In Russia, about 60 thousand children get burns a year, 25 thousand of them are hospitalized.
Most often, children are burned with hot liquids (80% of the total number of victims). Flame burns account for 12%, contact burns (contact with a hot surface) — 6%, electrical injuries-about 2%. These are the main causes of burns in children. For clarity, 1% of the surface is the area of the open palm. A severe burn is a complex injury that leads to significant changes in the life of a child and their family. Treatment of burns is associated with severe pain, prolonged hospitalization and sometimes prolonged immobility. Those who have suffered severe burns develop scarring that changes their appearance and can restrict body mobility. Medical rehabilitation of scars is long-term, and repeated operations are often necessary. Psychologists and social educators help a child who has received a burn and their family members to adapt to the treatment process, to the conditions of a hospital and set up cooperation with doctor.
During individual long-term work, the main goal is to socialize and return to normal life. It is important for children after a burn to learn how to interact with society with increased attention to the changed appearance. Children who suffer from burns face additional difficulties, they overcome more obstacles. The scars formed after a burn, the need to wear special compression underwear after a burn, changes in appearance and the expected attitude of others to it are part of the post-burn experience. But, in General, children cope if they have the support of their family and others in their life.
Lyosha and Vika were seriously injured in early childhood. They both had a lot of operations and long socialization behind their backs. Now the guys have grown up and are trying to find their place in the world. Lyosha studies to become an IT specialist and Vika wants to become a cynologist.