A small rock. Not even a rock, a pebble at best. What happens?
Let's just say that a very attentive (fictional) mother did her best to retrieve the aforementioned group of (two at most) rocks from the gullet of a very beautiful (fictional) child but came up empty. Is that a problem? An emergency room visit? Or a "wait to see what happens later" kind of situation?
As a former mental health gal, I wouldn't slap this hypothetical situation with a diagnosis of pica: it hasn't happened more than once in a month and no pattern of eating nonfood material has been expressed. Additionally, in this hypothetical scenario, there has been no obvious discomfort or avoidance of regular food. In fact, a perfectly normal hypothetical bowel experience occured quite recently. Hypothetically, I think this child will survive.
Hmm. Just a passing Sunday scenario that wafted through my brain. Thought I would share.
Plus, this hypothetical child has bigger fish to fry: staring down some street performing weirdo in a cheetah suit.
2 years ago