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Sunday, July 21, 2013

You know what I sometimes forget when in a rush to get to the emergency room?

My camera.

Luckily I got an iphone last weekend, so my emergency room pictures will be better than they were when That Boy O Mine busted his head open and we could see his brains. (Don't look unless you don't mind seeing skull).

I'm so excited about having a camera on my phone that when it rings, I'm surprised. Because I forgot it was a phone.

So this is still a cell phone picture, but here's the little lady in the hospital yesterday afternoon:

What might this innocent looking thing might have done you ask? We're pretty sure she swallowed glass. I may have mentioned I break a lot of glass. I think I even posted once about how I got a drinking glass, a sugar bowl and some other piece of kitchenware in one fell swoop. And I clean up REALLY well. Because there's a baby in the house.

So we were about to leave to do some shopping, and Boonga was helping us out in the kitchen as usual.

She actually wasn't cleaning out the garbage can. She was emptying a cabinet that I generally think of as safe. It turns out not to be as safe as I thought though, because the baby found a little of the broken glass. Did it bother her that the glass was cutting her tongue? Not particularly.

I took the one piece out of her mouth, but she swallowed something else while I was fishing. And then I called The Guy for help and then we called the pediatrician. The pediatrician said the words, "emergency room" and "pediatric surgeon" and then I just started nodding into the phone even though he couldn't hear me.

So we went to the emergency room and had The Boogaloo's second X-ray in her 14 months of life. But we luckily didn't need a surgeon. And all we have to do is watch for glass (or blood) in her pooey for the next week.

You wouldn't think someone this sweet looking could be so full of trouble, but I have to admit that I grabbed the little brown tuft out of her mouth right after snapping this picture:

Ok. Not the very exact second after:

That's the news from here! Well, not all of it, but at least the over excitement we had yesterday.


The Ceol Mors said...

Oh my I am so glad she is okay! Little stinker! I swear she eats more non-food items than any other baby I have ever heard of. So, so glad she is okay!

Beth said...

Oh no! one or two more times of this and they will begin sending CPS over, I know from all of Jake's broken limbs when he was young. Thank goodness a couple were at school or I don't know what would have happened! Perhaps you should keep her so full of real food that she has no desire to put anything into her mouth? probably have tried that huh? well, glad she is OK!

ehall said...

So the good news is that everyone's OK and you are becoming familiar enough with ER routines that each time is easier?

Jill said...

Thanks Cid. I'm pretty sure she has my boy beat by a long shot, and my neighbor used to call him "Eating Man".

Beth - She has this new trick where she stuffs as much food as she can find into each hand and THEN asks to get down from her high chair. I've been discouraging it, because I don't think she should be walking around with food and because I don't want her to choke. But maybe it would be better if what she DID walk around with was at least food!

ehall - This time it was easy mostly because of the time of day and because her pediatrician called ahead. So we were out before it even got dark, which was better than expected!

Arizaphale said...

I have decided that having a young baby is definitely a young person's game :-)...I would be a nervous wreck worrying about what she was putting in her mouth 24/7! SO glad she is ok. You are doing a brilliant job as the Mama Mouth Police!!!

MarkD60 said...

When I was a baby that big, I'd eat nails and poop razor blades!

Glad she's Ok though.

Jill said...

Arizaphale - No kidding!!!! But thank you!

Funny Mark!


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