Monday, February 21, 2011

I can't even imagine...

Olga's house made the news. Click on the picture to enlarge it. I can't believe it. I'm so incredibly grateful they got out alive.

Olga herself is in the ICU on a ventilator after sustaining airway burns from smoke inhalation. She's doing okay overall, I saw her today, but it was horrible seeing my friend that way. 

We're all pretty shaken up by this. Sparrow said she was nauseated and shaky all day yesterday. I slept four hours and dreamed of fires and houses of which I couldn't find my way out (and skeletons, oddly). Today I felt like someone had kicked me in the stomach for most of the day (it was a tough day for a lot of reasons). And the department announced that she's not taking visitors, but when I left today I promised her I'd visit tomorrow, and now I don't know what to do.

This is awful.

And I shouldn't have looked that article up right before I went to bed...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! how awful for Olga and family and yes the pictures while important to some---leave others totally sickened by the sight.

It comes under that saying---'it won't happen to me" but one never knows. And such a big house 5000 sq ft.

Visiting Olga as a caring friend would be important to her---but follow the department's orders. Not sure what those mean---as her health or she doesn;t want to see anyone----

But that is your speciality---so you alone must decide how to approach Olga with all your help or friendship. She will need it.

Sorry and keep us posted Carol