It was about 12.30pm on a Sunday. My kids were in the lounge room, laying about on the couch and watching TV while I prepared their food in the kitchen. That’s when I heard a scream. A moment later Tessa stumbled in and she just sort of dropped onto the ground screaming.
“When we got there it was quite clear that he had burns to around 70 per cent of his body,” Dr Ellis remembers. “Somebody with burns to that degree - it’s pretty scary and you need to make sure you do all the right things for them to give them every chance of surviving.”