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Yesterday, I developed this strange, fighting to not gag sensation in the back of my throat that would not go away. Upon very close examination, it appears that I have a small piece of hay or grass (I know, it's the same thing, but grass is fresh, hay is dried), perhaps 3/4" long, but very narrow, lodged in the back of my throat. I have no idea how I managed to get it in there, but I cannot dislodge it and it is driving me absolutely nuts. I want to reach in there and yank it out so badly!

 

I have eaten three meals since its discovery, drunk gallons of fluids of varying thickness (from water to milkshake), tried drinking and swallowing from every possible angle and position, and it will not budge. I have been able to shift it slightly with a cotton swab held by tweezers,Mobutu not enough to get it out. The real problem is that I have a very strong tongue, and an even stronger gag reflex, so that last exercise was...ummm....messy. I have tried gargling, coughing, a water pick, nothing will get it out.

 

Please help! It's lodged near my left tonsil, if that helps.

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Alas, no. It's still there. I tried the numbing spray and worked at it again, but cannot get it past all the bumps and ridges back there. The spray idea helped the gagging reflex immensely. Thanks, Katie. If it doesn't work itself out by 8:59 am, I will be calling the doctor at 9:00 am. I can' t believe I have to go to the dr for this.

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That sounds worthy of a visit to a walk-in clinic. Or, hazarding a guess based on your user name, are you on good terms with a vet? Sounds like you need someone with a pair of long tweezers, a steady hand, and who won't charge extra for getting puked on.

I don't have any clinics near by. Unfortunately, my vet would charge way more than my dr.

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It's after 9, so I'm guessing Ewe is at the doctor's.  I keep refreshing this post to see if she's back yet.  

 

Do doctors get training in how to unstick hay from the back of people's throats?  Or do they just wing it when the need arises?  Spray some numbing stuff in there and give it the old college try?

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It's after 9, so I'm guessing Ewe is at the doctor's. I keep refreshing this post to see if she's back yet.

 

Do doctors get training in how to unstick hay from the back of people's throats? Or do they just wing it when the need arises? Spray some numbing stuff in there and give it the old college try?

I don't think so lol. I would imagine they are just better able to stay calm and avoid jabbing something or shoving it further down there? Better tools? I don't know. I do know that pediatricians are usually adept at extracting objects from noses and ears due to experience. Apparently that's a really common reason for an office visit.

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I'm so sorry to leave you all hanging like that! We just had a busy Sunday at church and didn't get home until late. I couldn't sing at church because it was all I could do to keep from coughing and gagging during the service. But I made it through. I refused to go to the ER. I was holding out for my regular doctor this morning.

 

But I am happy to report that I did not need to call the doctor, after all. Faith had baked some oatmeal cookies last night and, for whatever reason, that particular food did the trick when none other would. Thank you so much for your suggestions and advice. I am feeling so much better now that I don't have to worry about cough-gagging at anyone anymore. :)

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