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My daughter almost burned the house down!


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Okay,

 

well, she may not have burned it down completely, but she could have gotten seriously hurt, and I am sure everyone would of thought it was damaged brain Mommy's fault.

 

I got tested and tested in rehab, about parental safety, I guess to make sure I could notice certain situations were wrong/dangerous. I was given a picture card, and I would have to tell my OT what wasn't right in the picture. bop.gif

 

Our daughter is part Billy Goat, and she climbs onto cabinet tops to get things out of the cabinets, she just found out, that if she stands on the stove's bottom drawer ledge she can hoist herself onto the cabinet, w/ out using a chair to stand on, I fortunately had laid my clear plastic makeup bag over a burner.

I am watching her climb, and notice white smoke coming out from under my make-up bag. I run into the kitchen, turn the burner off, it was on High, and get her down. I scolded her about how she could have burned her foot, or body, by climbing and accidently turning the stove burner on.

 

We have the type of knobs where you push in to turn. I know they make baby proof knobs, but sheesh she is not a baby, a school ager.

 

My makeup bag is headed for the trash, but that is the least of my worries, what if I would have been in another room?? And a flame shot up, and burned her leg??

 

Or what if I didn't have something on the burner and she stepped on the hot burner causing herself to fall off cabinet???

 

It really scared me, and it almost made me look like a parent who didn't watch my child very good.

 

I am already paranoid enough, being brain damaged then looking like an unfit parent.

 

Well, the good thing is, I was in the same room, and caught it before serious accident happened.

 

I cannot allow myself to wonder 'what if's'...

 

I called hubby and told him, he almost came home to no house.

 

We now have a new rule, no climbing on cabinets, unless you have a chair to stand in, to get whatever you need, or ask me to get it for you.

 

Scary night.... Thank God it turned out being nothing more.

-Amy

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hey Amy:

 

thank God you caught it before it turn into major bad event, give yourself more credit than you give after stroke, I find you very caring mom, and always on your toe for your DD

 

Asha

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Thanks Asha,

All of my self confidence was stripped away from me at rehab. I really felt like a 2nd class citizen at rehab. My experience was not a very good one. I will try to give myself more credit.

-Amy

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Amy:

 

they did all similar tests with me in rehab but I was consisent that I have no damage whatsoever to my cognatives, I know it does lot of damage to our self cofidence when they test things like that, I think what helped me was my self denial, since my sense of humor was intact, I could crack pretty interesting remarks to ease people around me, but I know what yu mean, but you know who you are, I don't see you loosing any of yor marbles

so trust yourself and soar

Asha

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AMY,

 

WHAT HAPPENED COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANYONE AT ANY TIME. KIDS WILL DO THE MOST DANGEROUS THINGS AND ARE DIFFICULT TO WATCH EVRY MOMENT. I THINK YOU ARE A GOOD MOM AND I'M GLAD NOTHING SERIOUS HAPPENED!!!!!!

 

 

KIM

 

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I am glad nothing worse happened, you are a good mom..One of mine was a climber and could get into more things...it was hard to even take time to go to the bathroom. Stroke or no stroke it is hard to keep track of them every second...This could have happened to anyone.

Good you had a talk about climbing...

Amy my daughter (38) didn't listen to me and now has 11 stitches inside and 11 outside to close a wound from getting hit in the head with a baseball..(my blog)

Bonnie

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