We had a little incident at our house yesterday...Tuck got his first burn and it was devastating let me tell you!! I had fixed grill cheese sandwiches for all the boys plus the neighbor friend. They, along with Brent were all standing in the kitchen around the island and stove area. I was finished cooking and was cleaning up. Our stove is electric so when you turn off the burner, a light stays on that says hot stove top. I told all the boys, since they were so close by and have a tendency at a second's notice to take off into a game of tag or hide and seek, that the stove was still hot!
I went upstairs to get ready for a mean game of CARS on the PS3 which I had been promising Tuck. I was in the hall and Tuck came up crying, Brent was freakin' out thinking that Tuck was crying because of one of his brothers was giving him a hard time or something. Once I finally was able to interpret between sobs and him holding his hand funny, that he had stuck his hand on the STOVE!
You know, when you touch something hot, it takes a second to feel it and by then you are burned, BAD. Poor Tuck! I just didn't know what to do to make him feel better. All my books just said cool water. No ointments, salves, creams, nothing! So he sat with his hand in a cup of water, took tylenol, and watched Madegascar 2. I read to him, anything to take his mind off the pain. I felt so useless. You know they look to us Moms to "make it better". Usually we can, but with a burn all it takes is time. By late afternoon, he was playing hide and seek in the house and all was better. Today it has blistered a little and since I told him not to bust the blisters, he is all paranoid about it and asks me every few minutes if one has busted!!
I am just glad he is better. Broke my heart to see him in such pain. I don't think he has ever felt pain that bad before. I think it too him by surprise.
(you can see the blisters on the bottom section of his fingers, his thumb and the top section of his palm. we still don't know what he was doing and how he avoided getting them on the tips)
Hope you are having a great week!