Laundry detergent...poison control...HELP. *UPDATE*
I just had the follow up call with poison control. They said since he hasn't thrown up in a few hours (especially after eating and drinking) and has been able to keep things down without a problem, he's in the clear. Thanks for all your help ladies!
My son bit through one of the laundry detergent packs and got about 1/3 of the liquid in his mouth (he didn't eat the packet itself). He vomitted a MASSIVE amount within 5 minutes, then seemed fine. I bathed him and gave him some water, and as soon as he took the bottle, he started gagging and threw up like...saliva. I called poison control (the nurse line at his ped was closed) and she said his throat is most likely irritated and to watch him for the next two hours and if he can't keep liquids down or is still vomitting after 2 hours, take him to the ER. She also said to watch for respiratory symptoms like a cough because they worry about them getting vomit in their lungs.
A few minutes ago he started with the throwing up saliva again (which she said would probably happen again)...and he keeps coughing. But he had a little bit of a cough before all this happened...and I know when I get sick, it always makes me cough a lot.
He's acting perfectly fine otherwise. He's up playing...he's not lethargic, etc. I would just take him to the ER, but I worry about doing that because the children's ER here is so small and I'd be worried about him picking up the flu with as bad as it's been going around.
Has anyone else had this happen?!