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Old 06-30-2017, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default Vibrio Case: Ingleside

Waters are warm and apparently there is flesh eating bacteria growing. Jr high teacher from Ingleside, had surgery yesterday, is in pretty bad shape. Prayers needed. For those that are going to be in the water, take every precaution, even on the beaches. If you have open sores, even a sketter bite, I would stay out of the waters down here.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:41 AM   #2
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Prayers sent ,,Yes its that time of year!
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:44 AM   #3
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Man it happens every year all up and down the coast. No reason to stay out of the water. If you have a cut clean it well. It's rare for someone to actually get it, there are probably more people hit by sting rays than vibrio cases.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:57 AM   #4
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This is a close friend of ours that we where fishing with last weekend. He is a perfectly healthy man and lives on the water. I assure you he did not have any noticeable open wounds, scratches or abrasions. He is currently be transported to UTMB Galveston for a specialist, currently still sedated and kidneys aren't functioning. Please continue your thoughts and prayers as all this happened very rapidly. At 4am last Saturday he showed the first symptoms and by 11am was in surgery.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:01 AM   #5
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wow not good,,, prayers sent!!
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:02 AM   #6
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Wow, hope he improves quickly!
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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Not good. My wife worries about this kind of stuff more than I do. I fish as much I can having a full time job and 2 kids. I tell her it's very rare but very serious. I don't take extra precautions because of it, other than trying to assure my wife of the rarity.

Hope he pulls through.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:27 AM   #8
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Sure hate to hear this. I know the chances of picking up this bacteria are slim, but it still gives me some concern when entering the water.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:29 AM   #9
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Carry bleach in a spray bottle and spray you legs off good when you get out of the water.


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Old 06-30-2017, 09:45 AM   #10
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Sure hate to hear this. I know the chances of picking up this bacteria are slim, but it still gives me some concern when entering the water.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:09 AM   #11
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It's BAD stuff. A friend of mine had a bad case last year. He had a lowered immune system due to a previous staph infection. Got Vib in waters that he wades every weekend. **** near lost his life, not to mention his leg. I was wading two weeks ago and walked into a snapped-off fiberglass PowerPole. Jabbed me in the shin and cut my shin. Wasn't anything I could do about it but fish some more.....Sure made me think though.


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Old 06-30-2017, 10:49 AM   #12
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^^^^^ We carry a bottle of rubbing alcohol on the boat in case something like this happens.
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:23 AM   #13
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Sorry about your friend, we are praying for him. I heard it came from Port Bay, can you confirm this or tell me what body of water it came from? thx
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This is a close friend of ours that we where fishing with last weekend. He is a perfectly healthy man and lives on the water. I assure you he did not have any noticeable open wounds, scratches or abrasions. He is currently be transported to UTMB Galveston for a specialist, currently still sedated and kidneys aren't functioning. Please continue your thoughts and prayers as all this happened very rapidly. At 4am last Saturday he showed the first symptoms and by 11am was in surgery.
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:50 AM   #14
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Sure hate to hear this. I know the chances of picking up this bacteria are slim, but it still gives me some concern when entering the water.
Same here.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:08 PM   #15
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Afternoon bump for the wet waders...
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:36 AM   #16
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Sorry about your friend, we are praying for him. I heard it came from Port Bay, can you confirm this or tell me what body of water it came from? thx
It was Copano Bay.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:03 AM   #17
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:58 AM   #18
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Always there so be careful

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:00 PM   #19
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Chances aren't really that slim, it's just not heard about if you don't know a lot of people that are exposed to salt water. Made my living on the water and heard of it often. I laid up in a hospital for 4 days with it myself. I was told that the survival rate was less than 50%. Believe me, you can't be to careful
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