Loading...

Eating Big Scorpion that put me in Thailand Hospital: Thailand Gross Grub

151,623 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Sep 7, 2007

Poisoned by eating a fried scorpion. Eating a scorpion that sent me to the hospital. Who knew scorpions had poison in the mandible AND it's tail? Not me. I was allergic, breathing slowed, heart went crazy.

So I eat this thing. I finish. Drink some water and get my running shoes. I ride the motorbike over to the park. Time elapsed - about 15 minutes.

I start running. I go about a mile or so and I realize my mouth is watering constantly. I'm spitting like a baseball coach arguing with an umpire. Then i realize my breathing is getting worse. I have asthma a bit - it rarely affects me, but my breathing was shutting down pretty good. I was walking now. I notice - my legs are sweating like mad. Then I notice my heart is going crazy - palpitations. I'm wondering - am I going to die in this Thailand park?

I walk slow. I notice my thinking is all farked up. I can't put thoughts together much. I am trying to focus on walking back to the motorbike. I have about 1/2 mile to get back. At the motorbike I can't breathe well at all. About 50% of normal. I go back to apt to get girlfriend to drive me to the hospital because I'm afraid i'll pass out if I just go straight there. Better she sees me one last time alive too I thought.

At the hospital breathing is at about 40, then 30% of normal. (I'm recalling this years later now - maybe I've written soemthing that better and more accurately describes everything in my Thaipulse.com/blog - not sure.

Anyway - they get me on a vapor mist for my lungs - with salt water and something. They give me antihistamines... my face is all swollen up at this point and I still can't think well. Breathing is getting better though and eventually gets up to 90% and I'm able to sleep at night. I stayed over night at the hospital 1 night. Felt ok in the morning and left.

Great stuff. http://www.thaipulse.com/videos/ for more.

Loading...

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...