Chili, NY - Judy Ogg is on oxygen because of the smoke inhalation she suffered during the fire inside her Chili home in January.
But, she is grateful that she and her family are alive.
Ogg recalled seeing thick smoke pour out of the heat register in her room.
She screamed for her daughte-in-law, Katelyn, but got no answer.
She remembered trying to find her 4-year-old grandson, R.J., but the smoke was so thick she couldn't see him.
She opened a bedroom window and saw a mail carrier screaming for her to climb out the window.
Judy didn't want to leave if her family was still inside, but when they didn't answer her screams, she assumed the worst: "I thought they were gone, if they were gone, there was no point in being around."
Once outside, Judy said she passed out and when she came to, she saw a man carrying her then 8 month old granddaughter, Mara, out of the house.
"I saw the baby, I looked up and I said I hope she's alive."
All four remained in guarded condition in the hospital for weeks. But, their conditions have improved.
Judy was released just after Valentine's Day.
R.J. went home just before that and is now back in school.
Her daughter-in-law, Katelyn, and granddaughter, Mara, have now been upgraded to satisfactory condition.
Judy Ogg is thankful to firefighters who saved them: "They are truly heroes."
Ogg and her sons, Joe (Katelyn's husband) and David, will get the chance Wednesday night to say thanks to the firefighters.
The Town of Chili is honoring the men who rescued the Ogg family.
Ogg said she doesn't know how much of the fire her grandson R.J. remembers, but he has talked about it.
"He was over last weekend and he looked at me and said, did you get burned?"
Judy said she told him she suffered from smoke inhalation.
She hopes the children don't re-live this fire as she does every day.
"I re-live it nightly, the smells, the sounds."
Chili Fire Chief Don Johnson said the cause of the fire has now been ruled undetermined.
He said the family had mentioned a history of electrical issues with the home, but the exact cause could not be pin-pointed.