A Dad Mistakenly Drank A Lava Lamp At Bedtime. This Is What Happened To His Kidneys.

  • Published: 06 May 2019
  • This case is from central New Jersey, fall 2015. Different from Erickson et. al. in references below.
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    Amani Al-Saray as Nurse
    Leilani Cartledge as Nurse
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    [0] Erickson TB. et. al. Acute renal toxicity after ingestion of Lava light liquid. Ann Emerg Med. 1996 Jun;27(6):781-4. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8644972

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    [3] Hanouneh M, Chen TK. Calcium Oxalate Crystals in Ethylene Glycol Toxicity. N Engl J Med. 2017 Oct 12;377(15):1467. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29020580

    [4] Song CH. et. al. A Case of Ethylene Glycol intoxication with Acute Renal Injury: Successful Recovery by Fomepizole and Renal Replacement Therapy. Electrolyte Blood Press. 2017 Dec; 15(2): 47–51. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5788815/

    [5] Laine GA. et al. Polyethylene glycol nephrotoxicity secondary to prolonged high-dose intravenous lorazepam. Ann Pharmacother. 1995 Nov;29(11):1110-4. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8573954

    [6] Funke ME. et. al. Methemoglobinemia Induced By Ingesting Lava Lamp Contents. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Aug; 2(3): 207–210. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6075504/
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Comments • 18 466

  • Chubbyemu
    Chubbyemu   5 months back

    👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️🚑 🚨 Happy Medical Monday! 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️🚑 🚨

    • 3rd Reich Ball
      3rd Reich Ball  1 weeks back

      Haha what a dumb ass. Why didnt he just go get a 12 pack and chug it until he could go get help with his alcohol withdrawl? How do you drink a lava lamp?

    • Corporal Roebuck CoD WW2
      Corporal Roebuck CoD WW2  2 months back

      Why the fuck you have to put so many emojis man?!

    • Rusty Cruxian
      Rusty Cruxian  3 months back

      Good day to you sir

    • Some Kid
      Some Kid  3 months back

      Neat, I am currently doing a required suppository. Please hope I’ll be ok

    • Sakarias Karlsson
      Sakarias Karlsson  3 months back

      Ironically some alcohol is a cure for glycol poisoning..

  • Budi Yanto
    Budi Yanto  3 hours back

    Such a very beautiful& sexy wive aw have,,,,

    That was so stupid that he prefer lava lamp than the mountain lava of her wife"s ☺☺☺☺☺😅☺

    • Armageddon11
      Armageddon11  7 hours back

      yo the wife let him die first then tell what he drank that night

      • don't care
        don't care  7 hours back

        What a load of shit, desperate alcoholics drink mouth wash or rubbing alcohol. Not a wax filled liquid. I don't believe this at all.

        • Degenerate Weeb
          Degenerate Weeb  7 hours back

          Mmmmmmm heheheh Lava lamps taste kinda like spicy grass.

          • Usha Chaudhary
            Usha Chaudhary  18 hours back

            AWWW MANN

            • dragoncult666
              dragoncult666  22 hours back

              Stupid bitch should have mentioned the lavalamp immediately.

              • Mike Hawk
                Mike Hawk  1 days back

                Creeper? Aw man

                • Steven G
                  Steven G  1 days back

                  i drank this shit 2 times a day know why? im in heaven bruh and im typing here cause there is fucking computer heaven thingeys

                  • theshadowoflife
                    theshadowoflife  2 days back

                    But did he divorce his wife for almost killing him?

                    • michael conyers
                      michael conyers  2 days back

                      can you please explain what you mean when you say he made a recovery. what were the issues that could not be resolved? also could the alcohol addiction be stopped by slowly reducing the intake over a period of time and after a while getting to no alcohol intake, would this still cause the negative to not occur or at least not be a serious?

                      • Robert Montealvo
                        Robert Montealvo  2 days back

                        A namekian creates the dragon balls,this is what happen to the earth

                        • psychiq
                          psychiq  3 days back

                          how do you mistakenly drink a lamp

                          • Way Too Many Napkins
                            Way Too Many Napkins  3 days back

                            How do you accidentally drink a lava lamp? Isn't that shit hot?

                            • Katy Bug
                              Katy Bug  4 days back

                              Wow, crazy cool video! I love the scientific breakdown.. that’s so crazy interesting! But the damn wife is an idiot for not telling the docs sooner, I mean that would’ve been like one of the first things I would’ve been screaming! Jeez.. poor guy

                              • Oh my gosh Is that bread?

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                                • Oh my gosh Is that bread?

                                  “Dumb ways to die! So much dumb ways to die! Dumb ways to di-e-e-e so many dumb ways to die! You can drink a lava lamp, you can ran over by a train....”

                                  40 likes for more!

                                  • Oh my gosh Is that bread?

                                    How in the hell do you accidentally drink a lava lamp? That concerns me...........

