A tiny button battery almost took our sweet son's life. A battery found in many household items and easily accessible inside almost every home. We were completely ignorant to the danger lurking so close to our small sons. This shiny bite-sized button battery, is as poisonous as putting drain cleaner in you Toddlers favorite sippy cup. With proper education, we could have avoided this terrible accident that has changed our lives forever. Please educate yourself along with your friends and loved ones about what could happen if your Toddler puts one of these "button batteries" into their mouth. Medically speaking our boy Emmett, shouldn't have lived through this deadly trauma. He is a walking Miracle. The ingestion of Button Batteries has become an epidemic among families across America. "Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 people of all ages swallow miniature disc or “button batteries", stated by the National Capital Poison Center.
Emmett, our 12 month old son, found and swallowed a button battery that had inadvertently fallen out of the remote control for our DVD player. The button battery caused two perforation's to his esophagus and trachea. He has undergone many reconstructive surgeries, a complete replacement of his esophagus, nine months in a Pediatric ICU, chronic lung damage and much more. Emmett has not been able to eat by mouth for over two years and requires a Trach to breath. Once a button battery is ingested, it will start burning the tissue with in 2 hours causing severe and even fatal damage.
Our Emmett has miraculously survived this HORRIFIC accident. We feel as his parents our mission is to create awareness of the extreme dangers of Button Batteries. They are so prevalent in our daily lives, they are found in: musical greeting cards, remote controls, digital scales, calculators, watches, hearing aides, thermometers and much, much more. To read Emmett's full story and see how he is doing now; click on Emmett's Survival Story.