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Get the DAN insurance

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by shadling, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. shadling

    shadling Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United States
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    My wife was admitted to the International Hospital here in Cozumel last night with cutaneous DCS. She spent 5 hrs in the chamber last night doing USN Table 6, and will be repeating Table 6 shortly. The DAN insurance is covering everything. Disclaimer: My wife and I are not DAN employees nor are we affiliated with DAN. I can't imagine what this sort of treatment would cost without insurance, so my advice is to buy the DAN insurance.
     
  2. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
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    I've had DAN ever since I was certified back in the mid-80's.

    Fortunately for me and my wife, we have never had to use it.

    Hope your wife recovers completely, and glad to see that DAN worked for you when you needed it.
     
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  3. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tuttle, Ok
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    It's the best $125 I spend every year. Any idea what caused the hit?

    Hope she's back in the water soon!
    Jay
     
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  4. CajunDiva

    CajunDiva Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Louisiana
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    I have been following instances of "skin bends" with great interest. It seems as if they are becoming more frequent.

    Great that you are connected with DAN, a fantastic resource for the dive industry. Do you have any idea about causation? Could ascent rates have been a factor?

    Praying she is doing much better now and thankful you were covered!
     
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  5. KristenK

    KristenK Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Colorado Springs
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    Hubby is getting DAN insurance as part of his anniversary gift tomorrow...so romantic! :p

    I hope your wife recovers quickly and fully. Please keep us updated.
     
  6. icechip

    icechip Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maine
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    +1 on the DAN insurance. And hope things go well with your wife's treatments.
     
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  7. shadling

    shadling Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United States
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    Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes. We'll know more about her status in a few hours but it's anticipated that she's in for more hyperbaric chamber sessions.
     
  8. lionfish-eater

    lionfish-eater Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: On an Island in the Mississippi River
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    Hope all goes well for her quick recovery.
    Sopa de mariscos or fish caldo works better than chicken soup.
    The sopa de lima is basically chicken stock based. Maybe some comfort food might help her spirits.
    Room Service will deliver almost anything to anywhere for 35 pesos.
     
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  9. Cozdreamer

    Cozdreamer Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NC
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    Agree 100% about having and keeping DAN insurance up to date yearly! Praying for quick resolution for her symptoms. Hope they put on a good movie for her to enjoy during her chamber time. You are in good hands there, and I am sure the staff is taking good care of you too as you sit and wait outside the chamber. I hope your dive op has come by to check on you guys also. Blessings for safe travels home after this incident and a good follow up with a DAN recommended dive doctor near your hometown once you return to the USA.
     
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  10. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Cozumel, MX
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    I hope she recovers and has no residual effects.

    Skin bends (cutaneous DCS) are not to be taken lightly at all because if not treated CAN turn to Type II DCS. However, if treatment started right away (same day symptoms present) it usually clears up in a single session - especially if it was a table 6. I've never know a cutaneous DCS case to need more than one hyperbaric treatment, in fact, in most cases the first line of treatment for skin bends is with 100% surface O2 under medical supervision for an hour or two with evaluation before resorting to hyperbaric treatment. Was she having other symptoms other than the skin rash?
     

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