In our society, parents are constantly concerned about keeping their children healthy. A mom discovered an unusually large black spot on her baby’s roof of the mouth and she immediately became concerned. Darian Depreta, from the United States, noticed the huge circular mark on her daughter Bella while playing with her. She tried to wipe it off but then took her to the doctor to find out what it was.
The GP who examined Bella, however, could not find a cause for the mark and assumed it might be just a birthmark, leading Darian to take Bella to the doctor. Darian said, “I’m now being told that my daughter will be set up with 2 specialists.”. The GP decided to take a second look at the medical mystery after insisting it wasn’t a birthmark.
“I point out it looks a little white on the side and she really gets in there trying to scrape it,” Darian stated. It was then that the spot was revealed to be a piece of cardboard. Bella’s mother was relieved but still embarrassed after being told by the doctors that Bella chewed off a piece of cardboard and it stuck to her mouth. In her social media post, Darian said, “I can never show my face in that office again. I cried/laughed for a solid 5 minutes straight.” She spoke of the mixing of emotions she experienced during the unusual event.
Darian added, “The laugh was the storm of it all. And I don’t let my baby chew on cardboard. She’s teething, and tries to chew on everything. “Then Darian explained, “She happened to find a box while I was loading the dishwasher, which I would take off immediately. I hadn’t realized there was a piece stuck, so I immediately checked her mouth for small pieces.”
Any parent knows the dangers of teething children, regardless of how well they may monitor them. It sounds like Darian did her best like any other parent. Hopefully, little Bella won’t find any more cardboard boxes.