Thursday, June 28, 2007

ER and IA

Well folks I'm still in recovery mode from an all day trip to the Emergency Room I made yesterday with all five boys alone. Everybody is just fine, but when we found Nicholas with an empty bottle of medication I had to call poison control. The assistant recommended we get him to ER ASAP. She even suggested I call an ambulance if I didn't think I could get everybody out the door in less than 10 minutes.

So, much to his delight, Nicholas rode in an ambulance surrounded by cooing emergency personnel and was the envy of every other boy. Six hours of Nickelodeon, infinite hospital snacks and many tests later, they gave us the all clear and sent us home. I had a feeling that that was the way it would end, but I wasn't going to take any chances.

When my husband arrived at the hospital after work, Zachary explained the situation this way, "Papa, Nicholas got into medicine and so the police came and got him." And let that be a warning to little boys everywhere.

In other news, the boys have built themselves "work benches" out in the garage out of an old train table I was throwing away. They've been hard at work for hours upon hours...

...building things like this....thing...


...and these really great...uh..um...things.

Ah yes, and this highly practical "binoculars holder."
I don't know about you, but I can't ever seem to have enough of these around.

23 comments:

Mia said...

That little work table is SO cool... it's just totally awesome how you let these little boys just be boys and get dirty and pick up bugs and build what they want to build.. AND enjoy watching them and loving them so much while you do it.

Glad everything turned out ok.. Reading your blog makes me happy :)

Cheryl M. said...

Oh Suzanne, I bet you are in recovery mode - what a stressful occurance. I'm sure all the little boys took notes and that will not happen again. It happened just once in our home when Sweetpea decided to eat a few too many Sudafed tablets....the grape flavored charcoal slurry was not something she ever wanted to repeat. :)

I love all the "things" - just think of their little minds when they're deciding what nail goes where or what job the tape will have!! Too cute!

KC said...

I'm glad to hear that everything turned out okay. Get some rest.

Kristen Laurence said...

Love the creativity!

Alice Gunther said...

Suzanne, what a day!!! Glad all is well, but, boy, that was harrowing.

Love the boys' wood work! Great use of a cast off train table!

Beck said...

Good grief, that's AWFUL that he had to go to the hospital - but thank God he's okay.
And that's an excellent work bench.

Ken Wills said...

So glad to hear that Nicholas is OK. Although you are glad to have an ER nearby, it's some place you never want to have to visit.

Boys handy work is wonderful and looks a lot like the output of my boys. I have been looking for one of those wooden things with rope and red thingy on it.

scmom said...

Glad every thing turned out fine. What a day! Those boys are so busy!! I do remember the days. They keep their Guardian Angels busy too!

Suzanne Temple said...

Thank you everyone for sharing my relief that Nicholas did not poison himself.

And thanks Mia, your comment made me happy.

Cheryl, thank goodeness they spared us the charcoal. Our little "sick" boy just wasn't acting sick enough to have swallowed what it seemed he might have so they didn't put him through that.

And Ken, you're killing me with the "I was looking for one of those wooden things with the rope and the red thingy." That one is the floor model so I don't think you could have it, but I will see if they do special orders.

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Suzanne,

I am so happy that everyone is okay at your home!

My goodness, I don't have a binocuars holder...I may have to put in an order for one!

Suzanne Temple said...

Ladybug, You don't? How do you hold your binoculars?

mopsy, the lifenut said...

Glad Nicholas is okay!

Julie said...

So glad to read that Nicholas is okay!

Jane Ramsey said...

Suzanne, we had the same deal here a few years ago with Casimir and a bottle of ibuprofen. We weren't sure if he swallowed anything, but spent many hours in the ER waiting to find out (he didn't). Glad your long day is over!
Oh, my boys would love to get together with your guys and BUILD THINGS! (I need to blog about the cross they helped build this past weekend!)

mel said...

Oh wow, all by yourself, God love ya! We have a couple of asthmatics in the house, and I've had a couple of those "Ok, if this child gets any worse before John gets home from work I'm going to have load everyone up and go to the ER, Waaahhhhh!" lol...still haven't had to do it though. You have my admiration!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Suzanne,

It's a little known secret...but...shhhh....I have supervision.

Tiany said...

Goodness you poor thing, I would have been a nervous wreck!!! I remember one of my boys had a bottle of purell and the smell on his mouth I thought I would just die! Luckily with 4 boys we have not had too many episodes such as that again.

Love the little "work benches" your boys made they are too cute!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

When my mom & dad were packing up after their visit, my dad set his bag of essentials on the steps. Camille somehow found his bottle of blood pressure pills--and managed to OPEN them, but that's Camille--and I was mildly freaked out for about an hour. Mostly we just laughed about how calm she seemed--excellent blood pressure, you know!

All's well that ends well, right?

ryan m. said...

Yikes! A "Nicholasgetsinta" moment gone awry. Glad it turned out okay.

Suzanne Temple said...

Exactly, ryan. In fact, I should label the post.

KImberlee said...

So thannkful your little guy's okay!

LN said...

I suddenly can't remember how I've ever managed to hold a pair of binoculars before now.

Ouiz said...

One, praise God your son is OK!

Two, my kids build the same sorts of things in our carport... and then I'm supposed to save this stuff for... weeks? months?

God bless their creativity! (now, if only I had a place to store their marvelous creations!)