Parents severely burned in Cold Springs Fire still recovering, making progress
SEATTLE, Wash. — The parents who were severely burned and lost their one-year-old child in the Cold Springs Fire had the chance to eat dinner together for the first time since they were brought into the hospital.
The father, Jake, has “skin flap” surgery scheduled, where his right hand is sewn into his abdominal area to allow the skin of his hands to regrow and wrap around his fingers. The couple’s GoFundMe‘s organizer, Tammie Mabry, says Jake’s been facing several challenges with that hand, and doctors have been working to save his fingers from needing amputation.
The mother, Jamie, had successful surgery this week and also had her central line removed—a line pierced through a patient’s skin so that multiple IV fluids can be fed directly into the arteries. Doctors did so to avoid any infection developing, and they are determining whether they will put another line back in.
“One of the nurses in the burn unit commented that Jamie has been one of the best patients she has ever seen,” said Mabry. “Jamie’s ability to take what comes at her, process it and respond with grace is a testimony to us all.”
Lastly, Jake and Jamie were finally able to eat dinner together for the first time since they were admitted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The fundraiser is slowly approaching the goal of $400,000, which aims to help the parents pay off their medical bills. Around 5,000 people have donated to the cause.
Uriel, the parents’ one-year-old son who passed away in the Cold Springs Fire, would have turned 2 on October 30.