He awakened Tuesday, shoveled snow for approximately one hourand then went inside to have a sip of water. However, the liquid would not return, and then he had to lean over to empty it out of his throat.
Gauthier also noted he was missing one of his 2 wireless earbuds, which he explained normally utilizes as he falls asleep.
Gauthier's son indicated that maybe his dad had consumed the earbud, which is just what an X-ray at a nearby emergency clinic demonstrated. The little plastic apparatus was lodged in his lower limb.
Gauthier stated he never undergone more than slight discomfort. He advised NBC Boston 10 he wished to share his expertise to warning others to not sleep with their cans.