Has anyone ever had to call poison control?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Frozen Feathers, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I have! Talk about scary.

    DD was supposed to be eating her lunch today and I was doing some dishes. She comes up to me, "Mommy, I'm opening this for you" and hands me a chewed up flower! A lily from the Valentines bouquet DH bought me. OH NO!

    I called up DH, "Are Lilies poisonous", I ask.
    "Yes" he says.
    I say "Okay, I gotta go" and hang up the phone and proceed to call poison control.

    Turns out Daylilies are toxic, not the type I have. She may have a tummy ache, but will be perfectly fine. Phew!!

    Poor DH, I scarred the heck out of him! He was trying to call me back while I was on the phone with Poison Control. I did cal him back and let him know all was well.

    This is the second time I have to call that place. When she was just turned two she took a huge bite out of my deodorant stick.
    [​IMG] Turns out she just had to drink some water, but was not in any danger.
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I have a list of toxic plants on my fridge, just in case. You would be surprised at how many toxic plants there are. Scary. I had to bring my oldest to the ER about 16 yrs ago when she got into my cheer with bleach. I thought she was just playing in it and spilled it on the floor, but couldn't be sure if she ate any so off we go to the ER. They gave her stuff to throw up and then we went home. Little toot! [​IMG]
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm a little concerned about the Poison Control Center, frankly, if they told you daylily flowers are toxic... not only are they edible, if you've has good hot-and-sour soup you may have eaten them, as they are the dried lily buds of chinese cuisine [​IMG] Daffodils are mildly toxic, perhaps that's what they meant.

    Anyhow I am really glad your daug.hter is ok. That must have been Scary! Whew. Better get her that pony to play with, to keep her outta trouble and save you any more grey hairs <g>

  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Yes----my DD is one of "those kids". [​IMG]
  5. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Were they daylilies or some other lily?
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I've only had to call poison control once and it was during an ambulance call. Luckily the only problem we really had was an overreacting parent;) Poison control people are usually great people to work with though.
  7. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Maybe you should print this list out and keep it handy.
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I should have said, DH is the one who told me Day lilies are poisonous, not poison control. After I called him back and told him what was going on, he said "Well, it's only Day lilies you have to worry about". He thinks he knows everything. Makes me want to [​IMG] him sometimes. lol.
  9. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Glad everything worked out ok.
    I had to call them once, several years ago when I was bitten by a black widow spider and being from Australia wasn't sure what if anything I needed to do. The lady reassured me there were absolutely no black widows in Kentucky, so I must have been mistaken...... several hours later I got an ambulance ride to the ER with severe chest pain, difficulty breathing and uncontrolable muscle spasms.

    Yep a couple of days I called them back to tell them there ARE black widows in KY
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I had my hubby call the poison control twice with my three year old daughter. She was two around that time, was chewing on those delicate lilies...those pinkish paper thin stalks...must be of Japanese origin. We called them and they assured us she woudl be OK and give her some milk if she gets a stomach ache and if she vomits, then we must take her to the ER. She came out just fine.

    This one was this year, DD got into some food grade DE, and literally took a bucketful and dumped it in her sandbox. OH crap! We called the poison control to see if we created any harm to her lungs and nose and they said food grade will not harm her but keep an eye out if she has any difficulty breathing. Today no problems.

    I woudl not hestitate to call them if I question myself if plants or materials are poisonous. We only live five blocks from the hospital (really down the street from the front of the hospital) and we would be there in a heartbeat if any problems arises.

    I didnt think daylilies are poisonous but you never be too sure....alot different from tiger lilies and daylilies.

    Edit: Found out those lilies I got are the pink surprise lilies....time for me to thin them out!
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008

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