Last Thursday was a day to remember… The boys n I were at a friends house. We were just done eating lunch, when my baby began to cry, in a way I knew he was really hurting. (As Mom’s, we know our baby’s cry’s!) He was out on the deck, and had been playing. I looked around for something that may have hurt him, but there wasn’t really anything there. Then one of the boys told me he walked on a sheet of metal laying there and that ‘it was hot’. So I promptly went into the bathroom and put his feet in the sink n filled it with cold water. Then I tried to see what all was wrong. His left hand showed signs of something, with the skin being pinched up along the bottom of his palm, so I put that under water. Then I noticed his left leg looked funny, so was throwing water on that.
I headed home then, and was planning to use my Aloe Vera plant, totally using it up if I had to!! But realized I couldn’t do it by myself, with a little body that was filled with pain and just wanting his Mom to hold him. A quick call to my Mother-in-law, brought her to my side in just a few minutes. And she brought along the B & W Salve!!!
And we tenderly smeared the salve on his burns and wrapped them up. I then sat and snuggled with him, as he drowsily laid in my arms. He couldn’t sleep, and was restless. But quiet, as he lay there. Then within about a half an hour he decided he wanted to go. I knew he would not be able to walk on his right foot, but knew he would have to learn for himself.
He decided my lap was BEST!! And was happy to just stay there. He was by then pain free and acting more like himself. But I knew the road to healing was just beginning…
He would have many days of being wrapped up and pain filled moments. And days where he would not be able to walk. How do you tell a 13 1/2 mth old he can’t go play like normal?? He felt so good, but for the fact that the burn on his foot was a huge blister.
So now it is his leg that looks the worse. And it pains him the most. The skin has mostly come off and it’s raw flesh, that bleeds easily and is just painful. It’s painful for me to even look at it. It hurts me that I have to hurt him, every time I re-bandage his burns.