LEGO Piece Removed From 6-Year Old Isaak Lasson’s Nose After 3 Years
For 6-year-old Isaak Lasson, his constant nasal congestion began when he was 3 and has been a source of much confusion and frustration for his parents. He would snore constantly and sometimes struggled to breath, and constant doctor visits yielded no results.
"It broke my heart," Craig Lasson, Issak's father, told ABC News. "Doctors kept telling us it was allergies or a sinus infection, but nothing seemed to help."
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However, after a while, his parent's noticed an odd smell on his breath.
"We noticed a weird smell when he breathed," Craig said. "We took him to a new doctor, and he said, 'I think there's something in there.'"
So the doctor put some forceps in Isaak's nose and pulled out a LEGO piece coated in fungus, wheel shaped and approximately the size of a dime.
"I asked him, 'Dude, how did that even get in there?'" Craig told the New York Daily News. "We think he bent it in half - it's pretty flexible - and that it opened up once it got into his sinuses."
Isaak's parents and doctors were astounded that something that big could fit up his nose.
"We were trying to figure out how something that big even got inside of a tiny 3-year-old's nostril," Craig told ABC News. "It is pretty flexible, so we think he bent it in half and pushed it up his nose."
Craig said that he blamed himself at first.
"You ask yourself, 'Am I a bad parent because I didn't catch it sooner?' But the doctors just kept prescribing antibiotics," he told the New York Daily News. "We just didn't know."
However, regardless of how the LEGO piece ended up in his nose, Isaak and his parents are just happy it's all over.
"Isaak thinks it's great," Craig told ABC News. "He wants to show all his friends."
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