Who would have thought… Kiersten, Maddie and Dallin were all out back on Jan 3rd playing with the new sidewalk chalk that they got for Christmas, when KK ran in crying and saying “I ate chalk,” I laughed it off thinking she had a nasty taste in her mouth. For the next 30 minutes she coughed and gagged and drooled and refused to drink anything. At that point I decided to call the Dr. who thought I should go see an ENT. He called the ENT who sent us straight to the ER. After examining her, they took her straight up to the OR to scope her. They had to go in with a scope which luckily dislodged it and sent it through. She had an abrasion in the back of her throat and “bits and pieces” of it all the way to her stomach. He then admitted her overnight for observation. The next day she had a great time in the pediatric unit! She made me walk the halls all day in these little car strollers. The pink blanket and teddy bear were given to her by the unit, they were a project linus donation. Overall we were very pleased with Memorial City Memorial Hermann and especially their pediatric unit. She recovered quickly, though we weren't discharged until 7pm the next day…. Just counting our blessings the chalk was lodged in her esophagus and not her airways!