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Reply #1545 on: January 20, 2018, 03:48:03 PM
Dreadful news, Val. I well remember participating in a river search for a friend who had fallen overboard in a crocodile infested river during a fun race.... the not-knowing, the ups and downs and hopes and fears,all over a few hours, and the joy when he was finally found. It seems his wife became annoyed with him and aimed a kick at his backside.... then she couldn't handle the boat well enough to get back to him! I do hope your story turns out as well.

She was trying to kick start the dishwasher?  (wide-eyed innocent look) 


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Reply #1546 on: January 20, 2018, 03:49:01 PM
Definitely ominous. Had the epirb been activated? Sounds awfully like they might have been run down by a ship or hit floating debris with catastrophic consequences. Still, as you say,fingers crossed....

Some sort of emergency beacon/broadcaster?


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Reply #1547 on: January 20, 2018, 03:51:58 PM
Linley, close to home is the rub. They were within two hours of their destination and safe harbour in Ensenada. We will most likely never know what happened as no trace of the boat has been found.

(Wince)  My condolences.


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Reply #1548 on: January 20, 2018, 03:56:24 PM
Thanks guys. That was about all I was looking for, some closure. I hate that we'll probably never know what happened, a true real life mystery there. Their families are devastated, but as her son said, at least we can bring mum home and have closure on this episode.

Now we move on.

In a boat building book the author wrote about a friend and his wife who built their own boat.  They did some calculations, or something wrong, and the deck was some 4-6 inches above the water. 

They disappeared between the US and Hawaii and no trace was ever found.


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Reply #1549 on: January 23, 2018, 07:46:10 PM
Sad, but when someone willingly puts to sea in a vessel they know not to be seaworthy....


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Reply #1550 on: January 25, 2018, 09:13:43 PM
A bit of excitement aboard old PJ this morning.

Lloyd has never really reacted badly to bug bites or bee stings....until today. He leaned back against the saloon cushion unaware there was a bee there escaping the rain. It stung him twice around the shoulder blade and within a few minutes he went into anaphylactic shock. He was totally unresponsive and I immediately went for the epipens. I injected him, got him in the recovery position and started monitoring his breathing, blood pressure, and pulse rate. He came round quickly and I got him talking to me but his vitals were way out of whack. After about an hour his BP started coming back up, pulse rate was dropping back down, thank goodness, breathing normally, and getting some colour back in his face. It has now been four hours and he is sitting up and feeling weakened but much better. I'll have to keep watch and keep monitoring him for 72hrs. to be sure he doesn't relapse. There is no doctor in town here, just a tiny pharmacy. He has no recollection of what happened... I just told him he'd have to do better than that to get clear of me that easily! lol

It is amazing how one's training comes back to you in times of crisis. Scary though, I thought at one point I might lose him. Another episode for the book Patricia.  ;)


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Reply #1551 on: January 25, 2018, 09:18:16 PM
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #1552 on: January 26, 2018, 12:14:54 AM
Well done, Val!!!!! Sharon, bees turn up in the darned places. I had a hive settle in a tree outside my flat and despite closed doors and windows they were always getting into the flat. After treading on them a few times, I learned to wear shoes indoors, and eventually persuaded a bee keeper to move them for me. They must have been a more aggressive type than usual because he received 30 stings in the process. I've also seen them sitting on toilet seats at picnic grounds. Beeware!!!


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Reply #1553 on: January 26, 2018, 08:31:38 AM
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Reply #1554 on: January 26, 2018, 12:54:02 PM
Oh, my goodness! Val, you are truly a lifesaver.
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Reply #1555 on: January 26, 2018, 04:36:47 PM
  Thank you all for your kind thoughts. Lloyd is doing much better today, more like his old self... trying to get him to sit still and relax for a day is like trying to catch a hyper-active toddler!  :D     :crazy2:    Albeit a rather large one!  :2funny: 

Some people just aren't aware how serious an allergic reaction can be, even a first one like yesterday. I have given numerous safety at sea talks over the years along with the rigging seminars I used to do. The most common response I used to hear is, "we don't have allergies, so we don't have to worry about that".  "Maybe not, and I hope that is the case, but you may find someone who is, and I hope you will take the time to learn what you can do until help does arrive. "
Alright ....off the soapbox! We now resume our normal programming :popcorn:

Linley!  :eek: bees....toilet seats?! You'll have me checking under toilet seats from now on!   :detective:      :2funny: 


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Reply #1556 on: January 26, 2018, 04:56:21 PM
Wheww, Val.  That must have been a scary situation.  Hope for a continued good outcome.

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Reply #1557 on: January 26, 2018, 08:13:31 PM
Thanks Mea, he's doing fine and once he's over the tired feeling should be tip top. How do I know this? He's already starting to annoy me! In a good way.  ;D


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Reply #1558 on: January 29, 2018, 12:44:12 AM
A bit of excitement aboard old PJ this morning.

Lloyd has never really reacted badly to bug bites or bee stings....until today. He leaned back against the saloon cushion unaware there was a bee there escaping the rain. It stung him twice around the shoulder blade and within a few minutes he went into anaphylactic shock. He was totally unresponsive and I immediately went for the epipens. I injected him, got him in the recovery position and started monitoring his breathing, blood pressure, and pulse rate. He came round quickly and I got him talking to me but his vitals were way out of whack. After about an hour his BP started coming back up, pulse rate was dropping back down, thank goodness, breathing normally, and getting some colour back in his face. It has now been four hours and he is sitting up and feeling weakened but much better. I'll have to keep watch and keep monitoring him for 72hrs. to be sure he doesn't relapse. There is no doctor in town here, just a tiny pharmacy. He has no recollection of what happened... I just told him he'd have to do better than that to get clear of me that easily! lol

It is amazing how one's training comes back to you in times of crisis. Scary though, I thought at one point I might lose him. Another episode for the book Patricia.  ;)

Yikes!  Good thing you knew what to do and had the equipment needed at hand.


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Reply #1559 on: January 29, 2018, 12:44:53 AM

That's the current 'buzz' at any rate.  ;)