16 Mortifying Reasons Moms Rushed Their Kids to the ER

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It was almost midnight and something was clearly wrong with my 4-year-old. I was convinced she was going to need her appendix out, so off to the ER we went. After hours of waiting and a set of x-rays, the verdict was in: She just really ... needed ... to poop.


Although I was glad there was nothing seriously wrong, I was a bit embarrassed to have rushed to the hospital for something that was eventually cured by some apple juice and a bowlful of raisins. 

Thankfully, I know I'm not alone when it comes to having rushed to the emergency room with a kid for something embarrassing, ridiculous, or just plain unnecessary. Click on for some hilarious and cringeworthy stories and then double-check to make sure you've got your health insurance cards handy -- your turn could be next! After all, it's always better to be safe (if somewhat embarrassed) than sorry, right?

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