Mother Loses Custody Of 2-Year-Old After Child Shoves Ecstasy Pill Up Nose

A French mother has lost custody of her two-year-old after an ecstasy pill became stuck in one of the child’s nostrils, The New York Post reported.

According to a French medical journal, a mother in Toulouse, France notified emergency services after her daughter had gotten ahold of a box above their fridge where she kept ecstasy pills, and stuck one of tablets up her nose. The mother attempted to remove the pill, but was only able take out part of it. She then rushed the child to hospital.

As the child began receiving medical care, medics noticed her becoming restless and agitated. Tests revealed that the toddler had a heart rate of 148 beats per minute, high blood pressure, and dilated pupils. After medication was given to the 2-year-old intravenously, her heart rate and blood pressure stabilized, and she was discharged from the hospital hours later.

The incident led to an investigation that later deemed the mother unfit to parent, and the toddler was taken out of her care. The child is now in the custody of her paternal grandmother.

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