Just a reminder that if you or another one of your kids takes meds to make sure they are out of reach AT ALL TIMES even if your younger kids hasn't ever messed with them.
Yesterday was a beautiful day and I was getting ready to take my boys (7 & 3) to the park for some fun in the amazing weather. I had my little guy all done and ready to go and got started on my 7 year old. He is special needs and on a crapton of meds that I keep locked away and I fill up a weekly pill box that has 4 slots in it. The individual days pop out so you don't have to take the entire box so I had filled up what was needed and didn't immeadieatly put it in my purse, instead I stupidly left it with some other things I was going to be taking with me on the counter.
After I got my 7 y/o's hair brushed, we walked into the living room. I expected to find my 3 y/o on the ipad like he usually does any chance he gets but instead, I found him holding the pill daily slot! I glanced at it and noticed the risperdone was gone. And looked in this mouth and he had already chewed it up. I freaked out and stuck my finger down his throat to try to get him to throw it up, but I only got a little. I called poison control and he told me to take him to the er since it was over 1 mg (it was 3 mg).
I called my parents to see if they wanted to take my oldest while I tended to my youngest and they rushed over to the er. When we got there, he was already acting "drunk" and was getting really sleepy. We didn't wait long and got back into a room and they got him started on some charcoal mixed with chocolate milk (in which he drank like a champ!).
My poor guy was SOOOOO sleepy and didn't want me to leave his side. He was pitiful :(
and I felt horrible.
Well, he slept for a few hours, but any movement he made sent his little heart rate shooting to rates up to 170-180. It was scary and we had to stay even longer after the pill wore off to make sure his heart would settle down.
Finnally, after being there almost 8 hours, we were able to go home. H slept with me and despite sleeping most of the day, he slept all night also.
Now, thankfully, he is back to his rowdy self and I couldn't be happier. I gave him extra loves and kisses and asked him if he was ever going to touch brothers pills and he said "noooooooo", lol.
Well, I have learned a lesson and will take extra care with locking up and when we leave I will be keeping the meds on me instead of putting it somewhere where he even MIGHT be able to get to. Don't want this to happen again. It was scary.