Tuesday, May 22, 2007

He'll Eat That, but Refuses to Eat a Meal......

Ah....sorry about the rant yesterday. Lack of sleep does not make me a jolly person. I do appreciate the support and suggestions. It's nice to have an internet shoulder to cry on.



I didn't get any sleep last night either but for an entirely different reason.



We spent the night in the emergency room.



Don't believe it when a bottle says it has a child proof cap.



Sometime after the nightly bathtime ritual, Adam climbed onto a high shelf and retrieved my bottle of prenatal vitamins and apparently thinking they were candy and delicious had a few. He did that all in the amount of time it took my husband to take a leak, two minutes tops. We didn't know how many he had, or if he even actually swallowed any, but his breath had that rank vitamin smell so we called the pediatrician and she sent us downtown to the "best" children's hospital. This was at 8:30. We were cleared to leave at 3:30 after x-rays showing no iron mass, a four hour wait for an iron level blood draw, and being stored in a tiny room with a baby they thought had meningitis. Yes, my newborn infant shared air with a possible meningitis patient. You know I flipped out about that. I looked around and we were the only family sharing a room.....sharing a room with a kid who could be deathly, contagiously ill......why? I would have gladly waited longer to have avoided that scenario. I just hope at this point that baby got an unnecessary spinal tap and has a benign virus, but there's no way for me to know since we were discharged before they received their results. I am going to be a basket case for the next few days...hypochondria galore.



Anyway, Adam's iron level was 278 when it should have been 50-60. He probably got at least four of those tablets before we caught him. If his level had been 350 or higher he would have been admitted and given a charcoal treatment and social services would have been called. Needless to say the husband cleared our home of all medications, some hit the trash and the necessities are in a locked closet in a locked room and he will be pretty much tethered to one of us at all times.



Oh, the joys of living with a two year old!








8 comments:

ChupieandJ'smama said...

That boy is going to give you fits for a long time, I'm afraid. What could he possibley get into next? I'm afraid to think about it. Thank God he's ok, and hopefully if they really thought the other kid had meningitis they wouldn't have put you in there (what were they thinking?). He is adorable, but good luck Andria. I think you're going to need it with this one.

Lynsey said...

Boy he is a curious one, isn't he?! Glad to hear that he's okay though! He reminds me of my brother when he was little, always getting his hands on things and spent a good handful of nights in the ER eating the charcoal. My oh my, motherhood is looking better and better to me every day!

OneHungMan said...

Sounds like a very normal little boy to OneHung. YoungHung would rather eat powder and mulch from outside than a perfectly grilled hamburger.

Amie said...

Never a dull moment huh?

Colleen said...

So scary. I don't look forward to the time when something like this happens with Zoe. I'm sure it will be something!

Melody said...

Having lived through several stages with 4 boys, and still going strong, just know you have my deepest sympathies. :) Glad to know he didn't swallow more.

Dana said...

((Andria)) It sounds to me like you have a real Dennis the Menace! I have one of those too! Tanner STILL does stuff like this. As frustrating as it is now, these are the cute stories you will tell quite often when Adam is older. He's such a doll! I think God makes the stinkers extra cute....it's their saving grace! LOL

Sara said...

Ugh, this is SOOO something my middle one would do! Glad he was ok!!!