Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Prayer Request For my Baby Girl

****UPDATE- Thanks for all of your kind words, thoughts and prayers. We took Hadley downtown this morning, waited two hours to see the plastic surgeon who barley eyed her foot and basically said, "looks good, healing well, keep up what you are doing." We go back next week. He said it doesn't look like surgery will be necessary. It is a 2nd degree burn. We have to keep her off of her feet as much as we can until it heals. He said next week we should know how the scarring will be. If the skin starts to come back before two weeks he said it usually isn't much of a scar, anything longer, there is. He was optomistic that she is healing fast. Anyway, we truly appreciate all your prayers, emails, texts, and phone calls. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Well, we had a scary, sad
weekend. I was getting
ready for a girls trip on Friday and needless to say, never made it. As I was getting ready to leave and finishing packing up, Gavin asked if Hadley could play with him and Ellie. I said yes, they play together all the time, never a problem. I hear a horrible scream from Hadley minutes later...I run to find her in the sink in the bathroom with the hot water only on. Hot water in the sink, how bad can it be?? Bad. We just upped the water heater a few weeks ago as we were running out of hot water when we'd bath and shower. I pull her out and she grabs her feet as she's screaming. I immediately can see she has blisters and within a minute, the skin has peeled all the way off. Raw, red toes. I call our neighbor panicked, he rushes over and tells me yes I need to go to the ER. I grab Gavin and Ellie and get in the car, head to the ER. Get to the ER, realize Gavin has no shoes on...don't care..we all run in. I am hysterical and can hardly talk. G and E are crying and Hadley is going ballistic like I have never seen. I just keep saying, "Her feet...her feet." And I am throwing my license, insurance card and credit card at the receptionist without her even asking. They immediately get us into triage, then a room. They tell me they are going to ambulance her downtown to the Herman Pediatric Burn Ward. As they are telling me this Frank gets there. He completely melts down as he is hearing the doctor say this and seeing Hadley get an IV put in her arm. We call his mom to come get G and E. They give Hadley a dose of morphine..doesn't touch her pain...give her another dose...still going crazy. Give her codiene and she calms down a little. As we were waiting, I get grilled by three different people about exactly what happened. I realize they are trying to see if it was truly an accident. I ask what the hold up is with the ambulance. They tell me it is waiting for us, but they can't get us in the ambulance until Hermann admits us. So the doctor walks in and says, Hermann is really busy and they want to treat her as an outpatient for the weekend and to go see the specialist downtown on Monday morning. So we were sent home with tylenol with codeine, burn ointment that has silver in it, and lots of gauze and bandage wraps. We've been medicating her every 7-8 hours and wake her at night. She is totally out of it. The medicine is helping take the pain away. She's been a trooper. The hard part, besides seeing her burn, and feeling guilty, is that she can't walk. They want us to keep her foot elevated. It is really hard. She screams to get down after about 30 minutes of being held. She wants to get down and play. I think this is the one time in my life I wish she liked T.V. She is not a television baby at all. I've been trying Elmo, Wiggles..nothing. She just wants to play. We go see the doctor tomorrow. Please keep Hadley in your prayers. I am hoping the doctor tomorrow will tell us it will heal, that is it healing already, and that she'll be able to walk again soon...and that we can take her off the pain meds soon. It is miserable to see your child in pain. I feel so guilty for not keeping my eye on her. I feel guilty that we just turned up the water heater. I know accidents happen, and as a friend told me, we are our worst critics...but still. I am her mother and I should have been watching her more closely. I never in a million years would have thought this would happen. So as you are saying your prayers tonight, please remember our little Hadley. Pray for a speedy recovery, and pray for her burn to not get infected.

29 comments:

Tanni said...

Oh Lacey! I will keep you guys is my prayers. You are a fabulous MOTHER! This could have happened to anyone of us. I lost Grayson at the tree at the mall when he was 18 months and 2 adults were watching him (one being me). He crawled through a hidden whole out into the mall. It all happened in less than a minute. People were so quick to judge. Accidents happen...even when we are very good parents. FORGIVE yourself. :)
Keep us posted on how it goes tomorrow. Do you have someone to watch Gavin and Ellie? They are more than welcome to play at my house. :)

HUGS!

Preecemom said...

As a parent whose child nearly died while she was 5 feet away from me I know how you're feeling. Don't beat yourself up- you are a FABULOUS mother and person. We will definitely keep you guys in our prayers!

sarah watson said...

Praying for Hadley!

Honeyman 4 said...

We are praying for God's healing and peace.

parsonsfamily said...

Lacey, you are such a wonderful mother! What a scary, horrible thing to have to go through...I am praying for little Hadley, for fast healing and peace for all of you.

ashley said...

