Tuesday, July 15, 2008

An Update On Our Baby's Foot

The kind people at CCAI have really been doing a lot of leg work to find out more about the burn our little girl suffered.

Today we got a telephone call to update us, and we received pictures via email of the burns.

Beside her foot, she also suffered a burn to the thigh.

Again, the burns were second degree burns. Beth has already talked to our pediatrician, and she doesn't seem too concerned. We'll take these pictures to her and get her to take another look.

The agency tells us the burn was from boiling water, but we don't know any of the circumstances of how the accident occurred.

Here are the two pictures we received today via email. Please don't be freaked out by the purple. This is some sort of jell / ointment that they are applying to treat the burn. But Merrilee may not be wearing shoes for a while until this fully heals...

And here is the burn on her thigh. This appears to be more minor than the burn to the foot...

Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, and concern. We're confident she will be just fine.

We have been hard at work processing the travel documents needed by our adoption agency, and we're beginning the work on our travel visa.

By the way, as a footnote, Bacall has returned home from the vet, after spending one night in puppy intensive care -- a very expensive night. She had some sort of GI tract issue and was dehydrated. She is taking an oral anti-biotic twice a day, and she is on a bland diet for the rest of the week. But Monday night, she was running and jumping like her old usual self.

Beth comes home later tonight and we'll all be glad to have her back.


Billy & Nikki said...

Good for CCAI for keeping on top of this and keeping you two informed. I know you are concerned. After awhile of getting treatment and the love from you, she will be up and running around and you will not be able to keep up with her. She's so darn cute! I know I have said that a million times but I can't helpit...she really, really is!

Petrie said...

That burn looks like it really hurt. I'm so sorry Merrilee had to suffer that. I'm glad your agency is jumping right in and getting updates for you. Glad to hear Bacall is doing better, as well.

Bart said...

Ouch! Poor little Merrilee! Let's get that baby home soon so that we can put some good ole American clear suave (made in China) on those burns. I am uncomfortable with that Chinese lake water mud.