Just as an update, and a thank you for prayers...
Friederich is still doing great, and never had any bad effects from his injury. I looked at his throat today, and it seems much better. There are no more sore looking red areas, and the hole seems to be healing well. I've always been scared of this happening, and try to make sure the boys don't run around with anything in their mouths, but you sure can't avoid everything. I'm just so thankful for our Creator/Sustainer Who keeps us each day in His hand!
How it happened: Friederich was holding my wooden handled woolly duster, and was putting some big wooden beads on the handle. He loves putting things in holes or stringing things together. He is the one who figured out the duster was perfect for sliding his big beads onto. Anyway, I was making breakfast, and he was playing quietly by the couch, when I heard an irritable cry that quickly turned to a panic cry. The first thing I did was to see where my 3yr old son was, but he was with me in the kitchen. Otherwise it would normally be him that did something to the little guy.
I have no idea how it happened, because he wasn't running around, but it was obvious that the handle had gone into the back of his throat. And that's how quick it went. Now, if we can just go a few days without anymore disasters... But with two boys, I doubt it!