In case you missed it: 22 y/o Florida lifeguard “was rained on and started having rectal bleeding” — “Significant amount” of blood lost


Worries persist as Health Department sounds all clear, Walton Sun By Jennie Hobbs, August 20, 2010:

Pam Hulsey (Jennie Hobbs, The Sun)

“Brittany spent (a recent) weekend swimming in Destin and came home with a nose bleed. We didn’t think a lot about it at the time,” [Pam] Hulsey said.

That changed, when her son, James, came home from working all day as a lifeguard on the Fourth of July. “He was rained on and started having rectal bleeding,” Hulsey said.

She brought her 22-year-old son to the doctor, and he ruled out oil exposure and suggested hemorrhoids as a possible cause of the bleeding. But Hulsey couldn’t believe the diagnosis given the "significant amount' of blood her son lost.

Hulsey also began to experience respiratory problems. “We left for a long weekend … and my sinuses cleared. We came back; it started again,” Hulsey said. “The biggest thing is James; we just don’t know. ...

According to a photo caption, "Hulsey owns several rental properties but she and her family are relocating to North Carolina." There's more:

After deciding to move, Hulsey said she will lose scholarships and in-state tuition for her two children entering college. She contacted BP to see about compensation for the “difference in the cost of tuition, not even the medical expenses, and they said, ‘If you don’t have a loss of income you haven’t got a claim.’ ”

“We don’t get into the water and we don’t eat the fish anymore,” Hulsey said while wrapping up a garage sale. “No amount of free tuition and schooling is worth your health.” ...

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