In Teach's words...
It was so terrifying. So scary. I was making some hashbrowns and I put a pot of veggie oil on the stove to heat up- I ran to put my contacts in (which I KNOW I shouldn't have done, but I did). Sister Blood called to me and said my oil had burned out so I was coming to check on it and then I heard a crash a scream and I ran out to find a fire blazing in 2 places and my companion bent over shaking her hand where it had burnt her. I told her to put it under cold water in the bathroom and I searched for the fire extinguisher. I found one and was so grateful that I'd been taught how to use it. I pulled the pin and put out the fire.
I went to check on Hermana Blood and the back of her hand below the thumb was bubbling pretty intensely. She was laying on the ground going almost in and out (she says she never actually passed out...) and I tried calling Sister Ames. She wouldn't answer. I knelt down and just prayed to know what my companion needed. I stood up and said we are going to the hospital. I helped her out of the house. I double checked to make sure everything was off and wiped up the spilled oil so the house didn't catch on fire again... we went to the ER and two hours later she was bandaged and on some heavy drugs.
They say she will lose the skin over the next 6-8 weeks but if she is careful she won't likely lose the mobility of her hand. It was so terrifying. I learned a lot. I am able to keep calm in hard situations but it is the worst feeling when you are stuck in construction at a red light and you can't do anything and your companion is biting her finger to keep from screaming in pain... and all you do is keep your foot on the brake. I felt helpless. But I'm grateful that it worked out.
Mom. I didn't like it at all.