Guess who landed himself in the ER?
Here’s the story in as few words as possible while being coherent. Daniel received a really fun liquid-filled ball at Christmas which he bit into the following day. Great. I scoured the package for warnings (only a choking warning) and tried to call the company (closed for Christmas) so we decided just to be observant and wait. Fast-forward about 8 hours. Daniel’s been acting and eating fine. In the middle of the night, Daniel wakes me up calling for me. Hmm. 5 am: Daniel starts throwing up. That’s the warning bell. 7 am: we are checking into the ER at Pitt Memorial. I tell this story several times and produce the ball (in a baggie) from our bag along with the company’s information. Daniel gets all hooked up to an oxygen monitor and blood pressure cuff (he didn’t appreciate this at all), given a dose of Zofran, and falls fast asleep. Five hours later, they inform us that the contents were non-toxic and that he just happened to have a nasty virus that caused him to start vomiting. WHEW! I never knew I could be so thankful for a nasty virus that causes vomiting! He’s still miserably sick BUT that’s all. Praise the Lord!
Between his nap and checking out of the hospital, he colored in the activity/sticker book that his Sunday School teacher Mrs. Janet gave him for Christmas, and I sat beside him coloring or reading Better Homes and Gardens (depending on the moment). A mom/teacher likes to be prepared 🙂