911 wake up call
I got a real scare today. I went downstairs and I noticed the bottle of children's motrin sitting on the coffee table with a spoon. I saw that there was some missing since I gave it this morning to Faith ~ she has had a fever since last night, now I have one too. The interrogation began with my heart beating so fast it was in my throat. I was FREAKED needless to say. Trying to figure out how much was in it this morning and how much was missing and did both girls take it and how much and oh man...
flash backs to when our oldest got into a bottle of dynatab and we had to take her to the ER because we didn't know how much she had taken and her pupils were dilated. They gave her black coal stuff and she wouldn't drink it so Jason drank it first to show her it wasn't so bad.... real fantastic dad. I was 8 months pregnant with Emily and trying to keep myself calm.
After a few minutes and a phone call to dad, I found out that Hailey (5 1/2 years old) managed to open the child-proof cap and gave herself and Faith 2 capfuls each..... WHEW not enough to hurt them but enough to scare the pageebies out of me and hopefully into them too.
I tried to explain that taking medicine when you don't need it is dangerous and too much of any medicine can even kill you..... maybe extreme to say but I think that is a way too scarey situation. I don't know how much she understands but I hope they both were freaked out enough by mommy flipping out and crying that it breathed a ton of fear into them!!
I usually keep the medicine in a cabinet high up, I left it out this morning on the kitchen counter, not really thinking clearly.... blaming it on my own fever and barely functioning mode today. I just know that these things happen and it is your worst nightmare.......... something happening to your babies or those you love.......... accidents happen.......... I know you can't prevent all of them but the ones you can... oh man.... that would be a hard thing to forgive yourself for.