Tuesday, January 15, 2008

In the ER AGAIN!!!

So Kaylen is becoming a pro at the ER thing. Last night about 7:15 Allen went out to get us some Taco Bell for dinner. (very healthy!)As soon as he left Kaylen found the Pedi Care Multi-cold formula (grape flavored) and drank it like it was a juice box. First of all, I have no idea how she got the child proof cap off! It was a new bottle ( I had only given it to her twice which accounts for 2 tsp). I immediately called poison control. They had me measure out how much was left in the container to see if we could figure out how much she consumed. I measured out 10.5 tsp. So now we are at 12.5 tsp and there was about a tsp or 1.5 tsp on the ground. That brings us to around 13.5 - 14 tsp accounted for which meant she consumed 10 tsp. Since 1 tsp is a dose, that is quite a bit! I was on the phone forever with poison control. That lady kept putting me on HOLD! Who does that to a person with a poisoned baby?!?!?!?! So naturally when she told me to hold for a third time I had to ask if she thought my baby's little life might be endangered. Then she freaked out on me too and I really think that is why we ended up in the hospital. We were right over the line of too much for her size. Anyway, she asked me how far I was from the hospital and I said 10 min. She said she would tell them I would be there in 10 min then. So I had to leave immediately.. Allen still gone (I thought taco bell was just down the street but apparaently it was in Mexico last night). OH, and did I mention that he left his phone at the house? Yeah, he did and I couldn't reach him. So I had to leave. I called Emily and (she is the greatest friend ever by the way) she came to my house to drive Allen to the hospital so we wouldnt have two cars there. He got home before she got there and was worried that no one was there and all the doors were left unlocked and called.. his dad! Anyway, since his dad was fine, he called us and I caught him up to speed. Kaylen and I walked in to the Peadiatric ER and they had me begin to sign in... wouldn't you know it, she puked all over the place! Her timing couldn't have been better. 1. I didn't have to clean it (there were nurses for that) and 2. we got right in! Oh, and i was freaking out by now because I dont do throw up so when the lady asked for me to give her the papers and to just tell her the info and she would write... i dropped them (all of them) right in the middle of the throw up!
Anyway, all was fine. When she threw up that kept them from having to pump her stomach or anything. They just had to monitor her for 4 hrs! So we finally got out of there around 11:30.

BTW... why are so many doctors big time nerds?!?!? (Minus your dad, Katherine ;)and anyone else with family or friends who are doctors that are normal) It is like they are so smart but can't have a normal conversation! I liked our doc but he told us about some super accurate clock in Boulder, CO that his wrist watch was linked to... and something about this is why we have planes on auto pilot and have planes that fly themselves in war to drop bombs... or something like that! WHO CARES?!?!?! IT'S 11:00 AND WE ARE TIRED! CAN WE NOT JUST GO HOME?... I THINK SHE WILL LIVE AT THIS POINT! Anyway, he informed me that i should wikipedia what he was talking about and do a little research on it because it really was interesting... riiiight.

We did have a fairly good time there (considering where we were and all). Kaylen called her Mamoo and Pahpaw (as she calles them) and talked to them FOREVER! She really was trying to tell them what all was going on... she would make gestures and every now and then you could tell that she was talking about the events (a word here and there made sense). It was really cute. She was the best little girl. I was so proud of her.



11 comments:

Ashley said...

DAWN! Ah! That is terrible! But, I am glad you are all right (and Kaylen, of course). I hate the ER, and I know a little kid would despise it! Kaylen looks so darn cute though in that tiny hospital gown. Let us know if you need anything!

Susan said...

My favorite part: your husband left his cell phone at home, and when he gets home he calls his dad and not you. Sounds very familiar. :)

Susie

Anonymous said...

I'm glad all is well at the Wilson household after an eventful night-I agree with Ashley Kaylin looks too cute in her little hospital gown!! Hope to see you soon!

Anonymous said...

That last comment was me-Katherine:)

Anonymous said...

Sounds very eventful. Allen, hope to talk with you soon. Boden

J. Entwistle said...

Hi Dawn,

sounds like a classic case of Murphy's Law. I'm glad everything turned out alright. I also wanted to say that doctors are awkward b/c med school socially cripples them. You live, eat, and breathe medicine...you forget how to interact with other people ;)

take care.

Shannon said...

Awww, Dawn, I just saw this -- I'm so sorry, that sounds like a terrible night! I'm SO glad that she was okay. But those pictures of her sad face are so adorable. :)

Beth said...

Hi. I found your website, specifically this post, from Shannon's blog. I just wanted to say that you're not alone in having a young child who gets herself into trouble. I have a soon-to-be two year old girl, and I've already had to place more than a few calls to Poison Control. From what you wrote, it seems like you handled the situation really well.

Anonymous said...

awww She looks pitiful in those pictures. poor thing! I'm glad it all worked out ok, though.

~Chenza

kyllie said...

Dawn--Wow! I think I would have freaked out and not known what to do! Glad all is well!

Sorry I haven't commented sooner, I am a bit of lurker most of the time, but I am trying to become more a commenter! Thanks for the comment on my blog, and I hope you don't mind I have your's linked.

Btw, we miss yall lots over here!

Jodi said...

Wow. I'm NOT looking forward to those days. Glad to see you still had your sense of humor amidst the trauma. ;) No doubt Allen learned the lesson VERY quickly that you call WIFE first... haha. :)