Accidents do happen!! You are a wonderful mother and don't blame yourself!! We will keep your precious baby girl in our prayers!!

Mike and Jess Richey said...

First, forgive yourself Lacey. You are an amazing mom! I hope to be half of what you are one day! I will continue to pray for little Hadley and for the family. It has to have shaken everyone up! Love you guys. Let me know if I can do anything. I live so close!

Emily said...

We will certainly continue to pray for Hads! And yes, you are an incredible mom. Seriously, so amazing. I am so glad that it wasn't worse than it turned out to be. She's in great hands!!!

amanda said...

oh, lacey. my heart sank as i read this. i am so sorry you guys, and especially sweet little hadley, are going through this. i have to think it was a very positive sign that they sent you home for the weekend. please, please call if you'd like gavin and ellie to come play tomorrow while y'all head to the doctor. we'd love to have them! let me know if you need anything and yes, please keep us posted. lots of prayers coming your way.

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness, Lacey. I am so sorry about all of this. You absolutely should not beat yourself up over this. I know it's much easier said than done. Moms just have a ridiculous thing with guilt. But like everyone else said, it truly could have happened to ANY of us. My kiddos play all the time without my eyes watching them. I will be praying for Hadley.

Kristyn said...

I am so sorry!!!! I will definitely keep Hads in my prayers!!! I am so sorry that you have to keep this active little girl still. If you guys need anything, please don't hesitate to call.

Our Life Together said...

I have been praying for you guys all weekend and you have been on my mind constantly. You are a wonderful Mommy and yes, this could have happened to any of us. And we will definitely have to make up this girls weekend. I was excited to get to know you better! Please keep us posted on precious Hadley!

Toni said...

Lacey, I am just heart broken for Hadley. It could've been Kate or any of the kids we know, it just happens. You are a wonderful mom and I admire you so much for that, please don't beat yourself up over it. We will continue to pray for her speedy healing and also for you and Frank as you deal with a sick baby. Keep us posted!

Lisa W said...

Lacey, My heart goes out to you guys! Praying for a speedy recovery for Hadley. Keep me posted!

Amy said...

Hope Hadley starts feeling better soon. I will pray that her pain goes away quickly and she starts to heal.

The Guess Family said...

Lacey,
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Hadley! We will be praying for her complete recovery. Don't beat yourself up. You are an amazing mom!

dzyjxr said...

Lacey and Frank...
I just read Keith your entry and we are so so so sorry this happened to your baby. I think every parent understands that feeling of helplessness and then responsibility and guilt, but you are an amazing mother! End of story. Stuff happens...!!
We understand the whole hospital trauma and we will pray for your little family that tomorrow will bring Hadley peace and free from pain. Getting a toddler to cooperate, whew! (I very rarely come to your blog (time!) and for some reason I checked it tonight.) many many many hugs and prayers.
Jenn A

whitney said...

Lacey,
I just read this and will definitely be praying. Before I even knew about this , you were on my heart this weekend!!!!! I admire you as a mom and truly love you and your family.

Ashley said...

Praying for Hadley and her momma. Do not listen to the enemies lies. You are a great mom. Accidents happen. Brynn fell down our stairs at 9 months old and she was only a few feet away from us. We felt guilty for awhile, but had to forgive ourselves. As Tanni said, Forgive yourself. Please let us know how she is doing.

Ashley said...

Praying for Hadley and her momma. Do not listen to the enemies lies. You are a great mom. Accidents happen. Brynn fell down our stairs at 9 months old and she was only a few feet away from us. We felt guilty for awhile, but had to forgive ourselves. As Tanni said, Forgive yourself. Please let us know how she is doing.

tayton said...

Sweet Hads, we are praying for good news this morning! We love you all!

ChrissyK said...

Lacey, you are a wonderful mother and soon Hadley will be all better. You guys are definitly in our prayers.

Jenni said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers!!! Hugs to Hadley!!!

Shannon K. said...

Oh my goodness! Poor thing! Praying for quick healing and some peace for you.

Bethany said...

Oh my, I'm just now seeing this and glad to know she is going to be okay! How scary, I'm so sorry!!!

Jolene said...

I just checked your blog...I am so so sorry this happened to Hads! I know it is the hardest thing to see your kid hurt/injured. I'll be praying for her healing and for you too! Don't blame yourself Mama! Love you!

Courtney said...

Oops! I was logged in as my Mom! The last comment was mine!

Anonymous said...

Lacey,

You are a wonderful mother!! We are not perfect and accidents do happen. I have had my fair share and understand beating yourself up over it.

We are praying for quick heling for Hadley. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call.

Tracy and Jason

Unmistakably BLESSED said...

I'm praying! I'm a friend of Kim Guess's and Sherry McClure's . . . Heard about your tiny mite, and will keep on praying. In Him! Amanda