That is a dime in the picture...someone thought it was a quarter (that might have required surgery)!!!
Well, I don't either! But I know where it came from...AVA'S NOSE!!!! Her nose has been horrible ever since China. It has been really smelly and she keeps getting antibiotics, but the smell and cruddy junk keep coming back. We took her to the ENT two weeks ago and he asked if she had put anything up her nose because that is what usually causes a bad odor. I said not that I knew of but her nose has been like this for six months, the entire time she has been home. He looked to see if he saw anything, but didn't. He gave her two weeks worth of antibiotics and told us to give her nasal washes (I highly recommend that to the chronically congested...that really cleans your sinuses!!!). He was thinking that her adenoids were enlarged and causing chronic infections. As soon as we started the nasal washes we thought we saw something black trying to come out of her nose. We weren't sure what it was...it almost looked like dried blood or something. I took her back to the ENT for him to check and make sure that there wasn't a foreign body. He (well, really the PA...the Dr was in surgery) cleaned out her nose and saw what I was talking about, but said that it was a concretion (I think that is what he called it)...basically, dried hard snot (gross, I know). They said to keep doing the washes and that should soften it up and make it come out. Well, the last few days it really looked like it was going to come out, but it would slip back up her nose. This morning, while I was driving the kids to school, Ava sneezed. I turned around and she had snot coming out of her nose, so I pulled over to wipe it and when I did THAT came out of it!!! That has been in her nose for 6+ months. It looks like the shell to some type of nut. I can't imagine having something like that in my nose for that long. Maybe her adenoids are fine!!!