I feel like I'm reading Parents magazine and I just read a story about someone's kid who drank something that he wasn't supposed to and they had to call Poison Control and rush him to the hospital...oh wait! That happened today!
Somehow when we threw the jack-o-lanterns out the oil candle didn't get thrown out and Thad found Nathan sucking on it this morning. He called the doctor (per the directions on the candle), then poison control center, and then rushed him to the hospital. Ed came over to watch Sammy until my mom could arrive and as soon as I got the message at school my friend's took turns covering my classes and I headed to the hospital (yes, I have GREAT friends at my school).
It didn't burn his throat on the way down but they weren't sure how much he'd had or if it had gotten into his lungs. It contains petroleum and the big worry with that is that it gets in the lungs and can cause pneumonia. He was coughing and lethargic when he got there but then he rested and woke up happy and healthy! They kept him for 6 hours for observation (the magic number of hours before the pneumonia is supposed to show up), took chest x-rays (that was fun to try to keep him still) and then sent us on our way!
Phew. Note to self (and other busy moms out there) check daily for things that could be dangerous to kids even if they don't look like candy or something that they would normally grab and chew/suck on! I'm grateful that he's okay. We feel very blessed that it wasn't more serious!
p.s. Here is a cute photo of him at the hospital! Everyone loved him and kept coming by his spot and playing peek-a-boo with him. This was taken right after he woke up and was feeling much better!
~:[CH6 - Day 322]:~ Giving Thanks
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