News Filipina in Dubai, 6, swallows 11-high-powered magnetic beads

Filipina in Dubai, 6, swallows 11-high-powered magnetic beads


- Advertisment -

Doctors in Dubai have recently saved the life of the six-year-old Filipina who accidentally swallowed 11-high-powered magnetic beads and suffered from severe intestinal perforations that were life-threatening. 

Citing a Gulf News report, the girl, Althea Faye Barbacina, swallowed the beads a week ago while playing. It reported that surgeons conducted laparotomy to repair the perforations to extract the beads. 

Barbacina was brought to the Emergency Room of the Medeor Hospital, Dubai, on March 8 when she had severe vomiting with excruciating abdominal pain. Her body had lost a lot of water and she looked pale and dehydrated. 

“I was shocked to see some flashy substances in the scan. Her intestines were swollen and appeared obstructed, showing high-level infection, which was unusual. I quickly referred the child for a CT scan,” Dr. Jamuna Raghuraman, specialist pediatrician, said. 

The medical team found the presence of a metallic substance in the form of a string of beads in the CT scan. “However, the child apparently scared, did not confirm swallowing anything. But a few minutes later confessed the truth to her mother,” the doctor said. 

Dr. Raghuraman further explained that magnetic beads, when swallowed, tend to stick together, causing serious injuries, including holes, intestinal blockages, blood poisoning, and fatalities. 

Barbacina’s father, Elmer, thanked the doctors who have saved his daughter’s life. 

“We are relieved that our daughter is safe. When the doctors informed us that she had swallowed magnets, we were terrified,” he said. 

The Global Filipino Magazine is the only Filipino magazine in the UAE that prints on a monthly basis. Its goal is to champion the success of every global Filipino across the globe.

Latest news

Filipino Institute gears up for K-12 program; classes start on August 29

Filipino Institute, in partnership with Garden Angels Integrated School, Inc., is gearing up to offer the K-12...

Hijri New Year holiday for private sector workers will be on August 12

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has finally announced the Hirji New Year holiday for...

Heads up! Al Rashidiya and Al Jafiliya metro stations have new names

Heads up for Dubai Metro commuters!  Al Rashidiya and Al Jafiliya metro stations will...

Dubai-based cleaning service looking for admin staff

Dubai-based cleaning and sanitation company Saint Zita Cleaning Services is currently looking for an admin staff to...
- Advertisement -

Nas Daily in hot water for using Apo Whang-od as featured creator without permission

Facebook and YouTube superstar Nas Daily is in hot water for allegedly using Apo Whang-od, the last...

‘Revirginized’ movie streaming on Vivamax app on August 6

Pinainit. Pinakipot. Pinasikip. The Mother of all MILFs is here! Witness the one and...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you