Sadly, his injuries were much worse than they first thought.
"We are referred to Bristol children's hospital to see burns specialists and plastic surgeons the next day, with a 4th degree burn and possibly exposed tendons, they are now talking about possibilities of skin grafts and surgery & nasty scarring with restricted movement as he grows, having his burn cleaned and redressed every 3 days and an appointment with specialists weekly!"
The mum finishes her post with a warning to others.
"Please please please do not let your children near the vacuum cleaners," she said.
"After talking with my nurse and her telling me just how common this kind of burn is! It makes you realise that."
This article first published on Practical Parenting.