Again, here's the latest since I've been off-line for about a week or even longer.
Last Wednesday, I was trying to get a pot roast done in the afternoon before my nap, but I had an accident instead. As I was trying to lower the roast into very hot oil in my pressure cooker, the roast slipped out of my hands and sprayed up onto my right hand and face. I quickly ran cold water over my hand and wiped down my face. I called Daddy at work, and he came home right away. I could see that something was wrong with my hand. My face was ok, but my hand was way different.
After a little while at urgent care and lining up a neighbor to help with the kids, I found that I had second degree and, maybe, third degree burns. That began a series of doctor visits, dressings, and wound cleanings plus tons of silver sulfadiazine.
This morning, I had a visit to the burn center at HCMC in downtown Minneapolis. After their assessment, they ruled out third degree burns (thank God!) and surgery (skin grafting). My hand will take 14-21 days to heal and we have to keep up with washings and dressings. I have a follow-up appt. at the burn center in the next few days.
It's been a real roller coaster! I've also come to really appreciate having two hands, my right especially!! I am really blessed that worse didn't happen.
Thanks to all who have been praying for a good outcome.:)