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. So yeah, kids are hella embarrassing -- and I know I'm not the only one who this has happened to. 


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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. Was it my most proud parenting moment? No, no it was not. 

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. It happens to all parents at one point or another. But hey, we can't help it; kids can't always tells us what's wrong, or they get scared themselves when they feel like they are getting sick. We're only human! Read on for some hilarious and cringeworthy stories and then double-check to make sure that the ol' health insurance card is handy -- it could be anyone next! After all, it's always better to be safe (if somewhat embarrassed) than sorry, right?

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