My two year old was pouring milk from his plastic mug into and out of his mums empty wine glass, taking a drink pouring it back and repeating the process as kids that age do. Until he took a bite out of the wine glass.
Minor panic. He spat out the big piece of glass in his mouth and didn't appear to swallow. I put all the bits together like a jigsaw and there was a piece missing, a triangular piece about 3-4mm on each of its sides. Four of us looked for it and couldn't find it. We can't be sure he didn't swallow it.
I called the health service number while mrs mostlyharmless packed PJs, teddy bears and everything we thought we'd need for a night at the local kids hospital. Surprisingly we were advised just to keep an eye on him for signs of trouble - not swallowing, pain, blood in the nappy contents etc and perhaps see our GP on Monday.
I don't know what a hospital could do except watch. I appreciate people survive eating much worse. There's some guy eats cars and lightbulbs and stupid stuff etc. But this is my wee boy and I'm reassured by the helpline but still concerned.
Someone say something reassuring.