PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY. Sienna had an awful accident on Saturday night. We feel like the most horrible parents in the world. We were playing board games with our extended family at our home. Sienna’s room is right near the lounge so I put her in our room so we didn’t wake her. I checked on her every 15 mins and I put barricades on either side of the bed so she wouldn’t crawl off (our bed is low to the ground).
I went to do my regular 10-15 min check on her and I heard the hairdryer going. I raced in to find she had fallen off the bed and turned on the hairdryer that was on the floor but she then somehow rolled on her back and couldn’t roll back. With the hairdryer on her she has suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her head and down her neck. I yelled for Levi to call an ambulance, stripped us both down and jumped into the cold shower and put her on the breast while I poured cold water all over her head over and over again. The ambulance took us to the WCH Emergency. She has gone through one surgery and is expected to need surgery every 2 days over the next 6 weeks. Her hair most likely will not grow back in some heavily burnt areas on her head.
We, as her parents, are shattered that anything like this could happen to our little angel. We have spent the last 4 days sleep deprived, not eating or drinking well and emotionally drained from the pain we see our baby in constantly. We have cried for days on end for our little girl and wish we could take her pain as our own.
Neither of us imagine leaving her side and we are not emotionally in the position to go back to work just yet. We will be drawing on all the help we can get so we can be with Sienna every step of her recovery. If there is anything that you can spare to donate so that we can be with Sienna at this awful time we would greatly appreciate it.