I am posting this between my appointments and only with about 1.5 hours of sleep, so forgive the errors.

Everyone, if you have gas appliances in your home, please get a CO monitor! I got lax about it because we had electric for so long, then wood and electric. When we moved, we had an old gas heater removed and a new dual fuel furnace installed as well as a new gas tankless water heater. The home is a fixer upper, and these things were in need of replacement.

I did not get a CO monitor. It nearly cost me my family last night. Luckily, we realized what was happening before it was too late. Watching your family, especially a 20 month old baby, having arterial blood gasses taken and in a potentially life threatening situation for something you could have prevented with a $15 monitor is a real kick in the gut. 6 hours of O2 later, most of the effects have worn off, and we are told there should be no further complications. I prayed pretty hard last night.

learn from my mistake.