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Kansas baby who swallowed feather out of hospital

Updated at: 12/13/2012 12:06 PM
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(AP) HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The father of a baby who apparently swallowed a feather from a pillow says she is home from the hospital in Kansas and doing well.

The nearly 7-month-old girl, Mya Whittington, was hospitalized during the weekend while doctors tried to determine why her jaw swelled. Eventually, a doctor pulled a 2-inch feather out of her neck.

The girl’s father, Aaron Whittington, told the Hutchinson News (http://bit.ly/UFSP9M) on Wednesday that the baby was home from the hospital. Doctors decided not to treat an area on her neck that has a hard knot in it. They say the area will heal on its own.

The child has become something of a media star. Aaron Whittington says the family has received numerous requests for interviews to discuss his daughter’s unusual medical drama.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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