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    13 month old overdose on motrin
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    PHILLYMOM06 posted:
    I really just have a question . My Mother's neighbor has a 13 month old and left the lid off of childrens Motrin . Well when the 13 month old woke up and was running around the apartment by himself ( not very good parenting I know ) he drank the bottle of Motrin . The mother isn't sure how much motrin was in the bottle . She gave him 2 tablespoons of vinager to make him throw up witch he never did . Can this hurt him ? She refuses to go to the ER . She is afrain Child protection will investigate . They probably should but I'm concerned what could happen to the baby .
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    bgabert responded:
    She should have, at the VERY LEAST, called Poison Control!!
    I think she needs to take him in to have him assessed ASAP.
    Who knows how much he ingested and medicine overdoses can cause serious damage to organs..

    If she is really concerned about Child Protection, you can call the poison control line anonymously. I still think he should be seen by a doctor though!!
    Bri (24), DH Jarrod (28), DD Emery (6/15/2009), Baby Boy EDD 2/13/2011
     
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    mol13 responded:
    That's really frightening--I don't know why she is so afraid of child protection when she SHOULD be afraid for her child. I don't think that child protection should investigate because a kid swallowed medicine accidentally. They should investigate because she isn't taking responsibility and taking care of her child after such an incident.

    This definitely can hurt him. Motrin/ibuprofen goes through the kidneys and an overdose can cause damage.


    Accidents happen. And that's pretty much it. You try to watch kids but you can't always prevent everything, and that's why there's the ER and poison control. They're not there to try and take your kids away just because of an accident.

    Now that it's been almost a day, how is the baby?
    Molly (30) DH (36) David 08/30/07, cancer survivor and letter-lover; Jesse 07/05/09, big talker and bigger climber. Surprise EDD 7/13/2011--MY birthday!


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