Not on my agenda this week…going to the ER!

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If you have kids, chances are you have been to the Emergency Room AT LEAST once, if not more! My 9 yo Lily has been a few times…mostly for some regular sick things and then once for a horrible dog attack which happened a little over a year ago.

A few days ago it was my two year old, Luna’s turn. I had just put her down for her afternoon nap and about a half hour later she was crying and yelling “Mommy, come here!” Since she was recently potty trained, I thought it was just her usual call to let me know she had to go to the bathroom. Oh no…total opposite. I walked in and it looked like something out of the Exorcist. Now, I have never seen that movie, only parts, but you get the idea!

Luna has been sick before but even as sick as she has been, she is usually always in really good spirits. Not this time. She couldn’t stop vomiting and then it looked like she was about to have a seizure. I was scared and very worried. It made me think of my sweet bestie in Cali whose daughter was recently diagnosed with Diabetes and has experience with seizures. They really have had a rough go but that kid is awesome and pretty darn resilient! I knew in that moment it was time to go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In my last radio job, I spent ten years raising money for those hospitals so I know alllll about them and how amazing they are. Since we moved to the country though, the closest one is Scottish Rite (a good 45 mins) but we were more than happy to go the distance for the care that they give. Turns out Luna got that horrible stomach super bug that is going around and after spending the afternoon in the ER, by the time we were driving home that night, she was a new little girl! It was like night and day! Praise the Lord!

Luna woke up yesterday morning singing and laughing as if nothing had ever happened! I love Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and grateful they are in our city.

When was your most recent visit to the ER?

Xo Surviving Mommy

PS. On a funny side note…when we were driving to Scottish Rite, in between getting sick and falling asleep, Luna kept trying to sing a word or two of this song playing on radio. lol She loves it! It’s called How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle She would say…”cause!…wrongs!…chains!…” It was so so funny. My hubster and I couldn’t stop laughing.



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  • Crystal Tolbert says:

    Our ER visit was April of last year thank goodness but, scared the life out of me! My 9 year old son and 13 year old daughter was visiting my brother about 15 min. away from my house and he fell out of the tree. He was knocked out and not breathing my daughter called me screaming Bryce is not breathing get here now! And my sister-in-law called 911. Some how I made it there in record time and rode with him to the hospital and of course he turned out to be fine. But, I will never forget that call! I’m hoping there won’t be any ER visits anytime soon.

  • Marie Castine says:

    In November 2013, my son (who was a little over 1), received his flu shot on friday and was sick over the weekend with really high fevers. We went to Children’s on Hudson Bridge and sat with everyone else on the day before Thanksgiving. They were finally able to get his temp down (104s!) and he was acting much better on the ride home. It is funny how after sitting in the ER and doing nothing but rocking him, helped a lot too.

    A few weeks ago, my son got the stomach bug as well and he was throwing up all over the place! But he was so sweet, he would go get the paper towels and would try to help clean up everything. He was more upset that there was a mess on the couch/floor, etc. than how he sick. We went to Childrens again, and they were able to give him some anti-nauseous meds, etc but he wasn’t running a temp and he didn’t throw up at the doctors either so there wasn’t much he could do.

  • Michele says:

    CHOA is by far THE BEST!!! I have taken my children there several times. My son went multiple times as a small child. They are grown now and I am so excited that I now have a niece that will be working there when she graduates in May. She is interning there now. Spread the word and support the BEST children’s hospital around.

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