Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Yesterday I was sitting in front of my Christmas tree, finishing up the last of my cards, while thinking about this past year.  It seems like not a week goes by where there isn't SOME kind of drama in my life.  And I'm not even Relief Society President.  I was actually thinking that THIS must be the week.  This is the week that will sail smoothly and happily by, and my fellow blog readers will be just as happy about it as I.  After all, Christmas is only 2 days away.  Only good things, right?  That is, until the lines of communication go awry.  Sometimes it happens.  And it just so happened to be last night.  I'll go into more detail tomorrow, because tonight I'm plum tuckered out.  Here's the cliff's note version.  Ben was accidentally overdosed on his medication.  He spent a night in the PICU for observation.  (We arrived at 2am)  He received his first (and second) IO's.  (IV's that go directly into the bone - shin bones to be exact...drill and all)  Blood pressures were dangerously low and heartrate was hanging around 40He was un-arousable...completely unconcious.  We were discharged this morning and spent the day going to our appointments as regularly scheduled.  The good news?  He's gonna be fine AND I happened to get all of my cinnamon rolls made and in the car before all of this happened.  That means there were some very happy nurses, doctors and valet friends.

   Ben going by ambulance.

In the PICU, nurses looking for IV access.

The IO that stayed in the longest.

The other IO that didn't last very long.

Ben at one of his doctor appointments.

It was a whirlwind trip.  My head is still spinning.  I'm beyond exhaustion.  AND I'm going to bed.


shirlgirl said...

Wow, never a dull moment at your house. Will be waiting to hear what happened.

Junior said...

oh my that was quite the day, praying that the rest of the week goes very smoothly and you have a wonderful christmas

LL said...

the TITLE of this post...oh my. I can't believe it all!
Glad all is well. Now go settle down for a LONG winters nap and LAY LOW!

TMI Tara said...

Poor Ben! Poor you! I'm so glad he's okay, but so sorry that happened at all. I hope you all get the rest you need so you can be happy and healthy for Christmas! {{HUGS}}

Jo Jo said...

That was my worst nightmare doing all those meds! You always asked the right questions so it never happened. Sorry :-(

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N1RKW said...

Don't worry Becky, Ben is ok. You're not the only parent to end up in the ER with an overdosed child. Ask me about it sometime, it's a funny story.

Jenny said...

okay, you win.
Glad you're all Okay...