Red-faced mom opens up about embarrassing blunder.
A young British mom has opened up about an embarrassing sticky situation — one that left her racing her baby to the ER, thinking he had a huge hole in his mouth.
Mom of three Becky Stiles, 24, told the Sun of her horror at seeing the large dark red “hole” in the roof of 10-month-old son Harvey’s mouth as she changed his diaper at home in Essex.
“I tried to touch it but he just screamed at me, so I made his dad rush over and see it,” Stiles recalled, saying it left her “shaking, sweating and holding back the tears.”
“We put a torch [flashlight] on it and his dad said, ‘What the hell is that?’” she recalled.
Her mother suggested they rush Harvey straight to a hospital, so they dropped their two eldest children off with their grandparents before driving 30 minutes to the nearest ER.
At the hospital, staff initially appeared ready to race Harvey to a specialist — until a nurse shone her pen flashlight into the tot’s mouth.
“After about 30 seconds of looking, she said, ‘That’s a sticker,’” recalled the mom, who initially contested the diagnosis and insisted it was a hole.