Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Strep, Poison Control and Austin Kieff

Austin Kieff had an interesting week last week. He had not been himself for several days. On Wednesday, he came home from daycare with a rash covering most of his body. He had been complaining of his throat hurting, but with the sinuses he inherited that is not uncommon. Well with the rash and the high fever, the on-call wanted him seen Thursday morning. So, we had plans to go to the doctor.

We did not have plans to call poison control. While I was putting in a load of laundry, Austin Kieff decided he was try to kill the germs in his throat with spray hand sanitizer. Since he could not press the button to make it spray, he popped the top off and took a drink. No, I am not kidding. I think it was because he saw me use some chloraseptic spray earlier in the week to make my throat feel better.

I cannot praise the Poison Control folks enough. The lady who helped us calmed me down and told me what side-effects to expect. She also called every 30 minutes for a while and then every few hours until about 11:00. Austin Kieff was fine, he now tells everyone that Mommy's poison is sour and he does not like it.

After an eventful Wednesday night, we spent Thursday morning at the doctor and came home with antibiotics and two new stickers. He is doing pretty good now. He went back to daycare on Monday but was home again yesterday. Today, he is going strong! I cannot help but wonder how I will ever handle two!!


Barbara said...

Wow! That must have been a scare. I'm sorry to hear he's not feeling his best. Keep us posted.

Jamie said...

Oh my...

It sounds like you have a little stinker on your hands. :)