I need SUPER quick advice. Ariel is my first baby so I have no idea what to do.
I'm pretty sure she just swallowed an earring (basically a stud). She coughed for a moment and then it was over so I'm sure it's already in her stomach. I have no idea how she managed to get it off the television but she did cause one is gone and I've checked everywhere to see where it could've gone. It was the earring AND back.
What should I do? I don't have the money to take her into the pedi's office or even the ER.
UPDATE: DH took off work around noon and we took her to the ER. They took an X-ray of her little tummy and sure enough, there it was. The dr said he couldn't tell if it was in her lower stomach or upper intestine. He said that we should continue regular feedings and for us to go BACK to the ER tomorrow (yay another $100 copay *rolls eyes*) for another X-ray to make sure it's moved on down into the intestine so she'll pass it.
I'm not as worried as I was, thank God. But it's still really nervewracking and I feel like a horrible parent :/