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Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Local man appreciative of early diagnosis

Local man appreciative of early diagnosis

I was recently taken to Lady of the Sea Hospital for treatment of an infected wound I received while crabbing at Grand Isle.

Within 24 hours of scratching myself on a crab cage, I had severe pain, swelling of arm and a red streak past the elbow followed by vomiting and chills. Fortunately I had a couple of good friends at the camp that convinced me

I needed to go to the emergency room rather than wait till morning.

The early diagnosis treatment and overall care I received from the doctors, nurses and staff during my week of hospitalization at Lady of the Sea was exceptional. I truly believe they saved my arm and probably my life.

This letter is a “Thank You, for a job well done.”

I would also like to thank all of the people who prayed for me and expressed their concern. That really helped to lift me up.

In closing I would like to offer some advice to those who enjoy our coastal waters. If you have any sore or open wound stay out of the water if possible. If you notice any redness or swelling seek prompt medical attention.

Waiting could be disastrous.

Barney Falgout
Grand Isle