A Bee Stung my Nose

Shall I go for two posts in one night since I am awake?!

I had a fun day today.  I hadn’t been up long this morning (okay, mid-morning – who’s counting?) and it was time for a “shift change” – our early morning child caregiver was headed to work, and second shift was coming in!  I was trying to hold Ella and Wade (happy to see them after my 5 day sleep!), when Cadence came in the room crying.

“A bee stung my nose.”

Hmm?  That didn’t sound right.  I was still kind of out of it, but assured her she would be okay.  She calmed down momentarily, but then started crying again…this time more frantic.  Thank goodness grandma is a better interpreter than I am.  It seemed like Cadence was trying to tell us she had a bead (bean?) up her nose.  Well, that still didn’t sound right, but I did have vague recollections of gathering tiny beads from a preschool bracelet off the floor so Wade wouldn’t eat them.  And through the cobwebs I also remembered the other grandma bringing beads over to make a necklace.

Fast forward, we put Cadence up on the counter under the “french fry light” to look up her nose – sure enough, we see blue…yep, a blue bead.

Thank goodness Cadence has known how to blow her nose into a Kleenex since before she was a year old, right?  What?  She forgot how to blow snot out and is instead sucking the bead up higher? And it is out of the reach of the tweezers now?

Time to call the doctor.  Thank goodness for our pediatrician’s office — they agreed to see Cadence right away.  I was thankful.  I was afraid the bead was about to get lodged somewhere permanently.  I didn’t have the pleasure of accompanying my little princess to the doctor, but grandma said it wasn’t pretty, and the princess and pea bead arrived back home within the hour, just as she left…with the bead up her nose and another appointment scheduled for later in the afternoon with an ear, nose and throat specialist.

So anyway, a few minutes before heading out to that appointment and after a few attempts to suction the bead out with one of those little bulbs (+ a promise by grandma of a happy meal and a surprise if she could remember how to blow her nose), the little stinker shot that booger out of her nose into my hand. She was so proud of herself.  I was so happy for her little snot rocket. 🙂

Here’s a little video of one of her surprises.  She kept saying “I’m a good scooterer.  I’m good at scooterin’.”

So there you you have it!  A good little scooterer she is.

Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow.  Thank you all for your continued prayers.

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About Candace

Stay at home mom of three small kids (3, 2, and almost 1) -- about to embark on the biggest journey of my life.
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11 Responses to A Bee Stung my Nose

  1. Krista says:

    What an adventure! Jonathan once shoved pebbles from the driveway in his nose, and I had the misfortune of choosing raisins to shove up my nose. By the way, raisins, left in the cavity of a nostril, will swell…..I come swooping in when I hear “Mommy, my necklace broke!” to clear the area and gather rolling beads, you’d think there was glass on the floor! Glad to hear you are up and about! Thinking of you and praying for you!

  2. Susan Wilder says:

    Boy, never a dull moment! Love the video. She is a doll. Love your blog. We look for updates every day. 🙂

  3. I love it! She IS good. 🙂 What a little sweetie pie.

  4. Julie says:

    Oh my goodness, I can bet you’ve never been so happy for a blown nose in your life!!!! Well, she is good at scooterin’ and I’m so glad it all ended well!!!!

  5. Denise Ingram says:

    This too precious! I am just glad she became a good blower! Love and prayers!

  6. Cyndi says:

    That is hilarious. Amazing what our kids can do when they decide they want to 😉

  7. Cyndi says:

    That is hilarious. Amazing what our kids can do when they decide they want to 😉 Great “seeing” you twice in one day. xo

  8. LOL>…….now i know what julie was talking about on the bbb………LOL……..i though julie had lost her mind……..but no……cadence just blew a bead snot rocket…..oh i bet you can laugh about it now…..i would have been freaking…LOL thank goodness all she cared about was scootering!!!!!

  9. Tracy says:

    Oh my 🙂 I stuck a cherry pit up my nose when I was about her age. What is it with kids and sticking stuff up there?? So glad she is ok!

  10. Emily C says:

    Glad she was able to shoot the bead out! And what a good scooterer she is too.

  11. I shoved a piece of starburst wrapper up my nose when I was 4. I didn’t tell anyone and lost 80% of my hearing in my left ear from it. I ended up having 2 procedures to remove it and then a full sinus reconstruction surgery to repair damage when I was 16! So glad she told you and she is a great scooterer 🙂

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