HELP! My 3 year old just ate adult tylenol (update)

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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:40:48 PM
I would take my three old to the er. I hope you did.



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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:41:35 PM
When my youngest son was 3, I was doing laundry and he was standing beside me, I mean like less than a foot away. I had poured fabric softner in the lid, and sat it on the washer. I guess it looked like a cup to him . I turned away for a second, a literal second, and as I turned back I saw him putting the lid back on the washer and he looked funny.I asked him, did you just drink that, and he said, "no". It looked as if none was gone out of it, so it couldn't of been much, but still....

Well, I was afraid to take any chances, and called my mom,and she said take him right away,so I took him to the ER, and he was fine all the way there, still saying he didn't drink it, playing,etc. Well, as we are in the triage area, he started throwing up!

Sure enough, he had drank it! He stayed in the hospital a day and it turned out ok, but when he started throwing up, you talk about the most thankful person on earth that I listened to my mama that day!

If its ok, then fine, nothing lost. But, what if its not......


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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:41:48 PM
As a pediatric nurse for a hospital going on 18 years - please take your child to the ER.

You do not "know" what he took - he threw up - he's 3 years old and afraid and may not understand fully why / what you are asking.

They need to draw an acetaminophen level and check him out sooner than later.



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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:42:16 PM

She's had a child for 3 yrs, for Gods sake she should know when to call 911 or at least do it when 8 people tell her too by now.


She should, yes. But maybe she doesn't. So she came here. Not what the rest of us would have done, of course, but *she* did. So we have a choice. We can call her stupid and scream at her to get off the computer, which naturally, causes most people to become defensive or we can continue to prod her in the right direction with strong, yet sensitive direction to go to the hospital.

And what I meant by 'save a life' is not that we peas are all knowing or superheroes or whatever, but that we have an opportunity to give someone some guidance who might not always understand what the necessary action is to take.

If she hadn't posted here, she wouldn't have *any* information...so better here than nowhere. That's all I was saying.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:44:29 PM
sorry, I'm not trying to be nasty, I'm just frustrated because a grown women with a child in duress can't stop tapping away at the keyboard while her child needs help.

She was repeatedly told what to do and do it in a urgent manner. From her 2nd post it was obvious she didn't tell poison control the truth or she wasn't telling us the truth.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:45:43 PM
I just looked at her old posts--not many, but she said in November that she has struggled with depression and making the right decisions. Her bio says student, so she MAY be young. She has beautiful scrap pages posted.

If coming to a message board helps her make a good decision for her child, then that is what she needs. She said she has no one to call--maybe she is on her own. If we really did convince her to go to the ER, then thank goodness she came here for advice and did not just think to just watch him for awhile. I think sometimes it's hard to think clearly when you are dealing with your own child--assessing the situation, the shock/disbelief that it is happening, and having to come up with the right decision can be difficult.

OP--Still praying for your little guy and I hope everything turns out OK. Please let us know.



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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:47:07 PM

OP--Still praying for your little guy and I hope everything turns out OK. Please let us know.


so am I and I'm praying she took him in if this is on the up and up.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:47:39 PM

I'm just frustrated because a grown women with a child in duress can't stop tapping away at the keyboard while her child needs help.


In her defense she was posting on this thread giving us more information. It isn't like she was posting about soap operas and what is for dinner threads.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:52:03 PM

sorry, I'm not trying to be nasty, I'm just frustrated


Girl, you're not known for your nastiness...I think you are genuinely fearful and that made you *react*. I understand that.

I just hate to 'scare off' someone truly in need of help.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:54:20 PM
Hopefully, he'll be fine.

I really wish more pediatrians would post something in their offices about this. It can be very, very deadly.



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Posted: 1/14/2011 9:54:26 PM

For you bitchy ladies that are criticizing, I am posting because I literaly have no one to call and ask, and he CHEWED on 1, and threw it up, not downed a whole bottle


You *DO* have people to call:
1. Poison Control
2. 911

Hell's bells, I don't even HAVE kids, nor did I know that Tylenol in such small doses could be harmful to a child. (now I know!) BUT, I know that if my kid *maybe* swallowed an adult pill(s) and then threw up even once, it's worth having him checked out. And if I didn't think to call 911 or poison control, and DID come here and ask, there's enough moms AND a pharmacist on this board that would have convinced me to take him to the hospital about 2 hours ago.....


