything lately! We think he was chewing on part of a fruit by the foot wrapper and snuffed it up his nose. I don't know how he could stand it! Well it was about midnight when we figured this all out. My sister Carlie was over with her husband Jeff. Jeff wanted to get it out (at that point we still didn't know what "it" was.) Poor Jack was awoken by my Dad and Jeff with a flashlight and tweezers. It took 3 attempts to yank it out. I heard the screams from 2 stories up.
It really was one of the worst things I have ever smelled.
It was so long it was going down into his throat. Poor little boy. I don't know why he didn't tell me.
When I checked in him later that night he had a huge grin on his face.