Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Colt's burn

Oh my goodness, so I've decided to just for the records put Colt's burn on here. I don't think I even told mom and dad about this even though it was pretty bad. So it was 2 days before New Years that Colt decided to take a cup of steaming hot water out of the microwave by himself. Needless to say, it was not a pretty sight. I was rounding the corner to the kitchen when I witnessed him taking the cup out. I think I might have scared him into spilling it onto his chest. It must've been my, "Ahhhhh! Colt! Don't take stuff out of there!" that made him get scared and jumpy and then splash the steaming hot water onto himself. Ohhh, it happened and he screamed! And I don't know how to even explain his scream. It was a nerve wracking jolt into thin air and he was scared and hurt and shaking and uncontrollable. So, I immediately called "Da" my grandfather in law who we always call when an emergency happens. Da used to drive an ambulance so he has an immidiate answer to all things medical. Its great. The one and only advice was cold ice water. So after I frantically got off the phone while trying to calm Colt down, I placed him on the counter and at the exact moment that I put a freezing cold rag on his chest, he found instant comfort. So, for the next 3 hours all I did was re-ice his rag while he laid there on the couch in pure uncomfort. Now, taking him to the dr.'s at this point was not on my list. And Da told me to look out for blisters. If there are blisters, no doubt about it, take him in. So at this point, I was taking it minute by minute just trying to keep that sad boy comfortable. And for the most part, as long as there was an ice cold washcloth on him, he was good. But literally the second the washcloth started warming up, he was in instant pain again.

This is what it looked like the next day. Incredibly, the night of the burn, Colt got a full sleep and the next morning, the morning that it looked like this, he didn't even complain about it. We asked him how he felt and he said, "good". And literally he never complained about it again.

So the next day I got burn medication from the Dr.'s and non stick pads. It was a miracle! The white burn cream is called silvadene and it is a MUST for burns. It cleared it right up. Here is a pic of Charley helping with Colt's wound. We would have to change it a couple times a day to re-apply new cream.

And here is Colt today. Just a mild discoloring where the really bad part of the burn was. Seriously, Colt was pain free after the first night. He is such a freakin trooper!