Specialists in Kansas dealing with a 7-month-old girl believed the kid had a puffy glandular, until they made a frightening revelation– a feather poking out of the infant’s neck.
At first, doctors prescribed anti-biotics and delivered little Mya Whittington home with her moms and dads, later her jaw swelled to the size of a golfball, according to the Associated Press.
In an follow up visit, a specialist saw something poking out of Mya’s swollen jaw. She applied mitts and tweezed a feather from the baby’s the neck and throat.
“They pulled a feather out of my child,” Mya’s father Aaron Whittington, of Hutchinson, Kan., told CNN. “How crazy is that?’
Doctors believe Mya swallowed or inhaled the feather, which apparently pierced the inside of her cheek or throat.
“The body, being crazy as it is, it just rejected it and started forcing it out,” Whittington said.
Doctors said Mya probably was in a lot of pain, but her mom, Emma Whittington, said her daughter cried only when nurses poked her, according to KCTV.
Mya’s neck is still enlarged, but doctors said the swelling should go away on its own.