We ended up spending all day Saturday (about 9 hours) at the emergency room. Lincoln, in his always-running state of busyness, managed to pull a cup of really hot coffee down off the kitchen counter onto himself. He sustained some first and second degree burns on his shoulder, right arm, chin, chest, back, and neck.
It has not been fun around here the last few days. :(
Overall, he's been a trooper and even though he is refusing to take the pain medication the hospital sent home with us, he's not complaining much. I can't believe how strong he is!
We actually started off at one children's hospital and had to be transferred to another branch via ambulance. The nurses thought he would be scared of the experience. He doesn't look very excited in these photos, but believe me - he perked right up when he saw that wheeled stretcher. Why? It was a TRUCK.
|Riding the special truck down the hall.|
And the really nice paramedics flashed the lights and the siren for him as we got into the ambulance. I could have done without the entire experience, but my goodness this kid was really happy about riding in a big noisy truck! I'm thankful his truck obsession is still alive and well.
|First ambulance ride at 2 years old.|
We have some recovery time ahead of us, so for now there is just a lot of movie watching and snuggling at our house. I have a drama class beginning tonight, so I'm trying to get organized for that this afternoon while the kids are both (miraculously) asleep. We're still planning to take him to meet Thomas the Tank Engine next week and hoping to cross at least a few items off our bucket list - but he's not supposed to be in the sun much while healing, so we're going to have a lot more indoor fun this summer, I think.
I knew we had some ER trips ahead of us with this boy, but I wish he didn't have to deal with this while he's so little. This mama's heart is not enjoying this time in our life very much. :(
|Chip & Dale is the favorite cartoon right now.|
He's all bandaged up like a little mummy.
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