A MUM rushed her toddler daughter to hospital fearing she had swallowed an Apple AirPod — only for a nurse to find it in her pyjama pocket.
Chloe Saunders panicked when the earphone went missing after Zara, two, was playing with it.
A tracker app seemed to indicate the 1.5in wireless AirPod was inside Zara.
Personal assistant Chloe, 22, rang an out-of-hours doctor and then raced Zara to A&E.
But as a nurse checked Zara’s chest for abnormalities she felt a bump and pulled the AirPod from the chest pocket on the girl’s pyjamas.
Chloe said: “We both just burst out laughing. I thought we’d checked that pocket. I apologised for wasting her time and just wanted to curl up and die. I went bright red. I never want to use AirPods again. I might have to buy some wired ones.”
Chloe, of Wrexham, told how she earlier frantically hunted for the missing earphone with bricklayer partner Oliver Jones, 22.
She said: “I downloaded this tracker app and the number gets closer to 100 the closer you are. As soon as I put it to Zara’s chest it said 100 per cent. We moved her around and took the bedding off and it still said 100 on her.
“I was shaking like a leaf and crying my eyes out. When you’re in panic mode you just don’t think straight. We genuinely thought there was an AirPod inside her and it could have exploded.”
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Monday’s scare was recorded in Zara’s notes at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Chloe later told of her embarrassment on Twitter. Nurse Evelyn Robertson said: “This has made my day!
“Thank you for putting a smile on a very tired nurse’s face!”
Another tweeted: “I needed this giggle during this awful week. I’ve seen plenty of loved ones panic over something that usually has a simple explanation. You did exactly the right thing. Better to be safe than sorry.”
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