I truly hope no one here has as that has been my experience for today. Everyone, thankfully, is alive. My boyfriend was attempting to fry fish this evening and the oil caught on fire. He has about 10% body burns, all of which appear to be 2nd degree to his face and arm. It looks good though and he will make a full recovery.
I'm just home from the hospital where they are keeping him for the night and possibly the next few days. My mind is just going a mile a minute though and I doubt there will be any sleep happening. I'm staying with my parents for now.
I'm just wondering if anyone has some words of wisdom to pass along. I need to contact insurance and all of our disability policies in the morning. Any other suggestions? I'm sure I'm not thinking of something.
Part of the kitchen was destroyed but strangely I'm not remotely upset. Just completely thankful and happy that Paul will be fine. That is what matters. You really never realize what is important until you face losing it all.
Sorry for the rambling. I just know you are all so very supportive and will think of things I've forgotten.
Thanks for listening.
You know something last night i had a dream we were in a fire, we got out but it was AWFUL really real
This now is the 2nd fire i have heard of today, freaky!!!!
Anyway back to you
I am so sorry about this, i have never been in a fire i can't imagine. You are all in my thoughts
Oh and my little brother set himself on fire when he was 5, his D**K of a dad (mums BF) left his matches next to my brothers bed (he was using the room as he was on shifts and my brother was in with my mum) anyway my brother was playing in his room and he lit a match well he had a football strip on and it went up in flames, my mum just heard the scream and went running he was on fire, she just grabbed him and threw him in the bath and put the water on. He had really bad burns everywhere and still does (he is 12 now there is 22 yrs between us)
I still blame his dad for that, i really hate the man
Oh my goodness Caz! That's crazy! I'm glad everything turned out okay for him!
This fire happening to us is just crazy as just the other day I was thinking about what I would want to save if the house caught on fire (I'm a crazy worst case scenario kind of crazy person) and yet now in the aftermath of it all I'm not concerned about anything in that darn house. Just so very thankful for the puppies, my brother (he was visiting), and Paul being alive.
The burns look awful but I told him that I didn't give a damn how his face looked - I love him regardless. I'm just so very happy he is alive.
That's not good..... a similar thing happened to a one of the teachers I used to work with.... she was actually my daughter's year 2 teacher....the year after she had her she was cooking and the phone rung, she answered it etc, when she got back to check on it the oil exploded. She got pretty bad burns.
Along road ahead for you.
As for stuff it is replaceable, I lost a stack of stuff in a flood (one of those that eventually was classified a natural disaster) - it was so bad at the time the government had to do food drops cause all the supermarkets were flooded.... but we were all safe, and almost 15 years later I have too much stuff, sometimes I am sad that I lost most of my photos but hey, these days there are enough on the internet.
Oh and Caz, I can't tell you how many 5 year olds I have taught to stop drop and roll for that very reason..... sorry that happened to your family though.
I'm so sorry you experienced this, how awful and terrifying! You seem to have an amazing outlook though. Please keep us posted on your BF's recovery. Many prayers will be said or you and him.
Sending hugs and positive vibes your way!
Oh no! How very scary! So sorry your bf got hurt! Sending hugs and prayers to and to him for a quick recovery.
Jen that is awful news. I hope your BF is out of the hospital soon and is doing better quickly. It's so scary to think of what can happen so quickly. I can't think of anything other than contacting insurance & benefits it if you. I'm in Edmonton so if you need anything please let me know. Sending positive thoughts.
So sorry to hear about this. I think about something like this happening too & what I would grab or what about all my pictures. But, in a real case scenario I am sure, like you I would just be concerned with getting everyone out safely. Sending my thoughts and prayers for you & your bf. Hope everything works out OK.
So sorry that happened to you, but glad he is going to be okay and everyone else is okay too. I've never experienced a fire, but I do know that when any sort of traumatic experience happens, for me, it sure does make you count your blessings and you realize what is really important. Prayers for continued healing for your bf and I hope all of the other things you will have to deal with go as smoothly as possible.
oh Jen.. i'm so glad you are both ok.
that can be so frightening.
i'd take whatever you can, whatever looks save-able... and go through it then. family heirlooms, things that can't be replaced...
prayers for a speedy recovery for your boyfriend.
hugs to you ...
when i was in highschool, arsonsists torched my grandma's home and business... a fruit market, she lived upstairs of the business. (she refused to leave the neighorhood, despite its changes... and living all alone... tough cookie! you know, that older generation! :) )
and she had to slide down the awning and into a firefighter's arms... she was ok, but the house was a total loss... she lived with my aunt, her daughter. i have her mother's wedding ring from that fire, that someone found... that my grandma left me when she passed.
Jen - how horrifying. I'm so glad that he will be okay. I will pray for speedy healing and no pain through his recovery. Please keep us posted. Praying for you also as you work through insurance and make the necessary repairs.
Oh, that's horrible!!! Hoping he makes a full recovery.
How awful! I will be praying for him, and you as well. I had 2nd degree burns on my hand several years ago and there is no pain like it. You are so right--"stuff" can be replaced.
I'm a worst case scenerio crazy person too ;)
I am so sorry! I am so glad everyone is alive and I hope he makes a quick recovery!
Saying prayers for you and Paul, Jen. I have never been in a fire, but the garage across the ally was set on fire in the middle of the night. I awoke to what I thought were fireworks, (turned out to be the power lines popping) and someone banging on our back door telling us the neighbors garage was on fire. It was absolutely frightening! I am just glad to hear that everyone is ok!
i am so sorry, but so happy that everyone is okay. i hope your boyfriend gets better quickly.
we had a fire in my house when i was 9, but we weren't home. we came home, opened the door, and smoke started pouring out. i remember it being a huge ordeal for my mom. most of ours was smoke damage though, so they were able to salvage a lot of our stuff. i'll be thinking of you!
I am so sorry you're going through this. I'll be keeping you and your BF in my thoughts and prayers. You're so right, stuff isn't important, everyone getting out is what matters most.
Caz, I literally just woke up from a dream that our house was on fire, so weird.
Oh Jen, I am so sorry. Thankful everyone is alive, and hoping for a full recovery for your BF.
Oh, that's terrible. I don't have any words of wisdom but I hope he makes a full recovery too!
Oh no! I'm so sorry you had to go through that, it must have been terrifying. Praying for a full recovery for your man.
Thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm just dealing with insurance people (there's too many to call...ugh) and then heading to the hospital. Retelling the story over and over again is definitely the worst part at this point. So many people to inform and then update. Thank you all for your support. I really appreciate it. And I know Paul will love that you're all thinking and praying for him. I'll keep you all updated.
I got a small burn on my leg pouring out some boiling water on Mother's Day and it hurt so bad, I can't imagine what your boyfriend is feeling right now.
Hope he is doing okay and healing and hugs as you work to get everything put back together.
I am so sorry. :( I have no words of wisdom, just glad everyone is okay.
So sorry you are dealing with this. Hoping for a speedy recovery for your boyfriend.