Feathery Find


Emma Whittington, of Hutchinson, Kan., rushed her 7-month-old daughter to the ER in December when she developed a golf-ball-sized lump on her neck. Two days later, at a Wichita hospital, a doctor gently pulled a feather from the lump. He guessed it had been in the process of emerging from her throat. Doctors said the girl probably swallowed the feather by accident and it stuck in throat tissue; her body was trying to eject it through the skin.

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