A few months back, my wife and I took a much needed vacation… but it didn't turn out so well…
but it did leave me with a little extra knowledge that could help you in a time of need!
Day three of the cruise started early and abruptly.
At 5:00 am my wife jumped out of bed and made a break for the restroom; and it only got worse from there.
My wife had a stomach surgery recently that left her much more prone to dehydration than a normal person, and I always worry about how much water she has drank.
So needless to say after 12 hours of her not being able to keep down anything, not even ice chips, I was a very worried.
I found my way to the medical center to see if they had any pepto bismol or anything the help settle her stomach.
As soon as I mentioned an upset stomach the nurse got very serious and asked me what the symptoms were.
After I dragged her down to the sick bay and she was treated they sent us back to our room (with her under a 24 hour quarantine).
The nurse and the doctor wouldn't tell me what was wrong with my wife, but when we returned to our room there was a letter waiting for us explaining that they believed she had been infected with the Norovirus or as she not so affectionately called it, the plague.
After the quarantine we were headed back to the medical cabin for a follow up exam and (hopefully) a removal of the quarantine.
Unfortunately, my wife is stubborn, so before we headed the one floor down to get everything taken care of, she had to go up on deck to get some fresh air.
On the ride back down, I noticed her skin flush and then immediately go pale as she began pouring sweat.
She convulsed several times before going limp.
I managed to grab her before she hit the floor, but not before she smashed her shoulder into the hand rail.
I picked her up and she convulsed again.
The elevator was PACKED but no one moved to help me, save for one couple.
A man and his wife both covered head to toe in tattoos.
I wish that I had gotten his name so that I could thank him.
This is the tip that he left me with.
If anyone is ever fainting, you can use hand sanitizer to snap them out of it.
As I carried my wife's limp body to a wheelchair on the medical bay we passed by an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser.
He told me that I needed to soak my hands in the stuff and then rub it all over her face, especially on her nose and upper lip.
I was confused, scared, angry, and just about everything else but I complied.
I don't know which was worse, the sight of my wife sitting limp in that wheelchair with her head lolling, or the look she gave me after I rubbed that sanitzer on her…
It was pure evil.
But it worked, she snapped right out of it and immediately came back around.
After all was said and done I asked my tattoo covered savior where he learned that trick, he said that he owned a tattoo parlor and it was passed down to him from his mentor.
I still haven't figured out how this works and I can't find anything to back it up.
BUT I have seen it work first hand.
This is just one more reason to keep that little bottle of Purell handy.
Pass this on, share it, do whatever you can to get this message out.
Do you know something else that might work for this type of emergency?
Let me know.
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