We use the paper ones but this must have been going on for a while if they found a wad of them. I would of thought he hated them considering it's what my wife uses to clean his ears. Maybe that's why he was eating them to get rid of them. Anyway, wife spoke with the hospital this evening and he is improving but still not eating. His sodium levels were high so they're adjusting that and they did another ultrasound and it came out OK, thank God.