LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members and doctors knew something was wrong when 1-year-old Julian Wilson started vomiting blood, but they didn’t find out he had swallowed a small battery until after an autopsy was performed.
Julian died earlier this month of internal bleeding, with cuts to his esophagus and gastric irritation, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. He also had a collapsed lung.
The boy had swallowed a camera battery, the office said.
“Nobody knew, really, what it was,” Julian’s grandmother, Elena Derbyshire, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Paramedics were called to the boy’s house Oct. 18, but even doctors had trouble determining what was wrong.
“They didn’t know what it was in the X-ray,” Derbyshire told the newspaper.