Billy Pauch Sr. in the hospital

I just read on the South Jersey Dirt Racing Message Board that according to Nick Lombardi (and others) “Billy Pauch Sr was severely burned this morning in his shop while attempting to light his stove. A flash fire occurred in which both arms & legs have at least 2nd degree burns. He is now in The Saint Barnabus Burn Center in Livingston in stable condition. The treatments for these types of burns are excruciating & painful.”

Having known people who have been severely burned, Nick is not kidding about these types of burns being excruciating. I will keep him in my prayers and hope you all do to. If (when?) I get an address for get well cards I’ll let you know.

1 Comment

  1. Edward Corrado said,

    October 20, 2004 at 08:10:43

    It sounds like things with Billy, while still not good, are not as bad as first reported. Here is the latest update from Nick Lombardi on the South Jersey Dirt Racing Message Board:

    “I just got back from the hospital. The right arm & hand are burned pretty bad. Minor burns to both legs, left arm & face. Possibility of coming home in the next 24 – 48 hrs. He is drugged up slightly for the pain. (But still able to sneak outside without permission to smoke a cigarette. Always trying to break the rules.) He thanks everyone for their concern. Everything is looking up.”