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Cooter

Real cute - just swallowed an air rifle pellet

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Doing a little varmint control with the air rifle yesterday, had a couple pellets in my pocket. So today like usual I have my vitamins and fish oil and such in my pocket, after breakfast I grab them, dump them all in my mouth and down the hatch they do. I feel something else in my pocket and here's a pellet - well I know there were at least 3 in my pocket last night! crazy.gif Guess I got my daily dose of lead today... tongue.gif

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Do ya feel heavier????? grin.gif

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We need a medical forum.

Quite seriously, you should think about calling a doc regarding that. I'm not sure what levels of lead are toxic or damaging for humans, but ingestion I'm sure is not preferred! smile.gif

Joel

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One thing for sure. "Get the lead out" may take on a whole new meaning from now on. grin.gif

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

'edit'

I suppose now there'll be a push to ban lead BBs due to human ingestion.

Bob

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It wasn't a BB but a pellet - I called a nurse and she said not to worry, should pass through. I'm like, pass through where? shocked.gifblush.gif Certainly one of my more impressive manuevers.

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Youch! Well, I guess you should inspect to be sure they passed grin.gif! Good luck!

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Yes be sure to inspect your stools thoroughly,all of them.

Use a container or a porta potty till they are gone so you dont forget and end up flushing them.

The real danger is if they somehow dissolve by stomach acid, then the lead can enter the blood stream.

I would try to be sure they have exited in whole condition, and then have a blood test for lead. If they have not exited or been found after 7 days, I would have the blood test done anyway.

.177 pellets are pretty small, .22 are quite a bit larger, which was it??

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Or you could have a couple of beers and laugh it off. If a couple of pellets or 22 shells were enough to kill us, there would be a lot of dead dudes around, including myself.

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Last year, Minnesota Department of Health and various news agencies reported the death of a child in Minnesota, by ingestion of a small heart shaped lead charm.

The charm was only about the size of a few lead pellets, and was largely intact when removed. I guess he did'nt have enough beers to laugh it off...

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Maybe we should lower the drinking age then.

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I'm in the have a few beers and forget it mindset although it is in the back of my head. That was my concern, what if it dissolves in my stomach and ends up in my organs and blood frown.gif It was a .177 size pellet BTW. Not sure if I'm ready to crap in a container and inspect crazy.gif

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I'm with ya dude. #2 in a bucket is for ice fishing season, not mid-May.

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Did you try your gag reflexes to bring it back out? grin.gif

I know someone who injested a small lead BB (without knowing it) from eating grouse this past fall, and they had an X-Ray for some reason and found the BB inside. All I recall is they were concerned it had not passed thru and they were monitoring it.

Good luck with that Cooter.

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Last year, Minnesota Department of Health and various news agencies reported the death of a child in Minnesota, by ingestion of a small heart shaped lead charm.

The charm was only about the size of a few lead pellets, and was largely intact when removed. I guess he did'nt have enough beers to laugh it off...


Cause of death was lead poisoning?

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You may have just invented another form of target shooting! cool.gifcool.gifcool.gif

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Yes,the cause of death was lead poisoning, a four year old boy. The lead charm did not pass and enough of it dissolved to poison him. The doctors had seen it in an X-ray but mistook it for a heart shaped temperature monitor they had placed on him. They did not know that he had swallowed it, only that he was ill and getting worse.

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There's a lot of fertile ground (pun intended) for jokes about shot patterning, chokes, effective range and shooting with both eyes open... But I ain't going there. grin.gif

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I think I'd get Dr. House on the phone.

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I think you need to rush down to the grocery store and buy a dozen ears of sweet corn and eat them all for supper. I guarantee you that everything in your colon will be cleared out in 12 hours!!! Works for me anyway!!!

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Corn? Leinies will do the trick as well.

I'm a bit corncerned now, have had heartburn type junk the last two days crazy.gif

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You need more Leinies.

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.177 or .22 caliber????

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If you are concerned I would get it checked out by a doctor. Either it will be no concern at all or it will make you really sick not much gray area, its probably better to make sure that it really is no concern. Piece of mind will always make you feel better.

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Can I have your boat ? wink.gifgrin.gif

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I'll take the truck. smile.gif

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