Friday, May 15, 2009

How I spent my Friday evening . . .


My mom and I went shopping today after work planning on hitting 2 of the Goodwill's here on 50% day. We were at the first one and we get and emergency call from work. One of our special needs kids was throwing a fit and we needed to get back there right away. So we rushed back across town, dealt with it and then headed to another Goodwill. After shopping we hit Zesto's Ice Cream for a cone.

I headed home with tired and hyper kids. I was trying to get Harrison to pick up his shoes and he jumped off the couch and inhaled a marble that was apparently in his mouth. It was actually a metal ball from a Magnetix set. He began choking and gasping. He was panicking and I ran him to the bathroom. As I was bending him over and giving him backblows he says, "Quit hitting me, I swallowed it". I called the pediatrician and he said we needed to go to the ER for an X-ray to determine where it "landed".

A hyper child at 10:00 a night on a Friday night is not fun for mommy! We went to X-ray and determined it was not in his lung or his esophagus. It was found in his stomach. We were ushered back to the ER room and I asked him how he thought it would come out. He said, "my mouth?" I said no, and asked what other places could something come out? I asked, "Ears?" "No!" (giggling) "Nose?" "No!" (more giggling) "So Harrison, where else do you think?" He began to think about it and a small smile came over his face, " . . .. my . . . butt?" (Lots of giggling!) "Yes darling" and then he said, "I'm gonna poop it out?"

Yes son, hopefully.

Dustin has been sick all day. He has only been sick a handful of times since we have had him and he has only yakked once in 8 years. Last night he was doubled over with stomach pain. This is odd since he rarely feels pain. I thought it was gas and gave him some alka-seltzer. At about 2:00 am he threw up a couple times. He had a field trip today and he really wanted to go. He woke up and said he felt fine. We sent him to school . . . 45 minutes later I was heading to the school to get him after throwing up in the bus before the field trip and causing 3 other students to hurl. That's my boy! He has been laying on the couch not moving all day. A little bit of 7up did not stay down this afternoon either.

It should be a fun day tomorrow. . .

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Geesh Sheri....what a fun way to spend Friday night...

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

You did the right thing- I have heard awful stories about those magnetix things being swallowed.
I am so highly impressed with Dustin. Going that long with out a puke, well, that's the stuff of dreams in my house. And to take out 3 other kids when he puked at school? Well, that's practically an olympic level skill!

A said...

Oh my goodness! So is this what caused the bowel obstruction? You know if they swallow two of those they can stick together in oppisate parts of the intestines and even create tears! :( I've heard awful stories about those!