View Full Version : Palytoxin poisoning

01-14-2016, 08:09 PM
Well, a stupid move landed me and my family in the hospital at around 2:00 a.m.. my wife and daughter were released with steroids and antibiotics and they are keeping me at least overnight. I had a fever of 107, wife @102 and daughter at 101.

Last night, I decided to get some rocks out of my 80g that had nuclear holocaust palys growing on it. In my head I thought I read that you could boil them off. I didn't boil them (luckily) but I did put them in the sink with hot water. Hindsight, what I read was NOT to boil such things.

Our dogs were even very sick with labored breathing and vomitting. I am in the hospital with a tight chest, fever has subsided for now, very labored breathing, headache and achy body.

Please....do not make the same mistake that I did. I feel horrible for putting my families health and lives in jeopardy, and also feel like an incredible idiot.

It's too easy to get complacent in this hobby. You would never guess that something so beautiful could be potentially so deadly.

01-14-2016, 08:23 PM
wow sorry to hear! But glad everyone is ok !! ya messing with those are no joke that's for sure

01-14-2016, 08:32 PM
Sorry to hear. Hope you recover quickly. Prayers to you and your family

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01-14-2016, 08:34 PM
This is one crazy story. If you all need anything just call or text cody. hope you get better soon

01-14-2016, 08:40 PM
Glad you are all ok.

01-14-2016, 08:59 PM
Glad you and your family is ok!

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01-14-2016, 09:43 PM
Wowzers, Glad you caught it in time. Here's to a speedy recovery.

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01-15-2016, 12:47 AM
Wow. Glad you are all okay!

01-15-2016, 01:34 AM
Glad you are all ok

01-15-2016, 08:58 AM
Glad you are OK, Cody, and family. I put them outside in the freezing cold and then brush off.

01-15-2016, 10:04 AM
Thanks everyone, for your kind words. Wife, daughter, and dogs are doing fine. They haven't released me yet because on top of the palytoxin poisoning, I have severe bronchitis and coughing up blood. If it's not one thing, it's another.

01-15-2016, 11:11 AM
Let me know if you need anything. Seems like the palytoxin should take out whatever is causing the bronchitis, so you should be good to go soon.

01-15-2016, 07:17 PM
That's a crazy story and lesson for us all. The best to you and your family.

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01-15-2016, 09:48 PM
Oh damn...hope you guys are doing well...

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01-20-2016, 09:52 PM
How is everyone?

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