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post #41 of 158
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Originally Posted by Levatrice View Post
Geez, I think nannymom was just trying to be helpful... this seems snarky.
It was not intended to be snarky. It was intended to be helpful and to share accurate information
post #42 of 158
Thinking of you and your dd, hope all has turned out well and that you overcame your fears and managed to go, my Mum was in a similar situation with me once when my sister fed me my Dad's medication, we both had our stomach's pumped which was horrible (one of my first memories) but considering the doses we could have been severely ill/damaged thankfully all worked out well. Many hugs and thoughts to you.
post #43 of 158
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Originally Posted by Collinsky View Post
Yep. Which is why if you have Lingo or Vonage you have to register your location, so you get routed to the right place. When we first had to call PCC when we moved to NH, I ended up talking to a very nice man from the office in Beckley WV since Lingo still had that area as our area for 911 service.
That's really interesting. I never knew that.

Then the nice local lady I talked to said they don't call CPS, excepting the two scenarios I posted above. I don't know if it varies from region to region.
post #44 of 158
It would have been nice to be given the benifit of the doubt. I mentioned CPS (which may be acurate-after all hospitals, and dr's.aren't susposed call cps on you after a homebirth but it happens to lots of people) to help the mama who was having doubts about going to the er make an informed decision. Not to scare her.
post #45 of 158
Hoping things are gonna be fine and that you're at the ER already

Please let us know
post #46 of 158
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Originally Posted by nannymom View Post
It would have been nice to be given the benifit of the doubt. I mentioned CPS (which may be acurate-after all hospitals, and dr's.aren't susposed call cps on you after a homebirth but it happens to lots of people) to help the mama who was having doubts about going to the er make an informed decision. Not to scare her.
I suppose the problem with internet is that it's impossible to read tone. I wasn't making accusations. I just don't find throwing CPS into the mix to be helpful. If you'd like to discuss this further, feel free to PM me, as per the User Agreement.
post #47 of 158
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Originally Posted by nannymom View Post
If you called poison control and they said take her you must b/c they will follow up and call CPS.

I also agree with the other mamas here. I'm thinking of your little one. give us an update.
We have never gotten a referral from poison control.
post #48 of 158
Please stay close to the topic of the OP needing to take her dd to the ER or not, and don't get too far off on a CPS tangent .

And a reminder to take direct issues with other members to PM, as per the UA

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post #49 of 158
I hope your little one is ok.
post #50 of 158
Hope you're both doing ok
post #51 of 158
I've been thinking of you and your little one
post #52 of 158
OP, if by some chance you aren't there yet, GO TO THE ER. SSNRIs are NOTHING to mess around with.

And yeah, Poison Control almost never sends people to the ER. My dd ate Vicks Vaposteam out of the humidifier, later she took a bite out of DH's deodorant. The child of someone I know drank half a bottle of children's ibuprophen. In all of these cases the Poison Control was like, hey, no big deal.

IF THEY TELL YOU TO GO TO THE ER, YOU MOST DEFINITELY SHOULD. AND FAST.

I'm worried about your dd. Please update.
post #53 of 158
I hope your little one is safe and well.
post #54 of 158
Another worried poster here. I'd be much more concerned about what the drug would do to my child than what the doctors might do. I avoid using medicines unless necessary, as well, but there is most certainly a time and a place. I've never met a doctor who would perform any unnecessary test or procedure on a small child for funsies. Rest assured that if they don't feel as if anything is necessary, then they will send you right home. I truly hope you cannot read this because you are at the ER right now.
post #55 of 158
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I think you should take her to the ER. IME, poison control is not one to say to do it if it isn't necessary (says the mom of a baby who ate a zoloft once).
Yeah, they told me my toddler would be okay when she ate a vicodin (she was but she was extremely sleepy)... they don't usually suggest going to the ER unless you *need* to.
post #56 of 158
I hope your girl is OK!


I'm sure the situation has been taken care of so this is just general thoughts...

We really dislike MDs and western medicine, yet for emergencies we've taken DS twice to the children's hospital nearby. They have been lovely and kind. They focus on the emergency. They have, both times, questioned hubby and I separately, to make sure there's no abuse, but that is MORE than OK with me as I know that a child showing up once for a burn and once for a head injury could mean bad news. I am happy to answer their questions.

And for a possible poisoning, they would have ways of seeing if the child was poisoned, and would move on to next things if that were determined.


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Originally Posted by MidnightCommando View Post
DD got into some aleve and I didn't know how many she took. Poison control figured out she would have had to take 7 to be toxic but since it was a travel pack we know she couldn't have ingested more than 5.

ACK ACK ACK!

Naproxen sodium almost killed a friend of mine and caused serious, bad, negative symptoms in me.

It's on an aspirin base, the doctor told me, and since you aren't supposed to give little ones aspirin....

There aren't many people prone to Naproxen poisoning, which I was diagnosed with (I was taking only 1 more pill a day than I was supposed to...meaning 3 in a grown, overweight, adult woman in an entire DAY....my friend is much smaller than I am, and was taking them as prescribed by her fill-in doctor, who didn't know that she was not allowed to take Aleve), but those who are prone to it can die from it. And you don't know until you know, if you're prone to it.

IMO they failed you and your daughter, by not telling you to go to the ER for a possible FIVE Aleve pills in a child...
post #57 of 158
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Originally Posted by daniedb View Post
Another worried poster here. I'd be much more concerned about what the drug would do to my child than what the doctors might do. I avoid using medicines unless necessary, as well, but there is most certainly a time and a place. I've never met a doctor who would perform any unnecessary test or procedure on a small child for funsies. Rest assured that if they don't feel as if anything is necessary, then they will send you right home. I truly hope you cannot read this because you are at the ER right now.
:::

Seriously.

And please update us and let us know how your dd is, when you get home and get her into bed.
post #58 of 158
GO TO THE ER.

Hope she's doing ok.
post #59 of 158
I saw that you posted this on yahoo answers also, PLEASE update us to let us know if you took her to the ER.
post #60 of 158
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I say this with all gentleness, you need to take her to the ER. Poison control is the expert on poisoning. MDC is great for a lot of things, but I personally would not trust my child's well-being to bunch of online strangers. When my kid ate a zoloft, they said just watch him and he should be fine. If they're telling you to go to the ER, it's because you need to get her to the ER.

what she said!
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