I don't think I managed a single post in 2016 so I am taking time to stock take 16 things to remember from 2016 before I can't remember them... So here goes...
Doo Dah went off to a Cub event in August and ended up with oesphageal dysphagia!
That is what you get when you don't chew your meat and it manages to occlude your entire oesphagus so that nothing can move through it.
After spending time at the local hospital trying some conservative methods to remove the occlusion, including using Coca Cola (what does that tell you about what Coke does to you!?), we took an ambulance ride to Westmead Children's hospital. They had to put him under to remove the 5cm piece of steak he allegedly chewed prior to swallowing.
Despite his protests, I am convinced that he in fact inhaled said meat given a) the size of it and b) he was participating in a points-based event at the time of the incident and, well, you know Doo Dah and competitions...
A LOT of spitting was witnessed that day- we really do swallow more than 2000 times a day. Poor sod. It was traumatic but pretty minor in the scheme of things. Please chew your food!
Side Note: I left my Tupperware container at the hospital if anyone has seen it!?