Last night we were at my grandmothers house, and the scariest thing ever happened with my oldest daughter. Let me start by saying I love my grandmother, she us the sweetest most kind woman in the world, and has always been wonderful with kids, but she is getting old and her mind is slipping. Last night we were sitting in the living room and my two year old was on the couch I was changing my youngest diaper, and when I looked up my two year old had a pill bottle. She had dumped them into the side table and was spitting one out of her mouth. It was so fast. Not even one minute did I have my eye off of her! I picked up the bottle and the medicine was for high blood pressure. I immediately took her to the emergency room fearing for my child's life because of barely a moment of looking away. When we got there they looked up the prescriptions and said that more than likely she hadn't swallowed any because of the amount that was left and the short amount of time I was looking away. They decided to let her drink liquid charcoal instead of pumping her stomach to make get throw up the contents of her stomach and said that for that particular medicine there is nothing that would fight against it and that the only way to know if anything would happen was ti wait an hour and monitor her heart rate. Ut was the longest scariest hour of my life,I will never forget it! Luckily she did not swallow any of the medicine. Thank god! But she spent one long night in the e.r. this is heart breaking because when it happened my grandmother had forgotten she even had that medicine. She didn't remember taking it, or sitting it on that table. I do not blame her for leaving it out, but it scares me because she has watched them.before. and alzheimers runs in our family. I almost lost my baby and I'm realizing I am probably about to start losing my grandmother as well. And for those of you who will say I should watch my kid more closely, you are probably right. I was lucky nothing happened to her, I am always with my.children, I don't work, I very rarely ask anyone to watch them. One moment of looking down to change a diaper and i could have lost my little girl.
on Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:17 PM