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Almost death by Seafood

Cornwall, England
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Almost death by Seafood

My wife and I along with others had beach food at ‘OFF THE HOOK’ CARRIACOU, cooked by Erasmus (that’s what it sound like) on Tuesday evening 16th Feb 2010. Erasmus brought the meal of baby lobster, lambi and king fish to us ready cooked. At one-o-clock the next morning we started to violently vomit and diarrhea so much that by 8-0-clock we were whisked off to hospital where we were diagnosed to be suffering from food poisoning. We were detained in hospital and received three injections and three liters of saline drip. We were discharged late afternoon only because we had tickets for the late afternoon flight to Grenada. Upon reaching our destination in Grenada we both slept for 13 hours and still feel very week and unwell.


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11. Re: Almost death by Seafood

Oh no! I'm very sorry to hear that you and your wife are still not well. I wish both of you a speedy recovery and hope you can enjoy the time you have left of your holiday.

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12. Re: Almost death by Seafood

Best wishes for better times over the next few days. Must admit I'm feeling very lucky considering some of the "off the beaten path" places I've risked eating on my Caribbean travels! Hopefully you will be able to enjoy some of the beauty of Grenada!

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13. Re: Almost death by Seafood

I am very sorry to hear of your unfortunate incident. I was severely poisoned on a trip to Venezuela in September last year. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen to some people. I have no idea what got me - could have been salad, hand washing, fish, pizza...even the beach (such as e-coli fecal contamination from dogs).

I ended up passing blood at both ends, and went from perfectly ok to severely dehydrated in 3 hours. I spent 5 days in hospital, and took 3 more weeks to recover after that. Gastritis is a common occurance in most developing countries.

10.6 million children under the age of 5 die every year from diarrhea, simply because they don't have access to the same $1200 you've just paid a doctor to get better.

I see that the Tourist Board has said they want to contact you, that Off the Hook have taken steps to address your complaint...and you remain angry.

Maybe it's time you counted your blessings?

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14. Re: Almost death by Seafood

Hope you both get well soon. You must be so angry to have your precious holiday ruined, no compensation i guess? It must be heartbreaking to be so ill on holiday especially from something that shouldn't have happened.

Cornwall, England
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15. Re: Almost death by Seafood

Many thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts


16. Re: Almost death by Seafood

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