Most fans wouldn't expect a visit to the Murphy and Denise Facebook page to be disturbing. Yet a post from earlier today by KOSI morning-show host Denise Plante certainly qualifies. She shares a medical crisis currently being experienced by her son after he ate some tiny magnets, complete with an x-ray showing the portion of his digestive tract the pieces of metal have punctured.
Here's the x-ray.
According to Plante's narrative, her son had been playing with a ball that contained over twenty magnets -- "and doing what a kid does, he stuck them in his mouth while joking around." Problem is, he accidentally swallowed the magnets, "and he has now been thru three surgeries."
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Why? Plante writes that the magnets "were pulling his intestines together," resulting in "5-6 holes in his intestines and one hole in his stomach."
The treatment regimen sounds horrific: "He is on a feeding tube and having his stomach pumped 24/7," Plante maintains. No wonder she urges parents not to buy the magnetic balls -- a toy of the sort that the Consumer Protection Agency reportedly warned parents against purchasing for children age six or under back in 2006.
Sounds like very good advice.
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