Thursday, June 3, 2010
Happy Birthday, sweet Scooter boy!
This same boy gave us quite a scare last night. He is fine, let me say first thing, but it was feared that he had eaten a moth ball (spread around the tires of the fifth wheel camper to ward off critters). Jason called the poison control center (very helpful folks!), who recommended that Amy whisk Scooter to the ER while Jason did a water/salt test to first determine which type of moth ball it was (who knew there were two kinds?). This was the bad kind. The poison control guy alerted our ER of the situation ahead of Amy’s arrival, so they were ready. Scooter had to drink some charcoal that would attract any bad elements to either throw up or land in his diaper, and land it did. And will continue today.
I stayed with Doodlebug during all this, until the kids were safely back home just prior to the midnight strike signaling Scooter’s second birthday.
Man, we can do without this much excitement! And this is the very same boy who won’t eat yogurt with bits of fruit in it! We think he just SMELLED the nasty little moth ball, but obviously we could not take a chance that he had ingested anything bad. Amy will have fun scrapping about this adventure!
Monkey Macey still holds the family record for causing TWO calls to the poison control center in ONE day, when she was also about two years old.
Our family is far from dull!
Posted by Traveling Bells at 10:21 AM