The kid is doing great today, we are expecting a phone charger and a cable to transfer our photos today, so I should be able to update you guys with a photo, not to mention answer the phone at some later point in time.
Last night he had a toatl meltdown when they went to do a throat culture. The nurse explained what he was doing, and he started to cry, we asked what was wrong with him and he said, and I qoute, “I’m afraid he will touch my epiglotis, and if he touches my epiglotis I will DIE!!!”
It didn’t help that the nurse, mom, and myself were on the floor rolling in laughter.
We have also discovered, via Lucas, that if he is in pain, if you blow on the line (a needle stuck in your arm for 4 days at a time to put in drugs) or as he calls it, the little blue thingie, well the blowing goes in the needle and to the hurt parts of the body.
Psychoscematic therapy at it’s best, but we aren’t going to fight it.
Yes, Lucas has become somewhat of a rockstar here in the burn ward, the stream of bikers that have come in in full biker gear, the comments the kid makes, the fact that he is in a fight with his mom to bring his blue hair die in so he can die his hair in the hospital, the fact that he is just generally so happy, yeah, the nurses fight over who gets this room, they all want to play with this guy.
Yeah, if you have a non chemical, safe, blue hair gel/die send it in, Heather is just worried about the die in the gel he has at home being bad when they wash his hair when it’s washed and the fluid goes over his burns.
He has been working on his stand up routine, I think it’s the captive audience.
The penicilin has worked wonders on the infection, his swelling is non existant today, and was terrible yesterday. The infection is no longer visable, it was spreading yesterday. Even his shoulder looks better today than it did yesterday. Most of the burned flesh is gone, and you can see where the new flesh is started to grow good, you can also see where it’s not, and where the surgury is needed.
The doctor was ver impressed with the burns today, he was surprised to see how much they improved with only one day of penicilin for the infection.
God has been really good in this, as bad as it is we can definately see His hand in so much,
The other day a bunch of my Bikers for Christ brothers were in to pray with Lucas, they stopped in the hall way and prayed with the family next door, this was the last interaction this family had outside of the family before she passed.
Lucas has befriended some of the other burn victim kids, they are kind of copestetic together, they push each other to do better.
Then there is the people I have met in the McDonald House, it’s a great place to stay, but there is a lot of stress there, people die, the phone calss come in, they collapse where there are, you then try to comfort as best as you can.
Even the burn itself, it’s terrible, it’s a bad burn, but his head was covered in the oil, but it wasn’t burned at all. God’s grace. We are so thankful, that with how bad it was his head was spared, protected, from how bad it very well should have been.