A Drew County toddler is alert and in stable condition at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock after ingesting her father’s medication, according to Lt. Tim Nichols, a criminal investigator with the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.
The child’s mother called 911 late Saturday night saying her 2-year-old had gotten into her father’s medication. She said she and the toddler were in one part of the residence while the father was sleeping in another room. The child then went to the bedroom where her father was sleeping and apparently ingested some of his medicine, according to Nichols.
Nichols said the mother reported going to check on the toddler and discovering the unresponsive child, some pills and an empty pill bottle.
The toddler was transported to Drew Memorial Hospital then transferred by Arkansas Children’s Hospital jet to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock where she is alert and in stable condition, according to Nichols.
Nichols said it isn’t clear how many pills the child ingested.
“The sheriff’s office would like to express to parents and guardians how important it is to keep all medications and other chemicals out of reach of children,” Nichols said. “If you have medications that are expired, unused or just lying around, take them the Monticello Police Department’s pill drop box or any other agency in your area that has a pill drop box.”