As I write this, Robin is snacking on Cheerios in her hospital bed. We’ve been here since this morning, after I found an Olbas Oil vaporiser refill in her mouth. Luckily, she didn’t swallow it but the pediatrician suggested I take her to hospital to have her checked out. So I woke Maia up and rushed them to the A&E.
An hour and a half later, we were shown to the pediatric ward and were told we’d have to stay here for at least six hours so they could keep an eye on Robin to see whether she had been poisoned.
Six hours have passed since I wrote the lines above and we’re now back home. The mess of toys strewn on the floor has never looked so welcoming! Robin was given the all clear by the doctor. Not only did she eat and drink more or less normally, she was also all smiles and giggles with the medical staff and she didn’t show any symptoms of poisoning. She is now getting some much needed sleep. Between the early start to the day, all the excitement of this morning and the skipped morning nap, she was knackered.
As for me, I’m nursing a headache and would sleep till tomorrow morning if I could, but mostly I’m just grateful. I’m grateful that our little adventure ended well and also for having spent most of the day in an air-conditioned room before returning to the furnace that is this island at the moment.