Boy who burned feet at splash pad returns home, gets visit from Blue Jays

Greyson Pelvin, the one-year-old who stepped on scorching hot metal near a splash pad in Georgetown earlier this week, is home from the hospital.

1-year-old Greyson Pelvin may still need skin graft

Mark Buehrle, a father of two, surprised the family on Wednesday. (Jamie Pelvin )

Greyson Pelvin, the one-year-old who stepped on scorching hot metal near a splash pad in Georgetown, Ont., earlier this week, is home from the hospital on Wednesday.

The little boy is still in pain, his parents Dave and Jill Pelvin say, but the young baseball fan was cheered up by a surprise visit from two members of the Toronto Blue Jays: Pitchers Mark Buehrle and Brett Cecil came to see Greyson during his recovery.

Greyson was playing with his two siblings and friends in a splash park in Halton Hills near Toronto on Monday when he stepped on ground-level metal doors and suffered second-degree burns. The boy also suffered a minor burn to his right hand.

The metal security plates protect the controls for the jets that supply water to the splashpad. 

The site where Greyson suffered serious burns has since been cordoned off by town officials. (Susan Reid/CBC)
Greyson had a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to re-cover the blistered skin on both his feet at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Greyson is booked to return for the same procedure, which requires sedation, in a week. He may have to repeat the procedure a week after that. Skin grafts are still a possibility, but doctors say that is a last resort.

His parents, Dave and Jill Pelvin, say the boy's right foot is in better condition than his left. He is still taking morphine to cope with the burns.

"We're just taking it one day at a time and seeing where it goes," said Jill Pelvin. "It makes for a very different summer."


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