Just thought we'd give you a peek at our 7 Hour ER Adventure this afternoon....
It all started during my afternoon round of Spring Cleaning....
I found a bottle of Floor Cleaner that someone had mistakenly put away in the Upstairs Cleaning Closet. (It belongs in the Main Floor Cleaning Closet because I use it on the Hardwood Floor of our Front Entry.) I set it in a basket of things I was collecting at the top of the stairs and planning to put away on my next trip downstairs..
A half an hour later
(after my casual, obligatory phone call to Poison Control ended with an urgent warning),
we were met at the doors of the ER and quickly escorted to the front of the triage line..
Daynen was given an IV (the WORST part of the whole thing!) and a 9 ounce bottle of charcoal to drink. Thick, black, disgusting CHARCOAL!
Of course, he did not like it at all, but we were told the alternative was an intibation(?) tube straight to his stomach, so I had to beg and force him to drink it.
(This smile is only because Kaden is a great photographer and can be a really funny distraction.)
Fast forward several LONG, EXHAUSTING, HOURS full of blood tests and toxicity reports...
(Peek-a-boo around the corner of the Hospital Bed only lasted so long...
And then he was ready to get OUT of there!)
Sure, he flirted at the Nurses and smiled at the Doctors...
(so proud to finally get that DANG bracelet off!)...
even smiled for his Chest X-Ray... which he thought it was a camera...
(Hee Hee! I guess I have him well-trained!)
but let me assure you, this busy, curious boy was NOT happy to be cooped up, bored, un-napped, un-fed, poked and prodded...
I couldn't blame him! After a few hours, I started feeling a little irrational myself!
(Thanks to my dear and FAB-u-lous friend, Cheryl, who brought us reinforcements in the form of a sandwich and some warm milk for a bottle! Sooo appreciated! We were both starving!).
ALWAYS keep your cleaning solutions up HIGH out of reach...
(really, every single second!)
Trust us, the anecdote is NO FUN!