Monday, June 22, 2009

Could ya spare some change, buddy?

I thought we were past the "It's Fun to Put Everything in Our Mouths" Stage and I let my guard down. Mini swallowed a penny on Friday. The look on his face was priceless, you could tell he didn't mean to do it. Then he totally freaked out - we always tell him not to put money in is his mouth because it will make him sick (of course, this isn't necessarily true, but geez, pennies are NASTY!). So, he immediately started telling me his stomach hurt and that he was sick.

Poor Kid.

We ended up going to the ER after the receptionist for the advice nurse told me it'd be quicker to call Poison Control (apparently you can call them for ANYTHING that's been ingested. Good to know.) and then Poison Control said to take him to the ER. We ended up getting an XRay to make sure it wasn't stuck in his esophagus.

It wasn't, so I spent the weekend monitoring the poo very closely. Never saw the penny, so the amazing and wonderful High Priestess of Children (aka, babysitter Laurie) will likely have the pleasure.

Other than that, the weekend was pretty great. We got a ton of yardwork done and Hubby started working on repairing the fence. He's basically rebuilding it from scratch and teaching himself as he goes. I'm pretty impressed. Makes me want to go out and buy him tons of power tools to see how much he's capable of. I'm starting to get ideas.


Schmoochiepoo said...

Yikes! Good thing it wasn't a Loonie or Twoonie!! {Crazy Canadian coins}

Good to know about poison control, I may need it for the dog. Do they do pets?

Something In The Glass said...

You know, that's a good question. My memory is somewhat fuzzy, but I vaguely remember one of the options being for pets. Could be wrong though.... ASPCA has Poison Control for the four legged family members, but they reserve the right to charge you.

Coco said...

If you have ANY questions regarding what is poisonous or not, just ask me.
We have Poison Control on speed dial. And what sucks is they ask you your name and kids name and your zip code. SO I am sure CPS will be taking my kids away any day.

Kally said...

No worries. When I was a toddler I ate enough pennies, nickels & dimes to fill a piggy bank and I am no worse for wear, although, I am sure my mom might have stroked out a few times from my choice of snacks. :)