Friday, February 13, 2009

Now it is definitely NOT funny.

Allison (my 3 1/2 year old) comes out of the bedroom ~freaking~ out. I couldn't understand her. Finally I heard the words "I swallowed a penny!". And she was holding her throat screaming "owwie!".

I felt her throat. I could feel it. I look at Tom. Who do I call?

"911, where is your emergency?"

The 911 operator was awesome. In 3 minutes, my living room was filled with two firemen, two EMTs and a policeman.

The coin had dislodged itself and by the time she was being examined, it was no longer felt in the throat nor was she complaining of pain in her upper chest. But since it got stuck, they piled me and Allison in the ambulance and off to the hospital we went.

The xray showed it safely in her stomach and it should pass. Thank God.

Okay, when I said "what next?" - I did NOT mean anything with my children. Leave them out of this great big joke of a life I'm having medically right now. I will continue to take the brunt of anything getting thrown at this family, okay? I don't want to share this time.

33 comments:

Kathy said...

OMG.. that is SCARY! I am so glad she is okay... I can not believe the run you have had lately. surely it will ease up soon! you def. deserve a break!

theclam said...

Oh my hat! That must have been extremely scary. Thank God she could tell you what she swallowed. Glad all is fine with the little tyke now.

xxx

Soapchick said...

Yikes, how scary, but so happy that Allison is fine.

Seriously? - Erin said...

Oh that must be so scary for a mom, I have to say as an EMT, I hate those calls just because it is scary for the family and I kind of want to laugh just because kids do funny stuff...

emilythehopeless said...

ack! i'm so glad she's okay!!!!! i wish you some PEACE!!!

ssbean said...

That must have scared the you know what out of you. I really hope that it was the last medical battle you and your family has to deal with for a very long time.

jenn said...

Oh No! Poor Allie! I'm glad she's okay- but you are right, definitely not funny!

Tricia said...

OMG!!! I am so glad that she is okay!! You need a break my dear!

calliope said...

good grief!
so so scary- but SO thankful that all will be ok.
the Universe needs to back the eff away from you guys right now!
xo

areyoukiddingme said...

Enough already! Poor Allison. That must have been so scary for her and for you and Tom.

MrsSpock said...

That's terrifying! Thank God for 911!

Emily said...

How VERY SCARY! Glad everything worked out okay, though. Yikes!

JamieD said...

Wow, Nancy! Your house has definitely seen a lot of action lately and not the good kind.

I hope this is the end of it!!

Kate said...

geez!!!! so glad she's ok... hope you guys catch a break soon!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that she's OK. I can't imagine how scary that was.

Yeah, Karma needs to back off the kids. They're too young to have pissed her off. Actually, Karma needs to back off you, too.

projectkjetil said...

Nononononono! Do you hear me, universe? NO more craziness and scares for Nancy. She's had ENOUGH, dammit!

Photogrl said...

OMG...I'm glad to hear that she's okay.

It's time for you all to catch a break, seriously.

Martha said...

Oh Lord, I'm glad Allison is ok. I hope it passes safely and soon. My Lydia swallowed a penny when she was 2. We waited over a week and it never passed. They had to remove it by laproscopy(sp?). Took maybe 5 minutes. I now have the penny and her x-ray in shadow box on her wall. What a memory! Will pray for your life to calm soon.

Ella said...

Oh no! How scary for you :/ Poor thing, glad she'll be okay. Enough already!!

mommybird said...

That is the scariest. I hate it when things happen to little ones. My son broke a bottle of tobasco sauce and was eating it and we thought he swallowed a piece of the glass. the ER staff was impressed with him handling the spicy tobasco sauce since it burned his skin all over, but I was terrified. They had to x-ray him and I had to stand outside and listen to him cry because I was pregnant.

You definitely need a break from medical emergencies for a while. They need to stay away from the kids for sure.

Hollie said...

How scary! Glad she is ok... Kids...

Sara said...

Oh my - that is really scary! I am glad she is okay and the penny will pass.
My sis stuck a penny up her nose once. A lot of blood, but not nearly as scary as swallowing one and it getting stuck.
Maybe you need a vacation.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

That is so scary! I hope she is better soon.

Sarah R said...

How scary! I'm glad everything turned out okay. I would have freaked too!

Elana Kahn said...

Yikes!! She is soooo lucky! Thank G-d for peristalsis moving that coin down. I'm glad she'd doing ok!!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad she is OK!! I agree that you deserve a break....mundane and boring sound great!

ak said...

Oh no!! How terrifying! I can't even imagine how you felt. Those few minutes waiting for the ambulance must have felt like an eternity! Glad she's ok and hope she passes it easily and no more drama. Hope your back is feeling better, too.

Geohde said...

A penny saved..what's the remainder of the proverb?

Kidding. SO glad all is well.

No more bad luck allowed,

xx

J

Steph O. said...

I'm glad she's ok! I swallowed a marble when I was little & I remember it really freaked my mom out!

The dr said it's pretty common though & not always so "safe". He'd had a kid who swallowed an open safety pin!

Hopefully it'll pass soon & this will probably scare her enough that she won't do it again. (worked on me!)

ENOUGH already with the trips to the hospital! Your family has their quota for the year!

~my_teffie (from webmd)

Kelly said...

OMG! Thank God she is ok! You relaly deserve a break...yikes!

Kaci said...

Oh.My.God! That is so fucking scary.

April said...

Oh the poor thing! So glad it ended well!!

docgrumbles said...

oh no! glad she's ok