After the Steak-n-Shake incident (see previous post!)….we went to bed hoping for a better day. It didn’t happen.
Mom’s always seem to have a sixth sense, eyes in the back of their head, or a kind of super hearing…
I woke, hearing Rachael get up out of bed, head into the kitchen and open the fridge (her bedroom was on the main floor). Uh oh…I was up, out of bed and heading down the stairs, but I was too late. She had already grabbed and opened a glass jar of mayonnaise and was spreading it all over herself…WHAT!? Rachael, what are you doing? As I tried to remove the glass jar from her grasp, the fight was on. She would not let go, and she was slippery…it was like an episode of WWF wrestling but with mayonnaise.
I was mostly concerned she was going to break the jar and get cut by the glass. I finally was able to get it from her and had to sit on her holding both her flailing arms and avoiding being kicked and hit, while she was screaming at the top of her lungs. Why was this happening? First yesterday, then today? I racked my brain to figure out what was happening and why. What was different? Well, her behavior that was for sure…as I looked down at my flailing screaming child, I noticed the scopolamine patch affixed Behind her ear…could it be? I peeled the patch off and called for my other daughter Sarah to come help me. Where was I going to get an able-bodied adult to help me that was close by? I had Sarah call my friend Helen, who lived the closest and was familiar with Rachael. We were both single parents and traded babysitting sometimes. Although, I think she was more help to me than I ever was to her.
Helen readily and quickly responded. Her mouth dropped open at the sight of us when she walked in the door. I told her I had to take Rachael to the hospital but I needed to get us cleaned up first. She helped me get Rachael cleaned up and then stayed with her while I quickly took a shower and got me and Sarah ready to go.
I took Rachael to the hospital, and wouldn’t you know it…by the time we got there she was fine. I got the feeling the medical staff thought I was exaggerating, but I have witnesses! You just can’t make this stuff up!
Needless to say no more Scopolamine patch (Click her for more info about Scopolamine) . Even though this incident happened in 2000, years ago, we had a more recent med change that resulted in another incident…We will call it “Trouble with Rachael at the Mall”…next time…