Wow! This thread has meandered a bit along the way!
Regarding the original post and mom/sick kid......I read about this several days ago and followed for a few days on other social media sites.
First question-mom supposedly had travel insurance, however, the original injury to the child happened before she/he boarded the ship. According to one of her FB rants, "he got sick within 24 hours of boarding." I suspect the infection started before he boarded the ship; the original injury was DEFINITELY before he boarded. Depending on when they purchased insurance, will this even be covered?
She was given the option of getting off in Cozumel to seek treatment but opted not to. The reason given was no passport and, according to another rant, she was supposedly told she wouldn't be able to get back on the ship without a passport. I've never had to have my passport to reboard a cruise ship at a port and I seriously doubt anyone from the ship told her that. I'm thinking mom has embellished a bit for sympathy. I suspect she realized that her credit card had already been maxed out due to the on board treatment her son had been given and that a Mexican hospital was going to demand payment before she could leave.
She ranted on FB about how awful the ship was and implied that they were so worried; the situation was dire and the ship dropped the ball in requesting medical care for the gravely ill child(ie Coast Guard evacuation.) The captain "wasn't informed of the medical emergency." (Perhaps because there wasn't one?)
Pictures of her son's face were posted (and yes, they looked bad.) Yet....the day they disembarked, after he'd been treated on board the "horrible" ship, she posted a picture of her desperately ill son standing beside his bed in the hospital where they eventually ended up. Later, she posted a video of the child running around the room......I think the situation was again, embellished a bit for sympathy. Pictures posted at this point show the child's injury looks much, much better than the one earlier.....the redness around the child's eye was gone indicating the infection was healing. Apparently the doctor on board the ship actually knew what he/she was doing and provided appropriate care!
This whole story just irks me to no end! Mom was irresponsible on so many issues, yet mentions in a FB post that she'll be
"seeing the cruise line in court." How dare NCL have the gall to cut off her latte when she has a $9K bill pending on her cruise account!! Yet, people on social media jump to her defense....poor women.....struggling without her designer coffee....and actually send her money. I'm sure she'll be sending refunds to all the good souls should insurance actually cover the medical bills. (cough)
I hope the child is fine. Mom.....no sympathy whatsoever for this woman.
Sorry......sometimes I feel the need to rant. 😕