Sometimes when you don’t like the burgers that you get in the restaurants, you make yourself some at home.
This beautiful family was happy making burgers on the grill when things went horribly wrong.
Nadia and her 6-year-old son, Anthony, were grilling burgers at home. Anthony ate a burger his mother had prepared when he suddenly fell sick.
He was rushed to the ER immediately where his mother was told what made him sick. Nadia is now warning other parents so it will not happen to other families.
After he was taken to the local ER, doctors realized that Anthony had swallowed a sharp wire from the family’s metal grill brush. “It felt like a needle”, Anthony said to CBC.
The metal grill brush is widely used in homes to get rid of grease and food from BBQ grills.
“We knew something was wrong and he was in extreme pain because he was crying.From the time we had dinner to the time we had surgery, it was about 12 hours later, because our journey started at the local hospital, and then we were transported to SickKids,” Anthony’s mother, Nadia said.
“From the time we had dinner to the time we had surgery, it was about 12 hours later because our journey started at the local hospital, and we were transported to Sick Kids.”
First attempt to remove the grill wire out of Neo’s throat were didn’t work out as doctors did not have the right means.
However, when they got to the Children’s Hospital the experts removed it.
He was still in danger as Anthony had to be cured of bacterial infection of the wire bristle.
“Reportedly, the doctors had come across this kind of issue before. About a year ago, I had a patient who almost died from it. He had (eaten) a bristle from a grill brush and he was sick for two weeks,” CBC reported.
According to Mr. Dixon, a staff member from Barbecue World, it is important to buy a new brush the second it starts to wear out.
It is safer to buy grill brushes whose wires are fixed to a metal piece instead of a plastic or wooden plate as they are safer.
- Have the build-up burn off and in this way, you will clean the surface of the grill.
- Use an uncooked potato to clean the cooking surface.
- Taking aluminum foil to the surface to clean grime.
Nadia said that the reason why they made the story public was to warn other families about the dangers of BBQ brushes. She doesn’t want other families to go through the same thing.
“I hope to have these brushes removed from the shelves, have them banned,” Nadia stated in her post.
Nadia says that her son has a fear of eating anything made on the grill so they have been avoiding having BBQ. Please share this post, to help raise awareness.