                                    • Nerdygirl
                                      Nerdygirl  5 days back

                                      The thumbnail picture of this video is half of a walnut, this is what happened to my brain.

                                      • Lonestarpants Zoey
                                        Lonestarpants Zoey  5 days back

                                        Why did you drink the lava lamp that’s dangerous you should drink that I didn’t drink it because that was super dangerous at least the daddy is not OK because well the daddy is not OK maybe he shouldn’t drink it well he shouldn’t drink it his kidneys are really really bad don’t drink it don’t break it down and he’ll drink it that’s too late

                                        • Cosmic Kitty
                                          Cosmic Kitty  6 days back

                                          Honestly though, how do you manage to drink a lava lamp? I touch one by accident and *bam,* blister.

                                          Alcohol withdrawals are whack.

                                          • Ayush Pandey
                                            Ayush Pandey  6 days back

                                            Why didnt the camera man saved him?

                                            • Peggy Ferguson
                                              Peggy Ferguson  6 days back


                                              first thoughts:


                                              AW MAN

                                              • MrGoatflakes
                                                MrGoatflakes  6 days back

                                                Telling an alcoholic to go cold turkey is lining up for manslaughter.

                                                • xXDoritoEngine22Xx
                                                  xXDoritoEngine22Xx  6 days back

                                                  I swear these stories are from Florida man

                                                  • oliver tackman
                                                    oliver tackman  7 days back

                                                    0:20 AW MAN

                                                    • Μ j
                                                      Μ j  7 days back

                                                      Me:sees title
                                                      Me: How the f*ck do you accidentally drink a lava lamp?

                                                      • Sammy B
                                                        Sammy B  7 days back

                                                        I can't imagine taking my addict husuband into the ER because he drank a fucking lava lamp. That woman is a saint.

                                                        • Whoops
                                                          Whoops  1 weeks back

                                                          Ok so, he somehow accidentally drank a lava lamp. First of all, just how? Second of all, how did he even open it? Third of all, how tf did he not realize he was drinking a fucking lava lamp after the first sip, but continued and chugged the whole thing?!?!

                                                          • Alexis Capeles
                                                            Alexis Capeles  1 weeks back

                                                            Who drinks a lava lamp?

                                                            • MANK Kahsk
                                                              MANK Kahsk  1 weeks back


                                                              • Anna
                                                                Anna  1 weeks back

                                                                I wonder if shiela secretly wanted him to die. He might not have been the best husband or father

                                                                • Taps fan
                                                                  Taps fan  1 weeks back

                                                                  This guy's wife was a complete idiot, why didn't she tell them right off that he had ingested the lava lamp fluid?!? What an idiot!!

                                                                  • Doctor. DJ
                                                                    Doctor. DJ  1 weeks back

                                                                    How do you accidentally drink a lava lamp?

                                                                    • Tudor_XD
                                                                      Tudor_XD  1 weeks back

                                                                      *bruh just drink a potion of fire resistance*

                                                                      • No one Here
                                                                        No one Here  1 weeks back

                                                                        A man made a joke on youtube,

                                                                        This is what happened to his monetization.

                                                                        • Hawkorvan
                                                                          Hawkorvan  1 weeks back

                                                                          Withdrawal is no joke

                                                                          • Hawkorvan
                                                                            Hawkorvan  1 weeks back

                                                                            Ok this is p good

                                                                            • Izzie
                                                                              Izzie  1 weeks back

                                                                              How tf does drinking a lava lamp seem like a good idea😭

                                                                              • Anushka Bakshi
                                                                                Anushka Bakshi  1 weeks back

                                                                                I wonder what use will trousseau's sign be to me if a patient like this gets rushed. May the lord chubbyemu bless me to get a correct diagnosis.

                                                                                • Anushka Bakshi
                                                                                  Anushka Bakshi  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Dude's blood/intestines must've been fun to watch.

                                                                                  • Gtx 1080 Ti
                                                                                    Gtx 1080 Ti  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Should have taken the magic 8 ball liquid antidote

                                                                                    • AceTriggerz
                                                                                      AceTriggerz  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Why do people dislike these videos?

                                                                                      • Gr33n bArBaR
                                                                                        Gr33n bArBaR  1 weeks back

                                                                                        How do you accidentally drink a lava lamp?

                                                                                        • Zeglex
                                                                                          Zeglex  1 weeks back

                                                                                          and that's why kids
                                                                                          don't drink

                                                                                          because you drink lava lamps later

                                                                                          • Voltron Fan person
                                                                                            Voltron Fan person  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Status epilepticus sounds like a harry Potter spell.

                                                                                            • Voltron Fan person
                                                                                              Voltron Fan person  1 weeks back

                                                                                              T a s t y

                                                                                              • Stephanie Joobern
                                                                                                Stephanie Joobern  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Aw this is actually very sad.:(