Had a accident yesterday...

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  1. marlin795

    marlin795 New Member

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    Well, long story short I opened a radiator cap on the job at my service station and got totally doused with boiling coolant on my face, arms, and shoulders. I have severe 3rd degree burns and am off work until further notice. I'm typing this with one hand and only one eye as my other eye is swollen shut. Please pray for me.
  2. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Active Member

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    Dude that sucks. Hope your back to your old self soon. Prayers from here bud
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    Prayers sent! Been there, done that! Praying that there will be no infections, or scars, and for a speedy recovery. I had to learn about hot radiators the hard way to!
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    prayers for a speedy recovery
  5. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    I feel for you man. I deal with hot cars all day at work. I found a tool that removes the cap like a pliers and it works great. it keeps your hands off the cap and gives you a good solid grip. it came from snap-on if memory serves me. I know it won't help you now but it may help others in the future.
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    :( praying for you.
  7. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hope it gets better soon....
  8. Sig Willy

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    Wow, that's awful. Here's to a speedy recovery.
  9. Double D

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    Back in the late 70s, I leaned on a radiator hose to take off an air cleaner and the hose exploded, spraying me with boiling water and anti freeze across my chest and arms and neck. It melted my skin between my left arm and my chest together and it had to be cut apart. I still have scars from it and I will never forget the pain that came with it. The smell was terrible. I spent a week in the burn unit and had to be dipped in a whirlpool tank and have my skin peeled off. So, I know what you are going thru and I am sending up a prayer for you.
  10. Iron Eagle

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    Praying for you.
  11. firefighter1635

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    Hope you have a speedy and full recovery, third degree burns are nothing to mess around with.
  12. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

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    Prayers sent from here brother. I hope for a quick recovery for you and a comfortable rest.
  13. Country101

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    Ouch. I think you have me beat. I burned myself with a cutting torch, but mine was only a small area.

    Silvadene is your friend. I'm sure they have already given you a tub of it, but if they havent, ask them. I treated my burns with neosporin for about 2-3 weeks with virtually no healing. Used silvadene for a week and it was almost healed. My friend is a vet and she ordered it for me. Lots cheaper that way.
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    Gail of Maine New Member

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    OMG! Hope you heal quickly and my pray is sent. Yes, the aloe suggestion is great.
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    Oh man.. hope you can get some relief from the pain Marlin, that has got to hurt. Prayers sent from Ohio for a speedy recovery.
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    I have always used the aloe plant for burns. He should also keep well hydrated and the wounds will probably weep fluid. Use STERILE bandages and wash hands before and after changing the dressing.
  17. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

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    Marlin if you give me your full name I will have it added for 2 weeks to a Mormon Temple prayer roll for the sick and injured.
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    hope you have a speedy recovery
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    oh wow u must have been screaming hope u get better soon
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    Prayers sent. Get well soon...
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