Pavement Ants Attack Old Man In Florida Hospital ICU

October 30th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

October 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An Elderly man from Florida has been attacked by a swarm of flesh eating ants during his stay at a Hospital. The 76 year old man named Cornelius Lewis was recovering from his pacemaker operation at the Intensive Care Unit of Gulf Coast Medical center in Fort Meyers when the incident took place.

Right after the pacemaker surgery, Lewis was shifted to the ICU to recover from the stresses of the surgery. Lewis’s daughter said that one day after the surgery; she could see that her father’s body was covered with ant bite marks. Lewis himself said that he was feeling itchy throughout the night but he could not help himself because his arms were tied.

The old man could not see the ants clearly because he was covered in multiple layers of blankets. The ant attack went unnoticed by the Hospital staff because the pavement ants were hidden under the bed covers. Cornelius’s son Neil said that hospital staff was supposed to check on his father every ten minutes but they did not keep their promise. Throughout the night Cornelius Lewis went through a lot of agony because of the lackadaisical approach of the nursing staff.

Afterwards the hospital staff tried to shift Cornelius Lewis to another room but the ants were present in the new room as well. Lee Memorial health system which runs the Gulf Coast Medical center apologized to the Lee family and said that they are taking proper steps to remedy the problem. The Public relations director Karen Krieder said that Gulf Coast is the only hospital with the pavement ant problem but all the other hospitals in the area are being checked by pest control experts.

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