Helping the Pilote Family
On September 1, 2016 the Pilote family suffered a devistating garage fire. During the fire their eldest son Nicholas was in the garage and in his attempts to escape he has suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to over 60% of his body. He is currently being transported to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital to seek further treatment. We are trying to help the family out during their time away from home, while Nick gets treatment.
Hello to everyone from Nick and I :) Sorry there hasn't been very many updates lately. Nick has been doing awesome, he's blowing away all the doctors and nurses. They say that in the years they have been working with burn survivors Nick is the first they have seen where all his skin grafts took the first time and he is healing at an incredible speed! Mind you it isn't fast enough for him, lol :) He took his first bath last week, he was nervous as was I, due to the fact of not knowing how it would feel or if it would hurt, but it went very well and he soaked in it for 2 hours! He has been taking them regularly now as part of healing and hydrating his skin. We also have been doing physical therapy everyday to get his strength up as well to get his limbs moving properly again. It Tucker's him out but he pushes through it like a champ! As of yesterday he has been off his narcotics (hydro morphone) for pain, and is now on Tylenol and Advil, he says his pain comes and goes but is nothing he cant handle (my boy just amazes me everyday)
Now for the big news that I am sure everyone would like to know we have been given a home date!!! we weren't sure at first if it would be possible, but as the days go by he is still doing great and the doctors feel confident that it is a for sure date of OCTOBER 18/16 :) so the plan is that my mom will be going home on Sunday with Dean and Nick and I will be flying home on the Tuesday, because they think the 5 hour drive may be too much for him.
We just wanted to say Thank you to everyone again for everything, yous have all made this a little more bearable and given us all the strength to get through this!
Love yous all xo
Angie & Nick
Great picture. Granpa said you are looking really good.
Glad to hear you are healing so well. Our prayers are still being made from my friends and me. Love ya Grampa and Grama Gail
Sending love every day. I'm doing what I can to help. ❤️
Hey Nick, Vinny, Angie and Dean. Stay strong guys. You are surrounded by family and friends who love you all very much. We got your back and we are here for all of you. Hugs and prayers.
Stay strong little man Your one of the toughest kids I know love you buddy see u soon