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    BRISBANE, Australia - Doctors plugged an Italian tourist into a drip-feed of vodka to save him at a hospital in Australia that ran out of the medicinal alcohol it would normally have used for treatment.

    The 24-year-old Italian, who was not further identified, was brought to Mackay Base Hospital in northeastern Queesland state and was diagnosed as having ingested a large quantity of ethylene glycol, a common ingredient of antifreeze that can cause renal failure.

    Pure alcohol is often given in treating such cases because it can inhibit the toxic effects of ethylene glycol.

    Mackay Base Hospital Dr. Pascal Gelperowicz said the man was given pharmaceutical-grade alcohol when he arrived, but that the hospital's supplies soon ran out.

    "We quickly used all the available vials of 100 per cent alcohol and decided the next best way to get alcohol into the man's system was by feeding him spirits through a naso gastric tube," Dr. Gelperowicz said in a statement.

    "The patient was drip-fed about three standard drinks an hour for three days in the intensive care unit," he said. "The hospital's administrators were also very understanding when we explained our reasons for buying a case of vodka."

    The patient, was believed to have ingested the poison in an attempt at self-harm, made a successful recover. The incident occurred about two months ago, though the hospital just released information on the case.
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    In an update to this story, he is now a raging alcoholic.

    That was some quick thinking by the hospital. Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    In an update to this story, he is now a raging alcoholic.

    That was some quick thinking by the hospital. Nice job!
    Good point though...if this happened in the U.S. the guy would later sue the hospital claiming it led to alcoholism.

    Being drip fed 3 standard drinks a day? That could catch on.
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    Alcohol IV anything sounds good right now.

    But yeah, in the good ol' US, there'd be one helluva lawsuit in the making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    Good point though...if this happened in the U.S. the guy would later sue the hospital claiming it led to alcoholism.

    Being drip fed 3 standard drinks a day? That could catch on.
    Actually it was 3 drinks an hour for three days - damn he probablly had to piss every 10 minutes once he broke the seal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    : Good point though...if this happened in the U.S. the guy would later sue the hospital claiming it led to alcoholism.

    Being drip fed 3 standard drinks a day? That could catch on.

    JG, re-read voivod's original post. It's 3 standard, per HOUR!

    Or, me on Friday evenings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    In an update to this story, he is now a raging alcoholic.

    That was some quick thinking by the hospital. Nice job!
    And that's bad HOW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    I think the Texas Linkers have a new idea for TLW IV.








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    Well, we haven't tried THAT but last year all you had to do was lean your head waaay back, while sitting in the pool, and a cute "waitress" would bring a water gun filled with tequila and squirt it directly into your mouth (talk about lazy! lol). Most the time TP and I made it into the mouths but every once in awhile someone got an eyeful instead of a mouthful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    And that's bad HOW?
    Never said it was bad. It's all good!
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    Wonder how long his hangover lasted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    Wonder how long his hangover lasted?
    The fellow was originally hospitalised for drinking anti-freeze. Number one, it's doubtful he cared about the hangover. Number two, one can be certain he appreciated the upgrade to hi-test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktgiles View Post
    Well, we haven't tried THAT but last year all you had to do was lean your head waaay back, while sitting in the pool, and a cute "waitress" would bring a water gun filled with tequila and squirt it directly into your mouth (talk about lazy! lol). Most the time TP and I made it into the mouths but every once in awhile someone got an eyeful instead of a mouthful.

    Next year, though...we ARE having IVs of saline available for rehydration purposes. And no, I'm not kidding!
    Man, what I'd give to have you and TP make it into MY mouth......
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