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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:20:08 PM

Hopefully, he'll be fine.

I really wish more pediatrians would post something in their offices about this. It can be very, very deadly.


Can you do me a favor an delete the "stupid" comment and C&P this instead? It is much more helpful in this situation.

OP, I really hope you aren't posting because you ran your little munchkin to the ER.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:28:14 PM
I am praying for your son. Hoping that you are at the ER having him checked just to be sure he is okay.

In defense of the OP:
She posted at 8:46 asking for advice. Many peas feel as though the peas on here are sort of friends.

The first few responses advised her to call Poison Control. One posted the phone number at 8:49.

At 8:54 the OP replied with the information given her by Poison Control. She obviously listened to everyone's advice and called immediately.

Sometimes it is faster to get answers by posting here than it is to try to look up phone numbers or search for information. There are always some peas online that know the right answers and can quickly send you in the right direction.

If she had not posted here and had just called poison control, based on the information given her by them, she would have put her little boy back to bed and not even realized that she had been given the wrong advice. Thanks to the peas, she now knows that fewer than 7 Tylenols are toxic to her child and she should take him to ER. Although, I have to say, it could have been said in a much kinder way. She just asked for our help. OP, please come back and let us know how he is.

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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:29:55 PM
if this should turn bad you could be chanrged with Medical neglaced

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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:32:27 PM

if this should turn bad you could be chanrged with Medical neglaced




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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:35:39 PM
I sure hope she's at the ER with him and he'll be alright.

But I am really shocked that anyone was told that 3 pills is dangerous for a 175 lb adult. I weigh far less than that, and I've taken three at a time many times. An Rx is often a higher dose than that, so I can't imagine 1500 mg being dangerous for a grown person. It certainly has never harmed me.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:36:31 PM

if this should turn bad you could be chanrged with Medical neglaced

and you should be charged with English neglaced



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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:41:17 PM

But I am really shocked that anyone was told that 3 pills is dangerous for a 175 lb adult. I weigh far less than that, and I've taken three at a time many times. An Rx is often a higher dose than that, so I can't imagine 1500 mg being dangerous for a grown person. It certainly has never harmed me.




When was the last time you had your liver enzymes tested? And an rx isn't a higher dose than that. AND, acetaminophen is toxic at levels of 4G DAILY and above in people with healthy livers. Toss back a couple of Vicodins with a beer and you are asking more of your liver than it can safely handle.

Your post is all kinds of ignorant.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:44:24 PM
But I am really shocked that anyone was told that 3 pills is dangerous for a 175 lb adult. I weigh far less than that, and I've taken three at a time many times. An Rx is often a higher dose than that, so I can't imagine 1500 mg being dangerous for a grown person. It certainly has never harmed me.

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I was told it was borderline, as I said in my post. That 4 was a certain trip to the ER. I don't know anything about how high the dose can be for you. I assume you are under a doctor's care and they are monitoring you. My husband knew that he could take 3 ibuprofens wihout a problem and got mixed up and thought it applied to Tylenol. That's why I called, and that is what I was told by PC. Acetominophen is very dangerous for the liver.




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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:46:14 PM

Well, I was afraid to take any chances, and called my mom,and she said take him right away,so I took him to the ER,
So how come you called your Mom first?? Why not go straight to ER or call Poison Control first? Get my point? I don't know how many times I've heard or read about someone calling Mom/friend/sister first, when they should be calling 911. Sometimes people need that support/push/help from the known not the unknown. KWIM?
She came to some place where she probably felt she would get a reassuring answer to her question/scare. Some people don't have the balls of steel like some peas and need a shove in the right direction. They don't want to do the wrong thing...one person in the past telling her how dumb it was to bring the kid in for "xyz" could make her question, in her mind, if this really is an emergency.

Hopefully her "silence" means she's at the ER

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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:49:04 PM

Your post is all kinds of ignorant.


