Just skip to the end for my actual check-in.
On Wednesday I said Taunt was up to 14k. Later that day, I think, my laptop decided to mess with me and I ended up losing some of Taunt.
On Thursday, I caught up and brought Taunt back up to 14k. I despise rewriting lost material.
On Friday, my daughter scalded herself and ended up in A&E. She spilled a drop of something hot, panicked and managed to knock the rest of it over her. They bandaged her hands and stomach and she got home late that night. I went into a weird place, somehow blaming writing on her accident. I wasn't writing at the time so I suppose I just want to blame something other than myself. I was two feet away from her and saw it happening but didn't get to her in time to stop it.
A second quicker and I might have gotten my own arms in the way and taken the worst of it for her. Just one second and I could have taken some of her pain. The screams alone broke my heart, I was shaking more than her. It's hard to keep your own child calm when you're about to fall apart yourself but they tend to bounce back a lot quicker than you. I couldn't even take her to the hospital because I'm still breastfeeding and we don't have a car (or carseats) so it just made more sense for her Dad to take her in a taxi instead of me taking her and the baby. The baby was upset all night anyway so maybe I should have gone. I basically fretted with the phone in my hand until they returned.
On Saturday morning, my OH took our daughter back to the hospital to see the plastic surgeon. It's a busy hospital and 8am is the only time you're guaranteed to see one. It was meant to be a ten minute visit but they decided her burns were worse than they thought so she's in there until Tuesday at the very least. That will be the day they decide if skin grafts are needed.
I stayed there last night and came home this morning to feed the baby basically. I'm having something to eat myself then spending time with the other kids before switching places with my OH and spending the night again. She's using my laptop to watch DVDs and she's being very brave. It's less than two weeks before her 4th birthday and she hasn't whined at all - even though she has a right too. She did give me attitude last night though, a sure sign she's doing well. :)
I wrote a little while she was asleep so Taunt is up to 15k. I probably won't get a chance to do much visiting this week so check out the other participants here.