How would you feel if one day, a feather suddenly emerged from your baby’s neck? Definitely it’s an alarming sign and you would probably rush your baby to the nearest hospital to have it checked.
This was the case that happened to a 7-months old baby named Mya Whittington from Kansas. Initially, baby Mya had a swollen pimple. The pimple grew up to the size of one and half golf balls in the area right below her left jaw and this prompted her parents Aaron and Emma Whittington to bring her to a hospital.
“I was at work and my wife noticed that the left side of her neck had started to swell, and she called me at work and asked if we should take her to the emergency room. Sunday morning, when we woke up, it had doubled in size and there was a pimple-looking thing on the end of it.” Aaron Whittington, Mya’s father, narrated to ABC News.
Initially, baby Mya was checked by the doctors but did not find anything unusual. They thought that she only had a normal staph infection of her lymph nodes. In fact, they tried to drain baby Mya’s neck as they though it is only due to a swollen gland.
Things were normal until they noticed something unusual after hours later. They noticed a half-inch ‘sting-like’ object that is coming out of baby Mya’s neck. Upon noticing, they immediately called the attention of the doctors to have it checked. The doctors then were very surprised when they have pulled a 2-inch feather out of the swollen pimple!
“As far as how the feather got into the side of the neck, our doctor says we’ll probably never really know. But her best guess is that she either inhaled it or tried swallowing it and it got lodged in the throat somewhere, and the body, just being crazy, just started to reject it and force it out the side of her neck.” Aaron Whittington said explaining what happened.
Few days after, Baby Mya’s pediatrician said that she is now 100% recovered.