Saturday, December 26, 2009

Nothing says "Christmas" quite like a trip to the E.R.

Kelli & Doug were so sweet to invite us to Christmas dinner at their house. We were excited to get to spend the evening with the Ylda clan, Wade's grandparents, Pam, and Nana. The Yldas throw great parties, so we knew that it would be a fun night.

Kelli had a yummy meal planned. She is definitely a wonderful hostess!
Everyone was in the kitchen prepping for dinner. There was food galore, and it all looked so tasty! Just as they were pulling the beef tenderloin out of the oven, I heard Wade's Aunt Kim scream. She said, "Drew just touched the oven!!!" He had put his hands directly on the open oven door! I immediately panicked, of course, and ran to scoop up my baby. I ran to the sink and put his hands under the cold running water. He screamed, and he screamed, and he screamed. It was awful!!! There is nothing worse than knowing your child is in horrible pain and there is nothing that you can do to fix it. :(

Everyone went into first aid mode bringing ice packs, frozen peas, toys for distraction, pacifiers, etc. After a few minutes he seemed to be calming down a bit. His hands were pink, but there weren't any blisters. We just held him and tried to keep something cool on his hands at all times. However, after about 20 minutes he was still screaming in pain. Wade & I loaded him up and headed to the E.R.

On the way to the hospital, he screamed and cried even worse than before. He was arching his back up out of his carseat and grabbing for my arms. It really did break my heart! I cried with him for most of the ride.

By the time that we got inside the E.R., he had calmed down quite a bit. The triage nurse saw him and looked at his hands. There were little blisters forming by this point. :( We waited for a little while and then they took us back to the room. The doctor confirmed that he had first and second degree burns on his hands. Poor Baby! They gave him Silvadene cream and bandaged him up. They teased that he looked like a boxer with all the gauze on his hands. :) They instructed us to apply the cream 3-4 times a day and redo the dressing as needed. It should heal within 2 weeks with no scarring. It could have been so much worse! I am sooo thankful that it wasn't!

All of our family was so helpful throughout the whole ordeal! People were calling and texting constantly to see how Drew was. Kelli, Kim, and Grandmom insisted that we leave Clayton with them while we took Drew in. I was so thankful for that! Wade & I both got to focus on Drew without worrying about Clayton. We knew he was in great hands!

We were in and out of the E.R. within about 2.5 hours. So, we got to go back to Kelli & Doug's and see everyone for a few more minutes before heading home.

The boys wrestled in the floor with Joe
Doug is a big kid at heart, so all of the kids adore him. Clayton is no exception...
He LOVES Doug!
My cutie pie little boxer baby...
Today, the blisters are really showing. The one on his right pinkie finger is the worst. Ouch!
He has slept and played very well, though. I am so thankful for that! He doesn't even act like it is bothering him. Thank you, Lord, for making children so resilient!
It was an eventful Christmas for sure! Some parts were great, and some parts were not so great. But, it will definitely be a Christmas that we will never forget.


Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Poor baby Drew!! That is awful!!!!

Hannah said...

I cried just reading it. Bless you for surving! My heart would have broken in two!

Holly said...

Poor little Drew! Those blisters look so painful. I'm thankful he's healing. What a scare!

Melissa said...

Oh Sarah! I can't believe that! What a scary situation! Glad Drew is doing ok now. Missed you this morning! :)

halie said...

Oh my goodness!! I am so glad he is okay and healing well. I'm not sure how I would have handled that--you're a brave mommy & what a tough baby boy!

Leah said...

Man oh man! That poor sweet Drew! Do you think he may have inherited your "Lucy moments" gene??? Ha.

I am glad he is okay. He is such an easy little guy...who never complains. Even when he has 2 hands full of blisters!

Love his little boxer look! No more ER excitement for the year, okay?1?

Tara said...

Oh no!!! Poor baby! Bless his little heart. I'm glad he's handling well. We missed seeing everyone for Christmas. Hope to see you all soon.

...traci : ) said...

OUCH!! baby drew, get better soon! we're praying for you.