Yesterday was a fairly normal day, errands to run and things to do around the house. I invited my two sisters and my one brother over for dinner. We ate and then were sitting in the family room chatting and watching TV. My husband was still in the kitchen, sitting at the table drinking his coffee.....All of a sudden he says "OMG, I just took five of the wrong pill"! To which we all responded, "what do you mean"?
Apparently, he was getting ready to take his evening meds and was also doing his pills for the week (putting them in his weekly pill holder) at the same time. He thought he was taking his one diabetes medication (he takes five at once) but instead picked up his Lipitor and took five of them. They are 40mg tablets. After trying to decide who we should call, I ended up calling the local Poison Control Center at the Medical Center. The lady there assured me that he would be okay, with the only possible side effect being an upset stomach.
Now all I have to do is convince our daughter that he wasn't trying to kill himself! Stacey has a Traumatic Brain Injury from an auto accident and sometimes has trouble understanding what is going on. One of the first things she said when she woke up this morning was "Daddy tried to kill himself last night"! OMGosh, it's going to be a long day trying to convince her it was an accident! Maybe when everyone arrives for the cookout today she'll forget about it! If not, she'll be telling everyone that "Daddy tried to kill himself last night"! LOL......NEVER a dull moment!