The newly married couple had a hard time spending their honeymoon in Mauritius, East Africa, in September. Amy and Callum Thompson, 27 and 37, respectively, were strolling by the sea when the young woman walked in barefoot, thinking there was nothing dangerous in the area. However, she was stung by a stonefish, which is considered one of the most poisonous species in the world.
According to the American newspaper New York Post, the hairdresser said that she was at a barbecue party on the beach when she decided to relax in the sea. She was going to put on her diving shoes, but one of the instructors scolded her. “The guy who was arranging the trip said, ‘No, no, no, you don’t need that here,'” he said.
The advice turned into a nightmare: the stonefish’s attack caused the most intense pain he had ever felt. Common in areas of Australia and New Zealand, stonefish can pierce human flesh and inject a toxin capable of causing heart failure in about half an hour, or causing excruciating pain that lasts for days. A naturalist reported a similar case in early November in Australia🇧🇷
Amy still had to wait about two hours until she got to the hotel and could seek medical attention. Then she was taken to the hospital, where she was given morphine and had an operation to flush the poison out of her foot.
The accident ended the couple’s trip. Amy said, “I stayed on the honeymoon swaddled. I couldn’t do anything, I just swaddled in the pool.” But the problems continued after she and Callum returned home, as the girl continued to be in pain, even nearly two months after the sting.
“There is still no solution to this. I feel really bad about all this because I am still suffering. It all happened when I was putting my shoes on. What this man should have done is not say anything and let me put them on,” the young woman expressed her anger at the intrusion. The man who was supposed to guide her through a relaxed honeymoon, which turned into a nightmare.
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