Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The burning question. . . . .

Notice anything different about our baby boy?
Oh! What's that you ask? Why is his right hand bandaged in what appears to be a bulky sock? Well, I hate to even tell the story but at least I can do it without tears now! Not to go into details that have been heard a million times already but to put it simply, our boy burned his hand! OUCH!
We were having such a great night! Brayton was happy as ever and we were all just laughing and playing together before bed. Our normal nightly routine. Daddy lit a fire in the woodstove and the kindling was burning down when he went to get a log to put on the fire. I was quickly helping Bodie with a toy when I heard the scream and turned to see my baby crawling up in the stove!!! In seconds we had him under the cold water and Daddy called 911. The fire had only been started for 5-8 minutes but the glass front was already hot and the damage was done. The Ambulance arrived in less than 4 minutes and we were on our way to the hospital. It was so sureal to even go through that it hardly seemed possible.
While in the ER they kept consulting with a burn center in Salt Lake City and we were waiting to find out if we would be transported to Utah. Scarey doesn't even come close to describing my fear. The word "skin graft" was thrown around like it was a done deal. We were sad, worried, sick with guilt, and just aching for the pain our baby was dealing with. They were certain that he would need at least a few skin grafts. I can't imagine had that been true!
Thanks to the hundreds of prayers and well wishes God decided to spare the boy any more pain and we were told the good news two days later! Best news ever! It happend 16 days ago and proabably needs another week or two to be back to normal but we are indeed grateful it wasn't any worse! He has been such a trooper as well! Hasn't even bothered him and for that we feel blessed!
Daddy and Bodie on his 50!
Sitting on his new toy!
Just too funny not to post! Annelise is our resident comic for sure!
Yo Pippy, YO!
Brayton also broke two new teeth this week!!! Four teeth total now so he has gone on strike against any and all baby food! He'll take the real deal please!


Machelle said...

When I first read this on facebook my heart ached! I am so thankful that he is a ok! Such a trooper! God bless!

Two Little Bugs and a Bichon said...

I am so thankful he is okay, that is sooo scary. Truly amazing how something terrible can happen in a matter of seconds. Be kind to yourself, it was an accident. But he is the cutest kid ever with a bandaged up arm, that smile is priceless.

The Campbells said...

I am so glad Brayton is ok. It looks like it is not slowing him down one bit and you must be so proud of him. He is really cute. Your kids look very happy and I so impressed with how you are maintaining active life style with three young children.

Crysty said...

Thank goodness he's okay! It's SO scary when stuff like this happens! I told you all my horror stories...LOL Kids are so resilient.