Friday, October 12, 2007

my first call to poison control

So last night, I'm getting ready to go to church (we're in the middle of a totally awesome lecture series by a geologist, showing how the fossils and whatnot not only prove a young earth and creation, but at the same time they disprove evolution), and Lydia is on the floor close to me, crawling around. She crawls over to the wall, and in the crack between the carpet and the wall she finds something and puts it in her mouth. I didn't think a whole lot of it, thinking it was probably a piece of fuzz or something. But even so, I got down right away to fish it out of her mouth.

I felt whatever it was in there, and then I HEARD it go "squiiiissssshhhh" as she bit down on it. I was confused. I fished again and finally got it out. It was a capsule of some sort, looked exactly like a Vitamin E. Whatever it was was from prior tenants because we don't have any Vitamin E. My ibuprofens were soft tablets also, so I checked those, but those were green instead of amber. I didn't know if the Vitamin E would be toxic to her, or if it was even Vitamin E at all, so I called Poison Control. They said to watch her for any strange reactions and that they'd call back in an hour to check on her, and that if it was a medication or some sort that would produce a reaction, it would happen within 6 hours.

So I watched her the rest of the evening and she acted and looked perfectly normal. Went to bed at her usual time, woke up in the middle of the night at her usual time, was fine this morning. And we're out of the danger zone now, so it's back to normal I suppose. :)

6 comments:

Kevin, Margaret, and Caroline said...

Congrats for making it through : ) Don't you wish we could have a warning signal programmed so you'd know when they were about to do something dangerous? Caroline is into climbing on things and it is so nerve wracking when she falls.

jdavidb said...

Ask us about our first poison control call in person some time.

And our first few emergency room visits. :)

Belinda said...

Wow I bet that was scary, not knowing what it was! We can't stop everything and I guess these things happen. Still, it's partly why I am obsessed with vacuuming my floors constatnly! LOL

Glad L is ok!!

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My Boaz's Ruth said...

So sorry you missed the lecture at church! That sounds good.

Andrea said...

Oh I didn't miss it... the call was quick and they called back on my cell phone minutes before the lecture started.