8-Month-Old Was Having Trouble Kicking A Fever - Doctors Can’t Believe What They Found In His Throat

It seems that an eight-month-old baby had a small coin stuck in his throat for an amazing 37 days before it was discovered.

EJ, of Long Beach, California, was suffering from a 103-fever and a rash on his stomach. The energetic baby had become withdrawn and listless, his mom Samantha Knox relates.

Knox states that she took her son to several doctors, all of whom said his symptoms were from a viral infection and did not locate the penny in his throat.

Knox said she finally decided to go to a children's hospital, and there an X-ray showed an image of the coin in the boy's esophagus.

The penny was removed in an operation, and Knox claims it was corroded when she received it.

“This very small object could've potentially been the worst outcome for my son,” she told local media.

Knox said she doesn't know how the coin got stuck in EJ's throat. The symptoms stretched back more than a month.

Knox argues the penny should have been found sooner, and has filed a complaint with the Medical Board of California against Healthcare Partners, the provider who failed to find the coin despite five visits.

Knox is also seeking reimbursement of her medical bills and for the time she had to take off work.

“I was diligent, I was committed to ensuring that my son's health was my highest priority and I didn't feel as though anybody else considered those facts,” Knox noted.

Healthcare Partners, who didn't find the coin was stuck in EJ's throat when she brought him, explained to the media. “Anytime a patient brings a concern to our attention we examine the facts surrounding the issue. There are times however when a claim simply does not align with the facts.”

The Medical Board Of California is apparently working with Knox to take on the case against Healthcare Partners.

Source: MailOnline
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