After three years of severe sinus problems, a doctor finally discovered the source of 6-year-old Isaak Lasson’s medical issues; the youngster from Salt Lake City, Utah had inserted a Lego piece into his nose three years earlier and it became lodged in his sinuses. It appears that Issak had a habit of inserting strange objects in his nose when he was a toddler. According to KTLA-TV, he told his doctor, “I put some spaghetti up there, but that was a long time ago.”
Craig Lasson, the young man’s father, first noticed that his son was having health problems about three years ago when he observed the boy having difficulty breathing while he slept. Craig said, “I felt so bad. Isaak was sleeping with his mouth open, trying to breathe.”
Issak was taken to several doctors over the last three years, and the boy was given prescriptions for various antibiotics. Nothing seemed to help relieve Issak’s symptoms until last week when a new doctor noticed a ball of fungus located in the boy’s sinuses. After removing the object, it was discovered to contain a Lego tire. It is speculated that Issak probably folded the piece in half to insert in his nose and it became stuck when it opened inside of his sinus. “We think he bent it in half — it’s pretty flexible — and that it opened up once it got into his sinuses,” Isaak’s father told reporters.
The youngster is feeling better now and although everything is finally back to normal, the boy’s father is wondering if he is guilty of bad parenting. What’s your opinion? Knowing the mischief that young kids are capable of getting into, can we really blame the father or should we wonder why it took doctors three years to properly diagnose the problem?