All of the situations described below either are or could be life-threatening emergencies, and you should always call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room:
- Sudden onset of difficulty breathing
- Possible ingestion of toxic or poisonous substances
- Any injury resulting in loss of consciousness
- Major bleeding, obvious broken bones, or damage to the eyes
- Seizures or convulsions
As an extra precaution, take time to post the National Capital Poison Center phone number (1-800-222-1222) on every phone in your home. It's a toll free number for the United States.
Nurse Chickie, The Twin Source house RN, has almost three decades of nursing experience beginning with pediatrics in 1982, and more love for her “grandbabies” than two little twins can handle.
Always remember, the information contained on The Twin Source is not intended for medical diagnosis. Any medical information found on this site should be discussed with your health care professional. Always consult your doctor for any medical advice.