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.

Comments

Renee said…
Yikes! That was a scare. I always have that fear about medicine too. I guess sometimes it's not child-proofed enough.
Patti said…
Well, I know from first hand experience that even up to 600mg of Ibuprofen(Motrin) won't kill your child or even make them sick. NOT that I am in any way advocating this, but my son ate 3 Advil when he was about 18 months. I had 3 tablets in my wallet and somehow he got a hold of it and unzipped the change purse and ate them. I freaked did the whole ER thing. My doc was on call and laughed at me said that it wouldn't do anything. I even asked if he would sleep a little extra or something - NOPE, nothing. Just don't let it happen again. Thanks, Doc! Major scarey, though! You coulda called me, I could have given you some peace of mind. I guarantee you that anything that your kids might try J has already done. Little bugger, but I love him. Well, that could have been a post on my own blog what am I doing posting in your comments section. Sorry 'bout that. Love ya, Sorry you're feeling crappy - that sucks! Get better soon.
Lala's world said…
hey Patti I love your comments!! thanks and ya I just kind of went into a bit of a panick, all better now.....still feeling sick which sucks because in-laws are taking us out for a seafood buffet at Newlands tonight!!! crap and I feel sick!
Suz said…
Big Hugs, How scary for you. I never trust those bottle caps, you just never know.

I hope you and your kids feel better soon.

Hugs Suz
mommyof4 said…
Yes, very very scary. Julia took two vitiams once and I kept a good eye on her all day. The iron in them I read later was not that much and that is what they can overdose on in vitiams. I reemed my son out for leaving his on the table when he went to close the jar, that is how she got two,he gave her one then she stold his off the table! I give them out now!I am glad your kids are ok and I hope you are all well soon. hugs
momyblogR said…
WOW! You have a strong little girl there. Yeah, that sorta thing would throw anyone into "freak out" mode. Glad it all turned out ok.
JeepGirl said…
Wow - I'm glad that all is well. That is a scare for a mom. Well for a dad too but I have to be partial to the mom's out there since I'm one.
I try to keep all our med's up high too. Kids are smarter than we give them credit for and if they want to get something they do, no matter how safe you try to be.
I'm glad all worked out. Don't be so hard on yourself, you sound like a great mom and mommyhood is just a bunch of up and downs we have to handle.

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