You know how Lego boxes caution, “WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD”? They may want to amend that to also say, “AND POTENTIAL NASAL CAVITY PLUG.”
Poor six-year-old Isaak Lasson. The kid suffered from sinus problems for three years, only to have a doctor finally discover the culprit: a ball of fungus encasing a Lego wheel. (All together now: YUM!)
Issak’s dad, Craig, says his son started having a hard time breathing when he was three, but they couldn’t figure out what was wrong.
“I felt so bad,” Craig told KSL.com. Isaak “was sleeping with his mouth open, trying to breathe.”
Although numerous doctors examined Isaak’s nose, they failed to notice the freakin’ LEGO WHEEL lodged up there and instead prescribed antibiotics.
Fast forward three years: Last week, a new doctor noticed that Isaak seemed to have something foreign stuck up his schnoz and asked what it might be.
“I put some spaghetti up there, but that was a long time ago,” Isaak told the doctor, who suddenly lost his appetite for meatballs.
However, those weren’t noodles that were crammed up Isaak’s nose (this time); it was — you guessed it! — the fungus-covered Lego.
“We think he bent it in half — it’s pretty flexible — and that it opened up once it got into his sinuses,” Isaak’s father told reporters.
Although Craig momentarily worried he was a bad parent for needing three years to figure out the Lego problem plaguing his son’s sinuses, he said he is relieved that Isaak is eating and sleeping better than he has in a long time.
Until, of course, Isaak decides to see how many popcorn kernels he can fit in his ear…