We were all having dinner and Pinky decides to empty a bag of candy onto the dining table. Daddy starts cleaning up, we quickly take the empty bag away from her and I briskly whisk her away from the table to distract her not knowing I held her fair skin up to out ceiling fan and light fixture. I was so confused about why she let our a small wail as if she was in some kind of pain. Daddy thought she hit her head on the fan but I would have felt it. I took her outside to scanned her body and it wasn’t long before I look down at her nape of her neck and saw a blister forming from a burn she got from the light fixture. At this point I am so scared. Pinky has tough skin because she cried no more, but Mommy is a different story. I was so worried about her. Did it hurt? Would it scar?
After having a brief chat with the triage nurse we packed up, jumped in the car and drove to Children’s Hospital for our very first emergency room experience. I didn’t think we’d be there so soon. She’s only 29 weeks for crying out loud. I felt so guilty. She was already sick and now this. I cried on the way to the hospital apologizing to her and Daddy. Speaking of Daddy, he did a great job of helping me focus on making sure Pinky was okay.
To our surprise there weren’t too many families in the waiting room. We were called withing 20 minutes, but our overall visit was about 2 hours. To make a long story short, Pinky was okay. The doctor assured us there was nothing to be concerned about and that the burn mark would go away within a month. We were given ointment to apply for the next three days, asked to follow up with her primary doctor, and we were discharged. Thankfully all the nurses and doctors were nice and informative. We left relieved that Pinky was okay. Thank God it wasn’t anything serious. Thank God…Thank God…is all I can say! I can understand why you aren’t supposed to raise a baby over your head…you just don’t know what might be up there.
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