'I'm sorry, Mommy!' Sabine Co. family urges caution after 3-year - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

'I'm sorry, Mommy!' Sabine Co. family urges caution after 3-year-old's close call

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Covington Co. Sheriff's deputy killed in crash

    Covington Co. Sheriff's deputy killed in crash

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:17:06 GMT
    A Covington County Sheriff's deputy who was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning is being identified as Deputy Heath Kelly, according to Alabama State Troopers.More >>
    A Covington County Sheriff's deputy who was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning is being identified as Deputy Heath Kelly, according to Alabama State Troopers.More >>
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:12:13 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...More >>
    Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the...More >>
  • Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

    Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:20:08 GMT
    The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved...More >>
    The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are...More >>
PINELAND, TX (KTRE) -

An East Texas woman and her family were hoping to have a relaxing weekend vacation, but they say it could have ended in disaster when a 3-year-old girl found a pill on the floor of their hotel room.

East Texas News met with the family today and talked to the girl about what she has learned to do if she ever finds a stray pill again.

"I'm sorry, Mommy," Kylee said.

Three-year-old Kylee is still sorry for what she did at a hotel over the weekend, but her family is just grateful to have her alive.

"We started calling a friend of ours, and he was a paramedic and his words exactly was, ‘If she would have eaten that pill it would have bottomed her sugar out,'" said Lisa Pate, Kylee's grandmother.

That pill is Glimepride, a drug used to fight high blood sugar.

Kylee was playing on the floor when she found the pill.

Not knowing if or how long she put the pill in her mouth, scared her mother.

"I was mad and upset and panicking; scared to death," said Aryan McGuire, Kylee's mother. "I went straight up there, and I was told to give her sugar, so I gave her orange juice and pudding and whatever I could."

An East Texas pharmacist said if a 3-year-old takes a pill meant for an adult, the results could be very dangerous.

"In the age three range," said Jane Ann Godsee, a local pharmacist. "That's approximately 12 times the adult dose. It could include everything from no harm all the way up to death."

So now, this grandmother is warning parents about the dangers inside a hotel room.

"If you have children, sweep that room from one side to the next," Pate said.

Godsee believes it can start before the vacation begins.

"Make sure that the children understand that it is a medication," Godsee said. "It's not candy; it's not something good."

Even though it was scary, Kylee now knows what to do.

"If you find something on the ground, give it to Momma or Daddy," Kylee said.

Pate said she talked to the front desk at the hotel, and a report was filed. She said the hotel did offer an apology.

Copyright 2013 KTRE. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow