Connor Martin

First post: Aug 24, 2018 Latest post: Oct 23, 2018
On Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at approximately 4:50 pm, Connor jumped into an ash pit at his Grandma Nan and Papa Rich's house.  The ash pit was a result of a bonfire from Sunday.  Hot coals were still present under the ash that Connor jumped into.   With in a few seconds, he was pulled out by Papa.  His shoes were removed and Papa started rinsing his feet with the garden hose.  He was brought inside and he feet were placed in the bathtub for more cooling water treatment.   Grandma called Holly and asked what she wanted them to do.  Holly and Nan agreed that a visit to the hospital was ideal.  Connor was driven to Maple Grove hospital, where Holly was already waiting for them to arrive.  

The hospital immediately took him back to an exam room and the ER Dr and nurses came in to evaluate him there after.  Nan had wrapped Connor's feet in wet gauze to shield his burns from air.  After evaluating is feet, the ER Dr called the Burn Unit at HCMC for further consultation.   While to Dr was on the phone, the nurses treated Connors feet with fresh water and wet bandages to cover them.  His feet, ankles and shins were bright red and starting to blister.  The ER Dr returned and stated the Burn Unit wanted to see him right away and we agreed to transport him ourselves.  His burns were then bandaged for transport and he was carried to Holly's car and buckled in.   Nan and Holly drove him to HCMC and Brian agreed to meet them there.  

At HCMC the Burn Unit Doctors and Nurses were very friendly and helpful when explaining everything to Holly and Brian when it came to what their plan was to care for Connor. At 8pm they took off his wrappings and cleaned all the wounds by peeling away the blisters to see the damage and facilitate healing. There were 2 places that on his left foot that had 3rd degree burns  while about 70% of his left foot was covered in 2nd degree burns. His right foot was in much better condition with only a few 2nd degree burns. After an overnight stay his Doctor looked at the burns and decided to allow Connor to try to naturally heal at home for a week. After the week is over Holly and Brian will bring him back in to re-evaluate his burns to see if more intensive care like skin graphs are needed.

Connor came home on Wednesday, August 22nd . He took a long nap, then woke up hungry. Nan and Rich stopped over with Pizza and he ate quite a bit. Due to the meds and spending a day in the hospital he crashed that night. The next morning was the first time Holly and Brian needed to change Connor's bandages. Connor was a real trooper for the entire bandage changing and he felt better once he got his new bandages and blue socks on.  He is keeping himself busy with watching Paw Patrol, Youtube kids, and playing Legos. He has had a lot of visitors that have delivered lots of things to him to do like coloring books and reading books. He really enjoys the visits and spends the entire time talking with the visitors.

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