Friday, June 27, 2008

Do you recognize this number?

1-800-222-1222

Yep, It is Poison Control and I made my first call ever on Wednesday afternoon. My 13-month-old was playing in the kitchen as I was trying to be the good wife and have dinner on the table when my sweet husband came home from work. (Do not be impressed. I can probably count on one hand the number of times that this has actually occurred in our 8 years of marriage!) But I had not cooked in a couple of days and was trying to be domesticated. We have cabinet locks on all our cabinets but our little plunderer can always reach beyond the locks and pull out a prize.

This particular one was the Murphy's Oil Soap (Andi, pretend you didn't read that :)...our hardwood floors are pre-finished and I am going to try the stuff you recommended as soon as I make it to BB&B). Anyway, I saw her holding it and I had raw chicken all over me (I am a FREAK about raw meat touching anything in my kitchen) so I thought I would wash my hands really well and then retrieve the soap. Let me remind you that she was RIGHT THERE THE WHOLE TIME TWO FEET AWAY FROM ME!!!


After I washed my hands, I bent down to get the soap and saw a mother's nightmare. A puddle of it on the floor. Which meant she had opened it and gotten it out. It's the kind of top that pops up...definitely not childproof! I scooped her up and put my nose to her mouth and she smelled like a soap factory!!! Surprisingly calm (for those of you who know me, I am sooooo Type A that nothing is calm....I am really proud of myself at this point) I picked up the phone and dialed the number for Poison Control, which we have had posted on the side of our fridge since AC was little. They were calm also and said it was basically an irritant and might irritate her skin and/or mouth but she would be OK. I am not really sure she even swallowed any of it because to do that, she would have had to turn the bottle up. She can't even do that really well with her cup yet!

I was fine until they asked for her name, age, my name, our phone number, and zip code, and as I provided all this info, my voice started to crack and I thought, "Are they about to call DHR?" Thankfully, no one from social services came to visit and they even called an hour later to check on her...WHEW...what a day!!!




And this is what I found in her crib after her afternoon nap. She had made such a MESS at lunch that I took her outfit off and put her to bed in a diaper only. What was I thinking???


7 comments:

Christy said...

I'm so glad she is okay. I bet this happens to a lot of people so don't feel bad. I am very glad that I did not have to call poison control for myself yesterday! By the way, I am feeling much better and learned my lesson. Have a great weekend. I'm off to Phenix City!

Lydia said...

I am so glad she is ok! Bless your heart! I would have been so scared and panicked. I am glad you posted that number becuase I did not know it. I will now post it on the fridge asap! Thanks!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness! I guess I need to post that number ASAP...you never know what little ones will get into. You were very calm. The nap pictures are so cute...she is a smart one! :)

andi said...

My dear you are not alone. I had to call P.C. b/c Luke at rust off of a grill. I am with you about the raw meat. At least she won't have e-coli. :) So thankful that she is unharmed! I know that was scary. Have a great weekend.

andi said...

Whoops. Meant to type Luke ATE rust, not at rust off a grill. :0)

Heather H said...

yup, our A.C.'s are the same person.

had to call PC after AC got into the medicine cabinet and ate 4 Singulair in the spring.

And, she's 4 years old ...so, just get ready. It's probably going to happen again.

Have a great Sunday!
xo
HH

andi said...

I forgot to tell you that I have Poison Control programmed into my cell phone. :)