I'm sorry you think my post is ignorant, but all I said is that I'm shocked by that information. I didn't say it's wrong information, just that I personally have never been damaged by 3 pills. And I actually have had my liver enzymes tested a couple years ago, strangely enough. For an unrelated reason, but still.

I don't take Tylenol often because it doesn't work for me (which is why I've taken 3 at a time before, because 2 didn't work at all). Now I take ibuprofen instead because it works for me. But when I take Excedrin, which of course has acetaminophen in it, I take three at a time every time. And my liver is fine.

I am no pharmacist as you are, but I'm pretty sure Tylenol 3 with codeine is a higher dose, isn't it? It seems like I was prescribed a pretty high dose after a surgery several years ago, but maybe the recommended dosages have changed since then?


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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:49:06 PM

An Rx is often a higher dose than that, so I can't imagine 1500 mg being dangerous for a grown person. It certainly has never harmed me.


Do you work around prescrition drugs? I am interested in WHAT prescription you have EVER seen that allows for 1500mg of acetaminophen at a time.

You are likely thinking of Ibuprofen, which is sometimes prescribed up to 800mg at a time (meaning like taking 4 regular advil/motrin) but in all truth, you should not be taking that much ibuprofen without consulting a doctor, particularly if you are not someone who is experienced with knowing which drugs are safe in which amounts and which side effects to look out for. Doctors prescribe these amounts TEMPORARILY, and they know what to monitor for.

Playing around with your liver is nothing to just be casual about.


OP, I hope you listened and took your son to the ER. Please post an update when you get a chance.


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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:52:05 PM
I just thought about it, and I think when I took 3 pills they were 200 or 250 mg each. I don't keep Tylenol in the house, so I can't check, but that's probably what it was. I just know I took three at a time, as I do with ibuprofen and Excedrin. The last time I did it was a long time ago, so I'm not sure how much was in each pill.

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Posted: 1/14/2011 10:53:08 PM
I see we were posting at the same time. Apparently you are not confused between acetaminophen and ibuprofen. I will just say you should really check with your doctor or a pharmacist before you ever consider going over the recommended dose of anything.


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I'm sorry you think my post is ignorant, but all I said is that I'm shocked by that information. I didn't say it's wrong information, just that I personally have never been damaged by 3 pills. And I actually have had my liver enzymes tested a couple years ago, strangely enough. For an unrelated reason, but still.

I don't take Tylenol often because it doesn't work for me (which is why I've taken 3 at a time before, because 2 didn't work at all). Now I take ibuprofen instead because it works for me. But when I take Excedrin, which of course has acetaminophen in it, I take three at a time every time. And my liver is fine.

I am no pharmacist as you are, but I'm pretty sure Tylenol 3 with codeine is a higher dose, isn't it? It seems like I was prescribed a pretty high dose after a surgery several years ago, but maybe the recommended dosages have changed since then?




I'm not a dr or a pharmacist but I am a nurse. I think you are mixing up tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen, as far as dosing. There is no prescription dose of tylenol that's higher than the 500mg in each extra-strength tylenol. Tylenol #3 has 300mg of acetaminophen, which is actually lower than the 325mg per tab in the standard strength tablets.

ETA: I see you posted about taking 200mg tabs of tylenol...this convinces me you are actually talking about ibuprofen, which typically comes in 200mg tabs unless ordered as an Rx.

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Posted: 1/14/2011 11:08:27 PM

An Rx is often a higher dose than that, so I can't imagine 1500 mg being dangerous for a grown person. It certainly has never harmed me.
I remembered seeing something on the news today about the FDA ordering that the acetaminophen in some prescrip drugs be lowered. I did a search and found this.

Federal health regulators are limiting a key ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver damage each year.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will cap the amount of acetaminophen in the drugs at 325 milligrams per capsule. Current products on the market contain doses of up to 700 milligrams.
and this

Acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S. and sends 56,000 people to the emergency room annually. About 200 of them die, and the FDA estimates 120 of those deaths are linked to prescription drugs with acetaminophen.
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Acetaminophen can be some dangerous stuff. Even more so for a child. Hope the OPs little boy is going to be okay.

