Psych Central

Go Back   Forums at Psych Central > >

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2015, 09:48 PM   #1
Anonymous37848 has no updates. Edit
Posts: n/a
Default Meds, baby and PICU :(

We went on vacation for a week, returned home at about 12:00 am, i woke up early, sat on the couch and took my medicines that are stored in a weekly am/pm arrangement. I left the home with my wife still sleeping and my 6 children awake watching a DVD and one on the computer. I got a phone message asking what was in my med box. I called and told my wife what meds I had in there and the baby, 19 months old had gotten into my medicines. She bit one in half (2.5 mg), had sucked on another hardcore MS med as we could see the discolaration on one and another she bit the tip off and there were tiny medication cylinder type medication bits all over the floor. One son took her to my wife and she rushed her to our family doctor and when she got here she started walking around like a drunk person and could hardly stand up. We rushed to the ER, she was fed charcoal and intubated before being helicoptered to the next big city with a pediatric ICU. She was put on monitors, an IV for fluids and oxygen in her nose. She was poked and prodded, could not get a catheter in and she thew up a lot of thick charcoal all over. I was terrified at what might happen. We called poison control and since the MS med is so new they new nothing of what it could do. I thought she could die, she might have seizures and the one she bit in half I knew we would have to allow her sleepiness wear off. In the is back home and healthy with some wearing from her intubation irritation. It was a very scary situation. I know put my medication in a pistol gun safe with fingerprint recognition so nobody can access them. I am sharing this as a warning to be diligent in keeping medications away from babies. I have learned my lesson and hope those reading learn from the potential danger I put my baby in. We had to meet with CPS before being released and they saw that we are great parents and that it was my fault...
  Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:

Old 04-17-2015, 03:06 PM   #2
Perpetually Pondering
Community Liaison Leader
Community Liaison
healingme4me's Avatar
healingme4me Needs a little reading lamp.
Member Since: Apr 2013
Location: New England
Posts: 45,240 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Meds, baby and PICU   :(

5 yr Member
6,407 hugs
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Meds, baby and PICU :(

Glad your baby survived and is healthy. What a scary, horrifying ordeal. It's an important message about precautions that are necessary with medication.

Sent from my LGMS323 using Tapatalk
healingme4me is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .
Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.


HomeAbout UsContact UsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseDisclaimer
Forums HomeCommunity GuidelinesHelp

Helplines and Lifelines