31 December, 2009

A Memorable Christmas!

It was a lovely morning with a happy child enjoying some tractors, a tonka truck & a Thomas Tank Engine train track. Can't be much better than that! He was spoilt then by Grandparents & other relatives. Lunch was at Gran & Grandad's place. We had a lovely Christmas dinner. Unfortunately we didn't get dessert for another 2 days!

BJ got burnt. He walked on a bit of sheet metal that was hot from the sun. He got burnt. (sorry to family members that might read this & hear this news here first). We went to emergency at the hospital. We were there for a couple of hours while they decided what to do with us. Whether to send us to Hobart hospital or stay there. We ended up staying there. We were told we would have to go to the Burns Unit & Hobart Hospital on Tuesday though & that we would probably be there until then. It was a pretty odd evening I guess. But BJ slept well all night thank goodness. I thought I would be up all night with him screaming in pain. That was the worst bit. But during the night he didn't. He just woke, I gave him his bottle like he normally has & he conked out. So that was good. They told us Boxing Day that we could go home that day. What a relief. I think it was because he had gone the night without pain relief. We were only there so they could give him that in the first place.

Here's BJ with his "special socks" on on Boxing Day.

He was good once we were home for a few hours. Adjusting to being home. Adjusting to being carried everywhere. Adjusting to special socks.

Sunday he was zoming around the place. Can't keep him still. He soon figured out he must crawl. Monday he was walking!

Tuesday to Hobart. Dressing changed. Feet healing quite well. Today he is already walking on them again. Yesterday he tried a couple of times, but very gingerly would left the worst foot up again. We go today for dressings changed at the doctor locally (thank goodness as they could have made us go to Hobart again for that). But we go to Hobart again on Monday. Praying hard that the healing as gone as it should to avoid skin grafts!!!

Anyway, Happy New Year to all my friends & family out there. Hopefully it is a happy & exciting time for all.

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I
Happy New Year - ABBA


Yvonne said...

Poor BJ. Glad that he is doing well and able to walk after the burn. He is a trooper! I burnt my foot over some baked cookies when I was 7 years old and cried like a baby, waking up in the night and whining.

Kim said...

Aw, poor BJ!! I hope he's well on the way to recovering with no permanent scars. Fingers crossed he doesn't become like my DS, a new medical drama every Christmas - broken leg, broken arm, chicken pox, cut his eye open, etc. LOL