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Posted: 1/14/2011 11:09:33 PM
No, I know the difference between ibuprofen/Advil/Motrin, which I take regularly, and Tylenol/Acetaminophen, which does not touch my headache pain unless mixed with caffeine and aspirin the form of Excedrin. I also know that ibuprofen comes in 200 mg tabs. I do NOT know the dose per tab of Tylenol, since I never take it anymore. I just know when I take Excedrin, which has acetaminophen, I take three. And many times in the past I took 3 Tylenol, but I don't know exactly the dose per pill. I was guessing when I said 200 or 250 mg, since apparently if they were each 500 mg I would have been in bad shape.

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Posted: 1/14/2011 11:25:54 PM

I am no pharmacist as you are, but I'm pretty sure Tylenol 3 with codeine is a higher dose, isn't it? It seems like I was prescribed a pretty high dose after a surgery several years ago, but maybe the recommended dosages have changed since then?




Again, I am going say you are ignorant. Tylenol 3 has 300mg of acetaminophen and 30mg codeine. Dosages haven't changed in forever.

Excedrin has 250mg of acetaminophen, 250mg aspirin and 65mg of caffeine so you can take 3 at a time provided that you don't exceed 12 per day. Or take other combos of acetaminophen containing products that exceeds 4grams per day. OR take alcohol in any combo. OR have any sort of liver damage.

So, yeah, you pretty much don't know what you are talking about and it scares me.


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Posted: 1/15/2011 12:00:48 AM
Just checking in hoping for an update, and hoping to God that there isn't one yet b/c you're at the ER getting medical attention. I've literally been sick to my stomach worrying since the OP was posted.

There is a pretty good chance of being investigated for neglect. When it was my baby I was told that because it's an accidental overdose they have to investigate. It was horrible and totally killed me, but CPS came to the hospital to talk to us and had to come to the house, etc. When they called to confirm with poison control that I had called, they 'couldn't find a record of my call' and they investigated me for medical neglect. I actually ended up being investigated twice at the same time b/c I was married and he was military, so I had a civilian investigation and one by the military. Both came back unfounded, but it scared the shit out of me and is definitely not something to mess around with.




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Posted: 1/15/2011 2:35:24 AM
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Posted: 1/15/2011 7:16:37 AM

I would like to think that this is a safe and welcoming place to ask a serious question.

It is not a stupid question...if she didn't understand the severity or the urgency of the situation. That's why she asked.

A lot of good advice was given and hopefully taken. I'd like to think that all the good advice helped the OP and her son. You may have saved a life.

Would she ask again? I hope so, but not so sure. What about the next person that you could help? Will they ask the question? Or not, for fear of being attacked? Will they know what to do? Maybe they won't know to do anything.

I learned a lot from this thread and I thought I was well informed.

I appreciate the power of the Peas. I know I can come here during any newsworthy event and you'll have the info faster than CNN!

There is a wealth of information here and compassion. Let's try not to forget the compassion.




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Posted: 1/15/2011 8:03:42 AM
Renze, thinking of you both this morning and hoping everything is okay. Please update when you can.



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Posted: 1/15/2011 8:08:58 AM
You say you had no one to call. Have you never heard of poison control until mentioned here? I knew about it long before having dd and then it was on all sorts of info from the hospital, baby care books etc.

I can't fathom not knowing of poison control or not thinking to call it in this case.



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Posted: 1/15/2011 10:47:27 AM
I hope you are doing well. Please update us when you are able. There are quite a few of us who are worried about you and your child.


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Posted: 1/15/2011 10:56:53 AM
I will not justify you all with any response other than to say my son is 100% fine...no tylenol in his system AT ALL!

I SINCERELY thank those of you who added helpful and understanding comments, instead of calling me a myriad of not helpful things, and cursing at me.

Why would I lie about calling poisen control? I called, my son is almost 4 and weighs 42 lbs...he's a big kid, so yeah, they did tell me he would have to eat 7 tablets...

Anyways, this has confirmed once and for all that I am done with this message board...


