Monday morning when I went to change the bandages, her entire palm was one big blister. It looks like she is holding a small apple. The skin is tight around her fingers. No sign of infection so far.
The ER doc said to take her for a follow-up with her ped on Tuesday and then a surgeon on Thursday to assess damage and see if she would need to go to a burn unit for further assistance. My challenge is there are NO peds that I trust in this small area. And the surgeon he recommended has horrible ratings (I looked him up on healthgrades.com). How serious should I take going to someone whom I can truly trust? I'm willing to travel, but having two other small children, I only want to do it if necessary. I don't want to overreact if this burn is something that any old doc can diagnose. Please, if anyone has experience or recommendations, I would greatly appreciate it.
Oh, and I did find a local surgeon with excellent ratings and feedback. Not sure if he knows much about burns, but I'm planning on calling his office today.