I'm in a slight panic- swallowed small chicken bone!!

cstraub

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I swallowed a small chicken bone tonight at dinner. I knew the minute it went down my throat and I just felt afraid. I checked on the internet for info but am having a hard time finding any.

Has this happened to anyone? I'm kind of freaked it will tear something inside of me. Am I just being silly? :confused3
 

ChrisnSteph

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Like what size chicken bone are we talking here? It'll probably pass just fine - might not be the most comfortable experience you'll have in the bathroom, but you should be ok.
 

cstraub

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ChrisnSteph said:
Like what size chicken bone are we talking here? It'll probably pass just fine - might not be the most comfortable experience you'll have in the bathroom, but you should be ok.

Pretty small I guess. I barley noticed until it was actually down in my throat. Thankfully it did not get stuck there. I have been able to eat since with no problem. I had a piece of bread because I heard that is what you should do for a dog if they get ahold of chicken bones.
 
  • Pea-n-Me

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    Hope you don't mind a thread about dogs :teeth: but maybe it will help a bit. How big was the bone? Was it whole, or broken?

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1091832&referrerid=70088

    Chances are it will be at least partially digested by stomach acid and work its way down and out without too much trouble. You could always give your doctor a call, and definitely go the ER if you have any distress. Good luck!
     

    cstraub

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    Pea-n-Me said:
    Hope you don't mind a thread about dogs :teeth: but maybe it will help a bit. How big was the bone? Was it whole, or broken?

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1091832&referrerid=70088

    Chances are it will be at least partially digested by stomach acid and work its way down and out without too much trouble. You could always give your doctor a call, and definitely go the ER if you have any distress. Good luck!

    I just read that thread!! I was even worried about our dog getting the chicekn bones tonight and instead I got one!! That's where I learned the bread trick from!! Hope it works. Thanks to everyone for posting. I still feel scared. Hope nothing comes of it.
     

    Aisling

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    I recently swallowed a chicken bone, and it was a very uncomfortable feeling. I tried to push it down with bread, but I still felt it. My brother happened to call, and told me NEVER to try to push a bone down with food. (He is a nursing home director, and has to know about these kinds of situations.) Anyway, he told me to go to the ER right away. The doctor x-rayed me, and found 2! little bones stuck in my throat. He got them both out with a long instrument, taking less than 5 minutes. The doctor told me that using bread to push the bone down could scratch the throat and lead to infection. My throat did have that sharp, sore feeling for a day or two afterwards.

    Be careful!
     

    cstraub

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    Aisling said:
    I recently swallowed a chicken bone, and it was a very uncomfortable feeling. I tried to push it down with bread, but I still felt it. My brother happened to call, and told me NEVER to try to push a bone down with food. (He is a nursing home director, and has to know about these kinds of situations.) Anyway, he told me to go to the ER right away. The doctor x-rayed me, and found 2! little bones stuck in my throat. He got them both out with a long instrument, taking less than 5 minutes. The doctor told me that using bread to push the bone down could scratch the throat and lead to infection. My throat did have that sharp, sore feeling for a day or two afterwards.

    Be careful!
    Thanks. I do feel that in my case it was the best thing to do. I wanted it to get to my stomach faster. I once had a sharp fish bone stuck in my throat once. That one I would not have eaten bread to push down. I got lucky and coughed it out. My throat was irratated for a few days after. This bone felt smaller and possibly flexible (I hope). If I have any discomfort I'm going to call my doctor. So far I am fine just still freaked a bit. Make me want to go vegetarian!! :goodvibes
     
  • Aisling

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    I once had a sharp fish bone stuck in my throat once.
    I have such a fear of having a fish bone get caught in my throat, that I will not eat fish. Those bones are so tiny!

    I'm glad you got the chicken bone under control.
     

    cstraub

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    Aisling said:

    I have such a fear of having a fish bone get caught in my throat, that I will not eat fish. Those bones are so tiny!

    I'm glad you got the chicken bone under control.

    I didn't eat fish for a long time after it happened. I chew every bite now like a thousand times. I don't know how the chicken bone got past.

    I don't feel very good right now- probabaly nerves. I'm still a little nervous. I need a good night sleep before I will feel better I think.
     
  • C.Darwin

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    cstraub said:
    Make me want to go vegetarian!! :goodvibes

    then you might swallow a seed. then a vegetable might grow in your stomach. either way, you are screwed. :confused3
     

    cstraub

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    C.Darwin said:
    then you might swallow a seed. then a vegetable might grow in your stomach. either way, you are screwed. :confused3
    Oh great! Thanks for the thought. Is there anything I can eat that is not a plant or animal? :rotfl:
     

    cstraub

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    :goodvibes
    birdiesunshine said:
    Did you call your doctor? How are you feeling?

    I never did call. I'm feeling fine now. It's going to be a long time before I eat chicken again though. When I felt that bone slip down my throat it was as though someone had said they put poison in my drink as I was swallowing. I must have turned as pale as a ghost.

    Thanks for asking. On a positive note- I did get a tag out of the deal!
     

    birdiesunshine

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    cstraub said:
    :goodvibes


    I never did call. I'm feeling fine now. It's going to be a long time before I eat chicken again though. When I felt that bone slip down my throat it was as though someone had said they put poison in my drink as I was swallowing. I must have turned as pale as a ghost.

    Thanks for asking. On a positive note- I did get a tag out of the deal!

    The crazy things people do to get tagged :lmao: I'm glad you feel o.k.
     

    cstraub

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    Pea-n-Me said:

    From now on I will! I bought one of those Tyson whole chicken's for a quick heat and eat dinner tonight because we have piano lessons until 5:30. It's the one thing that is somewhat healthy that all the kids will eat. After a week of mac at Disney they needed something semi nutrious. I should have just made a frozen pizza. Where's the Karma when you need it? :goodvibes
     



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