Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Baby's Hand

My youngest is a ball of energy, purely mischievous. I am surprised it has taken this long for our first ER visit with him. I am sure it is the first of many to come.

On Saturday early evening, we rushed our little guy to the ER. His sister was on the treadmill and he had found his way in there and somehow got his hand caught in the moving belt. It stripped layers of skin off of all four fingers on his right hand. There was black skin hanging off his little hand when I found him.

They were great in the ER. I had just worked with them a couple of hours before and I was happy with who was on staff that evening. They showed me how to wrap Collin's severely burned hand and explained what I needed to do to take care of it and also explaining what to watch for. In no time, I walked out of there with my ball of 1.5 year old energy feeling much better (I think it had something to do with the pain killers they gave him).

I have been faithful in keeping it clean, wrapped properly, and it seems to have not really bothered him as much as I thought it would. Dressing changes are the worst. He sits there and screams mostly the whole time. It breaks my heart and also makes me so thankful that my kids have been , for the most part, perfectly healthy. He's a trooper. We go tomorrow for a follow up with his pediatrician. Crossing my fingers that we hear a good report and a "keep doing what you are doing."

Day one, shortly after we came back from the ER

Day Three - in tub trying to rinse the cream off and clean it up before dressing it again.

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Stephanie said...

Ouch! Poor thing!

Treadmills always scared me!