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Old 04-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #31
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I am so glad to read that he is breathing on his own. However, I am very confused by one of the parent updates from early on—according to them, he was drowning in a salt water pool with no chlorine. Where is that on the Fantasy? I thought all DCL pools were fresh water with chlorine?
I was wondering the same thing...but I haven't been on the Fantasy so I wasn't sure.
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I was wondering the same thing...but I haven't been on the Fantasy so I wasn't sure.
They are all fresh water super-heavily chlorinated pools. They are not salt water pools.

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #33
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They are all fresh water super-heavily chlorinated pools. They are not salt water pools.

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So how did he end up in a drowning situation onboard in a salt water pool? The parents said that his recovery is specifically due to his lungs' reaction to salt water instead of fresh water + chlorine.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #34
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Maybe the parents made a mistake in their posting. Totally possible, and understandable, considering their circumstance.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #35
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So how did he end up in a drowning situation onboard in a salt water pool? The parents said that his recovery is specifically due to his lungs' reaction to salt water instead of fresh water + chlorine.
Maybe they just got their info wrong.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #36
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I have noticed that some of the posts are not actually the parents, so it may be possible that they didn't know. I had wondered that myself because we have sailed Carnival (salt water) and Disney (which is definitely chlorinated).
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Thank you for posting this. He has been on my mind since I heard about it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #38
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Actually I am not sure use chlorine. I know they don't at the resort pools.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:17 PM   #39
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The Disney home page says they use fresh water pools. Most cruise ships use salt though.

Some of the medical details seem weird. Fevers aren't actually dangerous until they get much much higher, and ice is hard to control as a cooling substance - they would use a cooling blanket rather than ice I would think.
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Really? We were on board in January and I would definitely say they are salt water pools.
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So how did he end up in a drowning situation onboard in a salt water pool? The parents said that his recovery is specifically due to his lungs' reaction to salt water instead of fresh water + chlorine.
I am sure what the parents or whoever is reporting is true. They are in the situation and we shouldn't be questioning what they are reporting.
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Really? We were on board in January and I would definitely say they are salt water pools.
Well my 2 cents ......we were on the Fantasy in November...FRESH WATER, not sure what chemicals they use.
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I am sure what the parents or whoever is reporting is true. They are in the situation and we shouldn't be questioning what they are reporting.
As to the child's condition...........I totally agree.

As to something like the pools and chemical etc.............not so sure..........It could be true or a honest mistake.!

The important part is the child recovery, which thankfully is slowly progressing.

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Let's not speculate on medical procedures done as none of us are in that hospital room. No need for posts questioning what was done.

As far as the pools onboard....fresh water from sea water....in simple terms they desalinate the water for the pools.

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We just debarked the Fantasy this morning and we thought of Chase often throughout the cruise. So glad to hear he survived the pool incident and will hopefully make a full recovery.
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