WARNING: When your child does not have proper control of his chompers, and does not know how to release his jaw and tends to panic when there is something solid in his mouth, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT attempt to use your finger to remove a large piece of food from his mouth!
Daniel was eating and he bit off just a little too big of a bite. Because Daniel has oral/feeding issues, this is where I generally am able to get him to spit it out. I could see the panic set in that "Oh crap, there is something in my mouth" so I immediately asked him to spit and he didn't. I couldn't have him swallow it because he would choke and I'd totally freak out. SO, I put my finger in to dislodge the food and he clamped down. There was no scream, there was just the fake calm of...
"Daniel sweetie....open your mouth please" and of course he is freakin' a tad so he locks his jaw.
"Daniel, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee open your mouth, oh god, please can I see in your mouth sweetie?"
Now I am using my other hand to try to pry his mouth open, plug his nose, and now I'm starting to panic!! After what seemed like forever, he finally let loose. No I did not reprimand him. He did not know he was hurting me and he didn't do it intentionally. Its not like he thought, oooh there is mom's finger stuck in my mouth. So, when he let loose my response was, "Oh thank you punkin, that was good that you opened your mouth!" and he was so happy to be such a good listener! :)
I did think for a brief few second or two thought I would need stitches because of the amount of blood that was pouring out of the wound. The photo was taken about 5 hours after the incident so doesn't look as bad as it previously did. But I will say, it still hurts like a s.o.b.