It’s that time of year to take the swim trunks out of storage or to get a new pair for every member of your family. If you have children, you know that you have to buy them new clothes every season because they keep growing out of their last batch. It can be frustrating to spend that much money on clothes that your kids are only going to wear for a little bit of time, but that’s the way of life.
And if you are looking for a new set of swim trunks for your boy, then you have to hear this mom’s warning.
When her five-year-old son Jack went on a vacation to Spain with the family, he suddenly burst into tears. She rushed him back to their hotel room where she attempted to help the little boy out of his swim trunks. But that’s when he let out the worst noise a mother can hear. She described it as follows:
“He let out the most gut-wrenching scream I’ve ever heard; it’s a sound no mother should ever hear.”
So what happened? The little boy’s genitalia had gotten tangled in the netting of the swim trunks. Mom realized this, so she ran down to the receptionist for help, asking for a pair of scissors. But mom was not handy enough with the scissors to cut her boy free. So the hotel directed him to their health center. But the people manning that facility were also unprepared for the boy’s wretched pain. They took one look at what the swim trunks were doing to his boy parts and told mom to rush him to the hospital.
Because it had been trapped inside the netting for a while, the boy’s skin began to bubble. It appeared like it was going to burst. Jack was in immense pain and needed the hospital as the health center recommended.
When they arrived at the facility, the Spanish doctors hurried him into the emergency room. He received an anesthetic to reduce his pain. Then doctors got to work removing the tangled netting. It worked. They got it off the boy and stopped its strangulation on his boy parts. We won’t go into details about what could have happened if his treatment was delayed any longer.
Despite getting fixed, doctors were not ready to send him back to the hotel. They kept him under observation for a few hours. And when he showed no more symptoms, they determined he could go back to his vacation and have fun with mom.
In an interview with Daily Mirror, Laura cautions other parentings about getting cheap, netted swim trunks: “He talks about how he nearly lost his willy on holiday and went on about the naughty netting. He’s been warning all his friends as he doesn’t want the same thing to happen to them.”
Jack’s story is not an isolated incident. Although this is not super common, it can happen to children and adults. Be careful when shopping for swim trunks this summer – and beware those with netting.