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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:15:53 AM

Well, I was afraid to take any chances, and called my mom,and she said take him right away,so I took him to the ER,
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So how come you called your Mom first?? Why not go straight to ER or call Poison Control first? Get my point? I don't know how many times I've heard or read about someone calling Mom/friend/sister first, when they should be calling 911. Sometimes people need that support/push/help from the known not the unknown. KWIM?
She came to some place where she probably felt she would get a reassuring answer to her question/scare. Some people don't have the balls of steel like some peas and need a shove in the right direction. They don't want to do the wrong thing...one person in the past telling her how dumb it was to bring the kid in for "xyz" could make her question, in her mind, if this really is an emergency.

Hopefully her "silence" means she's at the ER


I really don't know why I called my Mom first. I know I'd already thought, "I'm going to take him to the ER", but I guess I wanted to make sure that I WAS doing the right thing. I was very young, inexperienced etc. I wasn't SURE that he had drank it, he insisted he hadn't, it didn't look like any was gone,etc. He was playing, acting completely normal until we got to the hospital. If he had been throwing up at the house, OMG, I would have been freaking out, pedal to the metal! I was still kind of thinking he didn't do it.

Also, I remember that I had just bought syrup of ipecac recently, and wanted to see if I should give it to him, or if there was something else I needed to do, like making him throw up or something(!!!). This was over 20 years ago, and I don't think I even knew about Poison Control then. I may be wrong about that, but I don't remember anyone talking about it in this instance.

I know we didn't even have 911 then, because it was huge deal when we got it and my boys were around 7-8 when that happened. I live in the boonies, LOL! Our road was a dirt road, also. It only got paved about 10 years ago!


I think I just didn't know how to handle at, honestly. I was scared, freaking out, and probably wasn't thinking my best. Also, I have had instances when a nurse acted like I was stupid for bringing my kid in the the ER with a stomachache(whole 'nother story!) so I guess that kind of affected my thinking.


If that happened today, I wouldn't hesitate in any form. BUT,I'm older, wiser, more exprienced. So, in a way I can understand the OP not knowing what to do. I wish she hadn't taken the time to argue with everyone about what she should do, in her second post. If you ask for advice, you should take it! If I was uncertain about anything with my kids, I found good advice and I took it.


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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:26:49 AM
Renze - I am glad your son is fine. I can only imagine how scared your were and I am very glad it turned out okay.

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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:30:28 AM

Anyways, this has confirmed once and for all that I am done with this message board...


Then why did you come back and POST yet again, Drama Mama?

Next time try a Thursday.










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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:34:39 AM


if this should turn bad you could be chanrged with Medical neglaced




oh.shut.up.





if this should turn bad you could be chanrged with Medical neglaced



and you should be charged with English neglaced




Have we run across a number10 relation?

Renze, I'm so glad your son is 100% okay, and I'm sad you were flayed in your time of need for advice.


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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:35:11 AM
You say no tylenol at all in his system. Did you actually go to the ER or are you just assuming that? Once again, you're not entirely forthcoming with information - that is part of the problem.


Oh, and this?


Anyways, this has confirmed once and for all that I am done with this message board...

How can you be done when you've posted to two threads in 6 months? Seems that's barely started! It doesn't even rate on the hairflip scale BTW.



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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:41:44 AM

I was right beside my son and he literally only had it in his mouth long enough to suck the coating off and he was at a near fatal level.


He must have an allergy or something to acetaminophen?? Children's chewables contain 80mg and by time times kids are 3+ they are taking 2-3 of those or 160-240mg. An adult tablet is 325mg. How did levels get fatal by sucking the coating of one? You must be petrified to keep tylenol is the house even.



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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:44:10 AM
Renze-I am so glad you came back to tell us how he is. I think a lot of us were very worried.

I hope you re-think your decision to leave the board. A lot of the thread was pretty positive, and I think that is indicative of the caring people we have here. I think the rest just did not always have their brains attached to their fingers as they typed---they did not think through what they were really saying. They were stressed and worried, and what they said did not come out the way it should have. I think that does happen sometimes on this board. Take those with a grain of salt.

So glad your son is OK.



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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:56:47 AM
Glad your son is ok. I think most of the not so nice responses were posted out of a genuine concern for your son. Sometimes when people are worried and scared things come across a little more harshly. KWIM?


