My baby girl got hurt and it is all my fault. I do not think I have ever had a worse case of mommy guilt. Amelia grabbed my glue gun while I was working on a project, she immediately started screaming, two of her fingers blistered right away, I slathered her fingers in burn anointment, called the doctor and they told me to take her to the ER to make sure it was not to severe.
The doctor confirmed that she had second degree burns on her index and middle finger. Her ring finger had first degree burns. They cleaned her hand really well and sent us home. We have to keep her hand really clean and watch for signs of infection. She seems to be ok, she uses the hand still but avoids bending her finger and will cry sometimes when she does.
Overall she is still in a good mood and does not mind it when I wash her hand.
I feel terrible about this, it was an accident that could have been totally avoided. I never should have been working where she could reach me and from now on I will not have that out unless she is sleeping or someone else is home so I can work in the kitchen where she can not reach me. This is the first time that something I was doing caused my kids to get hurt. Yeah, I have accidentally bumped into them and knocked them over but never anything that actually meant a hospital visit. I just keep replaying the situation in my head and wishing I could go back and change it so she would not have gotten hurt. I have burnt myself plenty of times with that glue gun so I know how much it hurts. Mommy guilt stinks.
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