Saturday, December 13, 2008

~Poison Control...Is Your Friend~

I know, 2 posts in one day! I must be A.) bored out of my mind or B.) have a ton going on....Hummm...you be the judge...

I thought I had posted before about poison control...but can't seem to find it..wait..wait..had a thought..yep here is a blog from Jan. 13, 2007..it was on my myspace blog...

This "almost 2 year old" is going to be the death of me! She has been sick, so I kept her out of school from Wed. afternoon through Friday, so 2 1/2 days of just me and her! Kenny had an away ballgame on Thursday, so that made for a really long day! The 1st day was okay, b/c she didn't feel well, so we pretty much had a peaceful day of just lounging...well, believe me, she has came alive!!! She learned a new trick at the playground today from some strange little kid who decided he was going to be Brylee's boss..by telling her "NO NO" pointing his finger while doing it...when we got home this afternoon, she thought she would give it a whirl,,her whirl, needless to say, ended up in time-out in a chair! She is amazing...about 2 months ago, I had to call poison control b/c she had chewed a hole through a hydrocortizone tube..has anyone ever called them??? Well, they take your name, address, number and child's name and bday..tell you all is fine, and call back to check on you later...but the whole "record of my call" scares the heck out of me...b/c what if I needed them again? Now, I am the bad mother who can't keep track of her child's dietary intake! So, anyway, all in these 3 days, brylee has dumped a whole box of cheerios out, climbed up on the dining room table and attempted to swing from the chandelier (sp), dumped every single toy out she owns, unfolded clothes I folded, will not eat anything but JUNK, still sleeps with us (which is really our fault), and to top it off..here's the best part: While she was quietly in her room, I had let her have an old purse to play with...and she managed to find one of those "Silica Gel...DO NOT EAT" packets..and you guessed it...she was chomping away like it was candy! I immediately panicked, and went to the Internet first before I dialed that dreaded 1-800- YOU-R-A-BAD-PARENT...poison control number...and everything I found said it is just highly baked sand..and the reason it says that is b/c of the choking hazard...so I took a breath and reminded kenny that we need to watch her better. But, she is so dang fast and into EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope we are hitting the terrible 2's early and will leave them just as quickly!

Ok..fast forward to today..that was 2 calls I have had to make..and tonight made 3...yes, people I had to call my sweet little lady and ask about medicine overdose..b/c stupid me gave her motrin for her fever at 3 and again at 7..and if you read it, the bottle clearly says every 6-8 hours..but she informed me ever so sweetly, that you actually could take it every 4 hours..it could just be harsh on the stomach is why they tell you 6 hours. She was so sweet and I am sure she will call me back soon!

Seriously people, do you think my name and number has an asterisk by it??? Something that means next time she calls, turn her in? Anyways..glad to know I didn't overdose her..and if you read all of the calls..it's when Kenny isn't here..at a ballgame..so I think he needs to quit, and be the "Mom" in our lives! I am stinkin at it!

4 comments:

Miranda said...

I have called twice once for the same Silica packet and once for some cleaning stuff I used while pregnant and I got dizzy. I do love that they call you back to make sure you are ok and to make you feel even more stupid for calling in the 1st place.

Angela said...

Yes! Take my word for it...THEY KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!

Just like 911 knew who I was when S was little...she called them on a regular basis...they even sent the police to the house to check on us one day! And I even told them that I was going to cut the fingers off the ends of her hands to keep her from calling them! Then when I hung up the phone - I remembered that THOSE CALLS ARE RECORDED!!!! H-E-L-L-O!!!

She will grow out of it soon...maybe! LOL!

Love to you all!

bstyles said...

We have also had to call twice....once for a spilled bottle of Triaminic that we were not sure if Lauren ingested. The other time for Lauren getting into a bottle of rolaids. They understand...I hope. Things happen. It doesn't make us negligent parents...or does it!? Just kidding. Your're not alone!!

~*Lisa*~ said...

OH MY WORD! I have laughed and laughed and laughed over these two stories. They are by no means funny in the moment. How you tell the story later is what's so blame funny. I have not ever had the privilege of calling them. I always called my pediatrician and had to spend 30.00 for an after hours phone call. I do not know why i don't call them. :) The part about your little lady and the asterisk by your name bahahah Sorry I can't stop laughing. Great post! Just makes me feel like I am a normal Momma!