WICHITA — Wichita police say a 2-year-old boy hospitalized after a small octopus became wedged in this throat is improving.
Police Lt. James Espinoza said Thursday the boy has been upgraded to good condition and doesn’t show signs of long-term injury caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain.
The boy has been hospitalized since Tuesday night. That’s when the child’s 21-year-old mother returned home from work and found her boyfriend performing CPR on her son.
Espinoza says the couple took the boy to the hospital, where doctors found and removed the dead octopus, which had a head about 2 inches in diameter, from the boy’s throat.
Police said the octopus was likely to be used for sushi.
The 36-year-old boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of child abuse.