Junior Demian Victoria recently got into a little accident.
“I was making myself a grilled cheese when I burned my arm on the stove, I’m not too sure what happened but I was sort of dazing off just thinking about how good this grilled cheese was going to be,” said Victoria. “My Mom drove me to the hospital and it turned out I have a first degree burn on my arm. The doctor gave me medicine for the pain but that didn’t help too much. I figured out that the only thing that really eased my pain was was licking my arm.
The licking only made Victoria’s rash worse.
“It was getting out of control, I just couldn’t stop licking it all day. I’m pretty sure I started licking my arm in my sleep and I started skipping school just so I could focus on the licking,” Victoria said.
Victoria’s mother knew this was becoming a problem and took him back to the doctor.
With no other options the only thing the doctor could do was give Demian a cone to wear on his head. The same type of cone that dogs wear when they have surgery.
“The cone was actually previously used on my doctor’s golden retriever before he gave it to me,” said Victoria.
Demian reported that although the cone has stopped the licking, it has made all everyday tasks much harder.
“Eating, writing, driving, sleeping, you name it, the cone gets in the way. I’ve basically become a walking basketball hoop. Everyday walking through the halls kids shoot balls of paper into my cone. It’s a struggle but I’m making the best out of the situation and have actually started teaching classes at the community college about kitchen safety,” said Demian.
It is unclear when Demian will get the cone off but he definitely can’t wait for that day.