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Monday, May 4, 2009

Burned baby

My youngest son was injured recently. He placed his hands on a fire pit lid and received 2nd degree burns. He's in a lot of pain and on 2 pain medications to help.

Then, the next day when my husband took him for a follow-up at the ER for a bandage change, an insane doctor decided to pop the blisters covering his palms because he felt they were "too big". Idiot. I will never let one of my children go to a doctor without me along again. Ever.

Blisters form for a reason. Our bodies are efficient machines capable of healing so much on their own! Our bodies know what to do. Who was this crazy man to decide his blisters needed to be popped!

Our family doctor agreed with me the next day when we took Tristan in.

On the ER care instructions it plainly says "Do not pop any blisters that may form".

So now that he has no protective blisters, there is a lot of blood and discharge. This picture below isn't very clear, but you can see that he soaked through all 15 or so layers of bandages during the night. That's not his fingertips you're seeing through the bandage. It's the blood and discharge. Really, doctors that think they know better than the human body should not be allowed to practice medicine.

Oh, and now without the cushioning blisters he's in a LOT more pain. And at a much higher risk for infection.

We go back to the doctor in a few days so long as an infection doesn't develop in the meantime.

Grrrr..... I'm upset on so many levels.


  1. I hope he heals quickly! Poor kid. He's probably irritated that he can't use his hands right now.

  2. Oh, man. Praying for quick healing!