Please Pray For Lucas
Tonight at about 6pm Lucas was in a severe accident in our kitchen. We are unsure as to the “how” but the result was that he knocked over a wok full of boiling oil off the stove and all over his body.
Heather rushed him to the hospital, as 911 was being useless, and I was at the store at the time. The local hospital saw it was beyond their abilities and they transferred him to UNC to the pediatric burn ward. UNC is rated as having one of the best burn units in the world, so we are in good hands.
It’s 1:30am and I am getting ready to sleep in the waiting room at the UNC burn center. I will be able to check into the Ronald McDonald house tomorrow morning, hopefully, if they have room. I will be here for several days, we won’t know more until tomorrow.
At this point the doctors are all amazed with Lucas, the fact that he is as happy as he is with everything that is going on.
They lowered his percentages from 20% to 11% of body mass covered in severe burns. They believe they are 2nd degree, but by the nature of oil burns they may develop into 3rd overnight.
Basically he pulled a pot of boiling oil off the stove and onto his body. Thank God it missed his head, but it hit his back, his arms, and legs and feet. The skin was peeling off his back and arm, and the rest of the areas were heavily blistered.
He finally fell asleep around midnight, after fighting sleep for so long. They were shy on food, and we caught Wendy’s in it’s last 10 minutes of being open and got him some chicken nuggets, as he never did get to eat the perrogies Heather was cooking.
The threat at this point is the bad areas of the burn could develop into 3rd degree burns that may need surgery. More importantly though is the fact that infections can be life threatening.
I will continue to update when we get more information.
Thank you for your prayers.
As far as the other children, a friend was able to watch them for us tonight, and my mother and brother are coming into town tomorrow to stay with them until we are able to check out of the hospital.