Monday, August 6, 2012

stingray - 1; guy - 0.

Living at the beach is amazing. Coming from living in Wisconsin the majority of my life (which I loved), there's something about being able to drive 5 minutes to the beach anytime you like. There are so many upsides - watching sea turtles released back into the wild, having dolphins playfully swim right beside you, and of course enjoying a beach sunset. So with all of that good... there has got to be an occasional downside right?
Right....

See that teeny, tiny mark on Guy's foot? Yeah, apparently when you accidentally step on a stingray, they retaliate with the most painful sting you will experience. Guy immediately went down and was in the worst pain of his life. We first thought he got stung by a jellyfish but quickly realized it wasn't based on the pain he was in. After a trip to the ER via an ambulance he was drugged up and ready to rest the remainder of the weekend.
My poor man. Lord knows if that had been me I would have passed out on the spot.
But you know what? Even with that experience, we love the beach and will be back as soon as this weekend. How could you not go back to this beautiful place?


Here's to an accident free week! Happy Monday!
xxoo



18 comments:

Lindsay said...

Aw poor Guy! Hope he is feeling better!

Kayla C said...

OUCH! Hope he's feeling better!

xo

bananas. said...

oh no!!!

see that is what terrifies me about the ocean. i'm always scared that i will be attacked by a jellyfish, shark, sting ray,etc. glad to hear it wasn't too serious. if it had been, i'd probably steer clear from the ocean for a while.

hope you had a fab weekend otherwise!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh no!! That is a big stinger! Hope he is feeling better!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Owwww!!! So scary, glad he is okay!

Padgett Hoke said...

Yikes spikes! What a bummer! Glad a little rest and relaxation will have him ready and rearing to go next weekend!

Nicole Marie said...

OUCH!!! i was stung by a jelly fish when i was 10 and seriously traumatized!

Kristen said...

An ambulance?!?!?! Holy cats.
Hope he's pain free by now...
While I love the ocean, I panic when I am in further than my waist. Why? Irrational, I know, but I think of the movie JAWS and Open Water and I become paranoid about sharks.
When I was in Jamaica, someone literally pushed me off the catamaran to snorkle. Clearly glad they did, but I would not have gone in on my own will. I'm so lame.
Glad you and Guy won't let this deter you!!!!

Linda Leyble said...

Oh - that is scary. Hope he is feeling better. You do have to take the good with the bad, I know. I am so glad I am by the water - I couldn't have it any other way!

I was in Australia in 1998 and it is so beautiful there - especially the beaches. But it's amazing what you have to look out for, even when you are walking along the shoreline - all sorts of stuff that can kill you!

Maybe it made the loveliness more memorable 'cause I'm still talking about it!

Linda

PS - new follower!

Blicious said...

EEEEEEEEKKKKK!!!! scary!!!
love the beach pic!
xx
b

Sienna said...

ouch!!! love that picture of the beach though!

Hilary Lane said...

Ouuuch! We had a friend playing in the inlet who's wrist was impaled by one, and then it got her in the leg as well. She was in the hospital for a week. Those suckers are merciless this season!!! Best wishes to Guy!

Kristen said...

Sooooo... just me stopping by. Begging you to update your sweet blog. I need an update on everything you've been up to!

jayme said...

hey girl, all okay? miss you! xo

Mehul said...

Yes Morgan, the beach is so beautiful that even after a bite of stingray, Guy would like to go there next week! hope he gets well soon. xo
- Vinnie
Indiana Limestone

emi said...

ahh, poor guy! hope he feels better! XO

the well-traveled wife

Vanessa Nigg said...

Ahh, that sounds awful. I have gone swimming with stingrays multiple times on vacations and have never been stung; but I still find myself jumping when I hit the soft sand. The stingrays and sand feel so much alike, I can only imagine the pain from their retaliation. I hope he feels better!

Nor Hayati Ramli said...

ohh..nice sharing.

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