As some of you know I'm a soapnut addict, I have been for a few years now. I buy washing powder every few months, as I like to wash the bedcovers in it. Soapnuts just doesn't do that clean fresh bed feeling. I saw the post on supersavvyme / savvycircle about the new Ariel liquid tablets and I applied as i had never used a liquid tab before and was eager to see what the fuss was about.
We got the product and overall was really pleased, until I thought the undoable would happen. While I had gone to collect my son, my other half was looking after my daughter. While he was getting dressed he heard a piecing scream, to find my 2 year old daughter had used the washing machine to climb up and get to the box. The tablet had burst right into her eyes, covering most of the left side of her face. Resulting in Hysterics of screaming and crying as she was in so much pain. After rinsing her eyes under cold water we took her up to A&E which resulted her having two bags of saline solution rinsed though her eyes. Watching your child getting pinned down by your other half and three other nurses while screaming for everyone to stop is utter heartbreaking.
We woke up this morning to her one eye completely swollen and stuck together. We arrived at A&E to have her one eye rinsed again and a yellow dye to be added in to her eye so the doctor could see if there was any damage. The doctor found an abrasion and sent us to an eye specialist to the other side of town. Where again the eye was rinsed and accessed with a lot of drops and lights. Bearing in mind my daughter is only two years out and its a lot to take in she has been a solider thought out all this! We was told she has a scratch on her eye and has to be assessed every 24 hours to make sure it heals and there is no infection. We have been sent home with antibiotics four times a day and a thick cream which has to be applied when she is sleeping to give the best chance of there being no permanent damage to her eye.
I've been told today that liquidtab chemicals can do more damage than having bleach go in your eye. I find this strange as a bottle of bleach has a safely cap and a box of Ariel tabs has a simple flip up lid???
Please please if you use this liquidtabs, always make sure they are in a locked cupboard away from any danger. These things are dangerous around children and should not be left out even if you think they are out of reach!