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Urgent LOTS of Burnt food smoke!!

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Newbie GCC, 7/16/17.

  1. Newbie GCC

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    Dad has alzheimers and forgot to put water in his microwave ramen bowl. Just as we pulled back up from farmers market, the wife was opening doors and windows. Hubs and I immediately grabbed cages and hauled them to the garage, turned on the attic fan and stove fan, put floor fans towards the cages for fresh air.

    What do I watch for from the flock? What else should I do? It is typical Texas weather, hot and humid, but garage is far cooler than the yard.
     
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    The house was FULL of smoke. Burned my lungs just a bit. How long do I wait to bring them back in? So far they seem okay, albeit a little freaked out by being in the garage all of a sudden. Help!!
     
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    can you open all the windows and all the doors and set up circulation fans?
     
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    Attic fan is on, windows and doors open. I have one floor fan and one desk fan. Both are blowing on the cages in the garage to force fresh air and keep them cooler. Smell is better, but still pretty strong. Smoke is mostly cleared.
     
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    Take a breath. Sit with them and everyone take a breath.

    When the house is clear from smoke and smell you can bring them back in and watch them.
     
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    I'd wait for a while longer till the smell dissipates. Can you spray the guys to keep them cooler? Hope it clears up quickly!
     
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    I am sitting with them. Poor dad feels horrible. Nothing he can help at this stage of this damn disease, though.

    So far, the fans are keeping them cool. They only tolerate sprays, but I will do it if it gets too warm and they start showing signs .

    Thanks y'all! My poor dad. He tries so hard to maintain normal. This disease is absolutely horrible and I hate it! Not his fault at all.
     
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    My family has a long history with alzheimers, I know your pain. Just tell him all is well and not to worry. It will be cleaned up and forgotten soon.
     
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    I tried to tell him. Even maintained calm while moving birds in a rush.
    My grandfather passed away a few years ago from it and I knew then that my dad had it. Wife didn't have him tested until a year after I told her my suspicions.
    I am sorry you had to go through it too.
     
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    It sounds like your birds will be okay, thank goodness! I'm so very sorry your dad has this terrible, heart wrenching disease.
    :hug8:
     
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    before you move the birds back inside, try a 50-50 of vinegar/ water sprayed thru out the house high up as possible. it cuts that smell, big time. when you can't smell the vinegar any more it safe to bring the birds back in. did this years ago after fire in the building. smoked the whole building out, birds were at a friends across the courtyard and stayed until I did the vinegar/water thing.
     
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    Glad your dad & the birds are OK.
    I guess maybe you have to rethink leaving him home alone in the future for his own safety.

    He could have an accident with gas or fire & you could loose him the birds & the house.

    We think my Dad's mom had it. She must of had it as there were all the memory lapses & the repeating. I did not see the final progression of it as I was away at college but in the end she really did not recognise people but knew she knew them...

    Luckily she is the only one who had it. Both my parents are in the late 80's & they are fine. My other grandma made it almost to 98 with the usual arthritis.

    My friend at work nursed her mom with it for years until she finally became bed bound was not able to eat & died. She would put things in the microwave thinking it was the refrigerator.


    Not really any usually hi cancer & I got it so who knows what's in our future.
    I did find out an Aunt had uterus cancer & survived & my cousin had some blood cancer & is Ok now. My Uncle also had some blood cancer in the 60's I think so I neve knew him & he died..not sure if it was leukemia or one of the others? My moms mom had 10 kids so one getting cancer is just normal odds.

    Very sad but all diseases are very sad.

    Hopefully the birds suffered no real damage to the lungs.
     
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    My grandma has alzheimers as well. Doesn't know basic math, and sometimes even forgets our names.
    Feel bad for her, but I just act like she dosent have it and i make the best out of it.
    Dont let the small things in life effect your future! :angelic:
     
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    Funny you mentioned that. I always have a bottle ready for cleaning and Hubs grabbed it a and started spraying high. I sprayed the curtains and fabrics lightly afterwards. It worked pretty well except the kitchen. The microwave is the source now.

    Dad was home with his wife. I guess she was in another room when he decided he was hungry. I have already advised her to remove knobs from the stove and oven to prevent anything worse from happening.

    I try to stay up beat with him. Joke around like we always have and when I don't know what he is talking about, I fake it. He has already forgotten the year and will ask numerous times a day what day it is.

    Thanks for all the help and support, everyone. I ❤❤ this group!
     
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    We burnt something in our microwave once, and we put a box of Baking Soda in it and had to take it outside. It smelled for days.
     
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    a baking soda and hot vinegar bomb will take of the microwave smell also. couple tablespoons of baking soda into tall mug or a big bowl and 1/4 cup hot vinegar put it into the microwave close the door overnight.
     
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    Thank you! Was wondering the best way to get it out. Was going to do another scrub with vinegar, but your idea will probably work much better with baking soda.
     
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    Yeah good idea with the baking soda vinegar scrub!

     
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    Glad that you got home when you did and got the birds out. Sorry about your dad.
    Do you have air purifiers? You can run those on high.
     
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