This is our beautiful daughter Camille.
She's friendly, sweet, busy, and curious!!
She's a good sleeper, eats enough to stay alive, and takes medicine well. .
Perhaps too well. Camille found Papa's heart medicine last night.
Did I also mention that she counts well too??
She advised Granny that she ate 2 of the pills. Granny went into orbit, because indeed,
some pills seemed to be missing.
She was immediately brought to me at the church where I was helping with the junior high youth group.
Jeremy calmly mentioned that they thought she had taken some pills.
Then he handed me the slip of paper with the name of the medicine and dosage on it.
I went into orbit and made an 80 mph trip to the hospital (something I haven't done since my last night on ER call last Jan--and certainly something I have NEVER done for my own kids!)
Thanks to the quick actions of my husband, poison control, our great nurse Megan, her trusty helper Becky (who actually took these pictures on her cell phone and emailed them to me--my perk for being part of our hospital family), and the doctor, we had Cami
sipping held down--swallowing nasty activated charcoal that was shot into her mouth from a syringe--all the while she was pleading to get down and crying "I'm done, I'm done." This was accomplished within 45 minutes of ingestion of the pills. Of all the medicines that she COULD have taken from papa, she chose the one that can stop the heart at high doses and drop the blood pressure dangerously. .or even fatally.
She didn't miss a beat though. .as soon as they let her up after the charcoal--she showed them all of her cheerleading cheers, complete with her "splits" jump and the one legged high knee jump.
Thank God. . .
Her blood pressures and pulse rates stayed normal and we only had to stay for a few hours-until the peak effect of any drug ingestion would have occurred.
I think that Granny lost a few years off her life last night. .and no doubt
some more of my hair turned gray. .
Alls well that ends well!! And we're looking forward to an enjoyable weekend at my sisters' with the cousins!