Saturday, November 14, 2009
these happened a wee while ago, but the kid's memory is acute (and cute), so she makes regular and happy mention of both events and the visits to the doctor that ensued, even laughing as she does so (they were BIG ADVENTURES!) and spends a lot of time 'bandaging' andrew's arm (placing yellow plastic coasters on a couple of recent burn scars and asking him tenderly if he's 'awwwight now?')
the first is the result of a tumble down our extremely steep back stairs - on my watch this time, when i was unaware that she could open the damn door to the stairs. i learned pretty fast though, believe you me. we had the paramedics arrive and check her out, and she was of course, totally fine. i needed sedating, as did andrew, but she was unscathed except for surface bruising and scrapes. we know it is only the start of things like this, but its good to have a record.
the second happened about a week before we left aussie, and is a burn that resulted from her reaching up and grabbing a cup of tea on the bench. poor katie was looking after her inside, and didn't realise she could reach to that height. i was outside, and heard a crash and a scream, and belted up the stairs and sort of ran with amelia into the shower while katie rang the local medical centre. she had silvascene (not sure of spelling) applied within 10 minutes of the burn occurring, so has NO SCARS - although the bandage looks a little grim.
we know it is only the start of things like this, but its good to have a record.
Posted by What on my mind at 12:21 AM