Bode Miller Urges Parents to ‘Test Your CO Detectors’ After His Children Are Hospitalized

Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan Miller, can’t seem to catch a break with their children. The 45-year-old former Olympic skier took to his Instagram account to share another health scare the family experienced recently – this time involving all five of their children, though only one of them ended up in the hospital. 

According to Bode, the family had a crane parked in their driveway for several hours and, while they kept the ‘kids inside for obvious safety reasons,’ their children got ‘really sick from it.’ Bode further explained that Asher, one of his 3-year-old twin boys, ended up in the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.’

He felt the need to share his family’s experience and use it as a reminder to others of the many ‘dangers of carbon monoxide’ and urged parents to remember to ‘go test your CO detectors.’ According to the CDC, ‘carbon monoxide poisoning is the second most common cause of non-medicinal poisonings death.’ 

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While Bode’s post – which was shared on July 27 – has since been deleted, his wife posted an update on July 28 to address the messages they had received over the past 24 hours. Her post included a video of the couple comforting three of their children – who were on hospital beds hooked up to oxygen masks. 

“Two weeks ago, we had a crane at our house to remove our broken hot tub. Asher, Aksel and Scarlet innocently stood on the front step of our house to watch the action which resulted in them getting carbon monoxide poisoning due to the lack of airflow in our driveway landing them in the ER,” Miller wrote.

The mother of six (one of whom died in 2018) described it as a ‘terrifying experience’ and confirmed that her children ‘were on high flow oxygen for over four hours.’ While it’s certainly something no parent ever wants to go through, Morgan Miller was ‘thanking [her] lucky stars they are okay’ – another crisis avoided!

She then shared the post on her Instagram Story with a text overlay that reads, “Mama’s heart needs a break.” Considering what the family has gone through over the past five years, fans were glad to hear that the children were doing well and flooded the comments section with worry, prayers, and questions. 

Bode Miller and Morgan Miller Lost a Daughter in 2018

While the family walked away unscathed in their recent hospital outing, Bode Miller and Morgan Miller haven’t always been so fortunate. Things went south for the Miller family on June 10, 2018, when their then-19-month-old daughter, Emeline (Emmy), died in a drowning accident while at a neighbor’s house.

They were all inside and Morgan was having a conversation with the neighbor when things got a little too quiet in the house. “We’re in mid-conversation and I stood up. And I turned and I went right to where the boys were and I said, ‘Where’s Emmy?’” she said in a July interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie.

That’s when she realized the door to the backyard was open. “And my heart sank and I opened the door and she was floating in the pool. And I ran and I jumped in,” she said. Emmy was rushed to the hospital, but later died because her brain had lost oxygen for too long. The family was and still is devastated. 

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More recently, Bode Miller and his wife announced that their 3-year-old son, Asher, was rushed to the hospital after experiencing a febrile seizure. “We took that same ambulance to the same hospital we took Emmy to but this time we got to leave with our child,” Morgan detailed in an Instagram Story in December.

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