It has not been thrown away. It is residing on the counter in its ziplock baggie home until Col finds a more permanent (and more airtight) residence for it. I know I probably shouldn't be concerned. After all, it was in our thermostat the entire time we've lived here. I can't help but think, however, that it's emitting noxious fumes that the baby will breathe in. It will then solidify in her veins, turning her into an X-men character of some sort.
I think I had a dream last night that the liquid metal globules reunited and became the bad guy on Terminator 2. Scary.