So, about two weeks ago my son had his 2 and a half year check up.. I mentioned to the doctor about my son’s one nostril has been runny. He looked up there with his light and didn’t see anything. Then mentioned he was probably just getting over the head cold we had a few weeks before that.
Fast forward to this week, his one nostril is STILL runny and now his snot smells awful.. I decided to call the doctors’ office because I just had a feeling he had shoved something up there. The nurse said it might be a sinus infection and they wanted to see him.
This morning we took him to the walk-in hours our pediatrician has every morning. The doctor came in and was asking me some questions, then started to exam my son’s ears, mouth and finally his nose. She took one look and said, yep there is definitely something up there. She left the room and came back with a nasal aspirator to try sucking it out.. That didn’t work. She said she had an idea, and left the room again. Finally, using a long skinny pair of tweezers she pulled out an object that was a little bigger than the size of a dime.. It looked like stuffing from a stuffed animal or tissue.
I am so glad I followed my instinct and took him back in to the doctor.. Because a runny and stinky nose for 3 weeks is NOT normal!