Thursday, February 25, 2010

Poison Center rocks!

Long week...long work days...Came home yesterday after picking Anusha at the daycare,went upstairs to change to comfortable pj's. Ms.Anusha of course followed and then wandered off in her room.

I had a thousand thoughts going through my head, my brain was still in my in-box, told Anusha I am going downstairs and to come along. I went directly to my laptop and started fielding the dozen e-mails. Upstairs it was super silent, knew something was amiss.. but got sucked into the internet zone again..finally emails were done and there was a distinct smell of Vicks vapor-rub!

And then the tiny voice from upstairs, "Aai, Aai.." ... " Yes, Anusha, come down".. "Aai, Aai.." "Yes sweetie?"...."Vee..iccks"....I shot upstairs, did not know till then I could skip 3 steps at a time :).

New Vicks bottle was empty in her one hand, other hand was massaging the vapor rub to the stair posts... a blob on her nose and upper lips... her jacket drenched in the vapor-rub as well! "Did you eat this stuff darling" (took amazing tolerance not to get mad )..."did you, ummm?"

She could not have eaten the nasty stuff...she knows better... but what if?...OK, read the bottle... keep away from children... I though I had!... if indigested call the poison center immediately.... allright... Google poison center... call...women with friendly voice answers at the2nd ring! Her name is Sandy... asks how much she might have eaten... tells me to watch out for symptoms... give her something to drink.. calms me down with her cool confident voice... says she will call back to check in 1 hour.. that is comforting.

Ms.Anusha blissfully unaware of what her Aai went through ventures off to another prank! She loves it when Aai gives her juice when she has not even asked for it ! No symptoms.. usual pranks continue...

One hour later Sandy calls to check in, Aaal izzz welll...Sandy... Aaal izzz welll .... Thank you Thank you !

Sandy and poison center rocks!


grandma7 said...

Thank God she is okay. Does she cook on that fancy kitchen. When Olivia got hers, she put the plastic food in a bowl, opened the microwave oven, closed the door and pushed the buton as if it was going to cook. This says she probably will be a microwave cook. Love it all

Anusha's Mom said...

OMG grandma7 :)! Yes she cooks in her kitchen she puts her sippy cup with milk in the microwave and tries to warm it up :)!

E Soutter said...

Oh my goodness, Preeti! So glad she is okay. It's amazing how utterly grateful you can be for the stranger on the other end of the phone, isn't it?


Pooja said...

Wowwwwwwww, you went through all that yesterday?!

So relieved you're both okay.