Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Trip to the ER

Xander was having a playdate with his buddy Hudson and I was in the office with Zoey. Zoey started whining, so I stopped what I was doing and said, "Let's go play something." As I was leading her to the kid's room, she continued to whine. She does that alot because she is learning to talk, so I really didn't think anything of it.

We went to the other room and I started to lay her down to change her diaper when I noticed CJ's earrings in her mouth! That was why she was whining. I'm sure it was poking her mouth. At first glance, it looked like her tongue was pierced by them, but as I looked closer, they were just laying in her mouth.

At 16 months, Zoey is very active and doesn't like to stay in one place very long. I managed to get one of the earrings out and as I tried to get the other one out, she was trying to kick herself free and started to lay back.

Frantic that she was going to swallow the other earring, I quickly pulled her up which resulted in her swallowing the earring! I screamed! All I could think of was the pointy tip of the earring, hoping it didn't do any damage on the way down.

After she swallowed the earring, she acted totally fine like nothing happened. I called the doctor and they told me to take her to the ER. I was trying to think about what to do with the kids because school was going to let out soon.

I called my friend Jane and she came over and watched Xander and Hudson. Ben decided to come home early, I'm sure because I freaked out. I tend to do that when I'm stressed. I'm not very good in stressful situations.

Anyways, at the hospital, Zoey was EVERYWHERE! She kept wanting to go out the front door, which was automatic and of course, just obliged. She wouldn't let me hold her and would squirm out of my arms. As I followed her around, evidence of her destruction was left and I couldn't put things back because she was so fast.

Finally they called us and we went back and had an X-ray taken.

You can see the earring clear as day! The earring was in a good place and not in the trachea. So now we just wait and check her poo to see if she has passed it. What a crazy day!


Lora said...

Oh my gosh! You had a super crazy day. Poor Zoey! I wish that I could have been there to help you out, but so glad that you have moved to a place where friends are there to help you readily. I am sorry that you had such a stressful day, but so glad that little Zoey is OK. I would have FREAKED out--that is what I do in stressful situations.

The X-Ray is a pretty cool souvenir though.....just don't blog the results. ;)

Sarah said...

I feel for you Val--if we all lived close I could have run over and helped you out. What a cool x-ray--do blog the results--just not a pic. I want to know if she passes it!

Abby Watson said...

ahhhh that is so crazy!!

McCallisters said...

That X-ray is fascinating. How badly does C.J. want her earring back? Maybe you can convince her to find it. . .

Andy Porter said...

oh my WORD! SCARY! That's such a cool picture of the earring. I'm glad she's alright.

Maxmomma said...

Oh Valerie! The things kids do to their parents! I am so sorry and hope it passed okay. You were awesome to be on top of it and notice what she had done.