Three-year-old Payton Bushnell was making a full a full recovery appearing unmindful of the fact she could have died from the 37 high-powered magnets she swallowed which doctors removed in frantic surgery at a hospital in Portland, the Mail said.
Payton's parents Kelli and Aaron Bushnell said little Payton mistook the silver Buckyball magnets for tiny toppings she often used to decorate cupcakes at home.
Sandy Nipper, a registered nurse from Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, said the magnets had snapped the girl’s intestines together ripping three holes in her intestine and one in her stomach.
According to a Canadian health information site, swallowing even just two magnets could prove fatal because they literally travel through the intestines until they link up creating blockage and slowly tear through intestinal walls.
Mrs. Bushnell said 'If we had any idea what those magnets could have done to our daughter's intestines I would have never had them in our house.'