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Posted: 1/15/2011 11:59:17 AM
I take 4 excedrin when things get really bad. It's 1000 mg of Tylenol so that's not going to hurt--but it is a little too much aspirin. I never ever take more than 1000 mg of Tylenol at a time but I figure aspirin, although a powerful medication, is not going to kill me if I go over the 650 mg dose--I just make sure I eat something when I take it.

Too many people still don't realize how harmful acetaminophen can be when too much is taken. It's nothing to fool around with.

I'm glad your little boy is OK.


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Posted: 1/15/2011 12:00:00 PM

Renze - I am glad your son is fine. I can only imagine how scared your were and I am very glad it turned out okay.


This.


Then why did you come back and POST yet again, Drama Mama?
Next time try a Thursday.



Well, aren't you in a friendly mood. It would appear that she came back to the board, read the lovely posts, and THEN stated that she was "done with this board". That is allowed isn't it? Since when does two posts equal a "Drama Mama" anyway?


You say no tylenol at all in his system. Did you actually go to the ER or are you just assuming that? Once again, you're not entirely forthcoming with information - that is part of the problem.


Good Lord, a young mom better have all the facts straight before she dares to post a question. And when the peas give advice, you had better take it, and be able to prove it. Next time she'll know to bring a note from the hospital back to the board with her.


How can you be done when you've posted to two threads in 6 months? Seems that's barely started! It doesn't even rate on the hairflip scale BTW.

I'm thinking it is like guacamole. Some people don't want to try it because they don't think they will like it. After just one bite, they are able to decide if they want to ever try it again. It's not really necessary for them to try it daily for six months before they decide. They are quick learners like that.

Glad to hear that everything turned out ok for your son. I guess I can relate to being new at mom-stuff and wanting to get reassurance from people that you were thinking were friendly experienced moms. Sorry that part didn't turn out so well for you.




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Posted: 1/15/2011 1:19:23 PM
Renze said "Anyways, this has confirmed once and for all that I am done with this message board... "

That might be the best thing for you. Being on a scrapbooking website during a medical crisis with your son wasn't the best choice to begin with. The words you chose during the crisis about being worried how someone might flame you came across very self centered.

The fact that you are concerned about how others are viewing you based on your behavior and your lack of understanding why were are upset with your ACTIONS clearly tells me, that being online isn't the best choice for you when looking for support.

Glad your son is ok.


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Posted: 1/15/2011 2:03:03 PM
Gosh I almost missed a hairflip. Glad I opened the thread now.

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Posted: 1/15/2011 2:03:20 PM
Another pharmacist weighing in here...Scrapwench, you can confirm but isn't the FDA looking at reducing the maximum daily acetaminophen dose from 4000mg to 2600mg? Canadian authorities are looking at this as well now.

One of the leading cause of liver failure is acetaminophen overdose....because people don't realize how much their acetaminophen they are taking due to taking multiple products...or combining with alcohol...or taking 4 extra strength tablets because after all, the max they put on the packages is just a guideline and way less than the REAL maximum....and I weigh quite a bit, that's only for people who weigh 120lbs....

ASK YOUR PHARMACIST WHEN YOU ARE MIXING DRUGS....OVER THE COUNTER AND/OR PRESCRIPTION!!!

And it is less toxic for kids under the age of 6 as they metabolize it differently HOWEVER because children are so much smaller, it still takes less tablets to have too much.

I'm glad the OP's child is fine. But for the rest of you who think that acetaminophen is so safe, think twice.

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Posted: 1/15/2011 2:08:56 PM

Once again, you're not entirely forthcoming with information - that is part of the problem.


The OP certainly doesn't owe you any more information than she wants to give. Get a life.


Renze - I'm happy your son is okay. I will say that I have raised three children and I didn't know how toxic a small amount of adult Tylenol (whether it be one or six) would be.

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Posted: 1/15/2011 2:25:59 PM

Glad your son is ok. I think most of the not so nice responses were posted out of a genuine concern for your son. Sometimes when people are worried and scared things come across a little more harshly. KWIM?


Most of you don't know me from Adam, but I did come across harsh and probably nasty on this thread.

To the OP, I never called asking your question stupid. I was lashing out at your behavior and the lack of your actions with your child. Had I been there in person I would have drug you out of the house to the er.

I'm glad to hear he's ok.

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