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From all of the posts I've read you all seem to be very kind People there in Lousiana. I know what I am about to ask is a very odd request, but I seriously need someones help.
I have a very sick little boy on my hands. He was taken to 1 of 6 of the Holly Beaches. The adult with him read but disreguarded the Warning/ Advisory sign on the Beach. When he returned home I had to take him to the ER that was 7-13 he is still very ill.
(The ER doctor said I NEED to know what that sign says)
I have obtained Data from the Beach Monitoring Program- All of the Waters At 1-6 Holly Beaches are out of compliance, All are still under advisory, Swimming is still not Advised. Along with the Data I requested a photo of the Warning/Advisory sign. I did recieve one.
I am including two photos-one of my child in the water(he is the black dot) and the photo of the sign I was sent from the Beach Monitoring Program which was clearly not taken on the same beach. My son says that is NOT the sign he read but the color and wording are similar. He says the sign he read was diamond shaped it was blue and the words were white but he thinks it was a solid sign it did not fold in two.(He's not certian) He was excited to swim.
I need a photo of THAT sign. I need to know which of the 6 Holly Beaches it is located. The adult says it was at the end of Hway 27?
My son's description of the area and beach was this:
The place they parked was passed "the sign", to his left there were houses on stilts, in front of them were two buildings with different flags on top maybe 5 or 6 on each building, the beach was very very dirty, there was no grass and out in the water there were two white poles with distance between them with chicken necks attached to a long string.(Lol that's what he said)
All I know is that he said he did swallow water he was in it for 2 hours or more.
I would be happy to share all of the information I have obtained. To me, someone not native to the area, I personally feel it is a little alarming.
I am hoping there is somebody out there that would be willing to take a picture of that sign. Or all of the advisory signs on Holly Beach if they are not certian.
I do not know how to help my son if I do not have all of the information I need. Thank-You for your time.

July 16, 2009 at 4:33pm

The original post was my very first post Ever so please be patient with me. I started to post an answer as I read them but it didn't match it up with your reply's. I feel like I should Email each of you individually. Thank-ALL OF YOU. My little boy is going to be okay.
I am his mother.
I am in Tennessee and totally outraged that the adult who took him is his Father. YES! He read the sign! I am trying my best to be calm and find out exactly what I need to know. I can not comprehend even the first photo that is of my child so far out there that if something like an undertoe, etc. happened how could you get out there to him. ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION IS ABSOLUTLEY GREAT. When I came across this site I knew somebody here would help me. What is disturbing to me is what is in thoses waters. They SHOULD be finding the source. From the Data the numbers sent to me from the Beach Monitoring Program NO WHERE and I've researched this since my son has been home tomorrow will be a week have I found what they are testing for well I'll tell ya! Fecal Coliform and Enterococci
At http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov under the Beach Monitoring Program it does list the Monitoring Sites/Most Recent Sample Date/Advisory Status.

July 18, 2009 at 3:27pm
A comment titled: Not the Flu. in response to a report titled: HELP! Needed: Photo of Advisory Sign(s) on Holly Beach

Thank You LAdoc1 for your reply at the website for Louisiana department of Health and Hospitals under the Beach Monitoring Program on that page to the left there is Common Pathogens in Costal Louisiana Waters it list Disease Causing Microorganisims in Sewage/ Some illinesses and Symptoms my son has ALL symptoms listed for: Bacteria, Protozoa and Worms. The Two tests which appear to be run every week are Fecal Coliform and Enterococci. He is feeling a little better he is still feeling abdominal pain/cramps, diarrhea, chest pain, restlessness, digestive disturbances no more fever.

July 18, 2009 at 2:57pm
A comment titled: Thank-You in response to a report titled: HELP! Needed: Photo of Advisory Sign(s) on Holly Beach

Thank-You for your response. These are the two bacteria's they are testing for. They started the testing in May and will continue till October 31st. Fecal Coliform and Enterococci looks like they test every week. At Holly Beaches in the Data I have Have Not been in compliance At all.

July 18, 2009 at 2:43pm
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