"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thursday a week ago I was heartbroken. This was when Caroline turned the iron, that was cooling on the scales in our bathroom, over on her leg and got a second degree burn. It has taken me a while to post about her big boo boo because it was totally my fault and I still haven't found room in my heart to forgive myself. I know babies and children are going to get hurt but I never imagined mine getting burned. It all happened so fast and before this happened I thought I watched her every move. Now I'm behind her every step.
She was napping. I ironed then placed it backwards on the scales to cool. Twenty minutes later she wakes up Sam changes her diaper and helps get her ready to go out for lunch and do some family shopping. He puts her and down and asks did I have her. I said I did. I went into the bathroom to brush my hair and she followed. She was standing right beside me. She was right there. Then she cried. Sam said she only cried long enough for him to get from one room in the house to where we were but I cried the whole rest of the day. I cry almost every time I change her wound dressing, diaper, clothes, when I give her a bath...almost every time I see it. I have apogolized to her over and over. When I'm changing her bandages and when she looks at it she says, "Uh-Oh" and continues playing with whatever is nearby until I finish. I think she's forgotten about it.
We immediatley took her to her peditrician where she put silvadene creme on it and wrapped it with codan. She then gave us instructions on how to care for her leg at home and promised that she'd be okay.
Her leg is healing nicely and I can't wait for the bandages to be gone for good. We had a follow up appointment last week and we have another one this week so that we can get cleared for going to the beach (which by the way will be her very first beach trip!).
Her leg hasn't stopped her from being the busy girl that she is and I'm so glad and very thankful that it wasn't any worse than it was. Thank you to those that prayed for little Caroline's healing! We are on the mend!
I can say that I defintely have learned my lesson and that our iron has a new spot for cooling.

Playing, playing, playing with her choo-choo train!
It goes so much better in the kitchen!

Here's her leg all bandaged.
She's still playing away!

Her boo boo leg.

During the day we have to keep a sock
on her leg because if not she'll pull it off.
Once she did and tried to eat the stuffing
from the bandage.

We are multicolored today! We ran out of the purple so we added
pink. C didn't seem to mind. We don't have to bandage it all the way
to her foot anymore. We just have to keep the leg covered.


jan kessler said...

Things happen so fast. We will pray for Mommy too. Try not to be so hard on yourself. I know it is easier said than done.

Heather and Travis said...

As mommies we are programmed to feel guilty and blame ourselves. YOU are an excellent mother and we all know that you love and care for Caroline like no other. So glad to hear she is on the mend! Love you all!

Daniel and Carrie Moore said...

Poor Caroline and poor you! I know that had to be so hard and I completely understand you feeling so bad. It's hard when you try so hard to protect them and then they get hurt anyway! You're a great mommy! :)