There are occasions when even I have a hard time stomaching a job.

Ironically, its not the cases of decomposing bodies, rotting in the sweltering heat of a vacant apartment and swamped in thousands of wriggling maggots.

Nor is it the calls we get after some poor soul has reached his breaking point and has put the barrel of a shotgun against his head, blowing his shattered skull and brains all over the walls and ceiling, dripping down like fleshy stalagmites.

Not even the incidents of hoarding, where piles of trash and refuse stack up to the roof and weave around like a maze of pure filth.

No, the hardest jobs for me are the cases that involve what we call, “ Severe Gastrointestinal Distress”… but that’s fits of explosive, bloody poop to the late person.

Yes, folks, I’ve seen it all. I can honestly say that sometimes, as in my next story, that I hadn’t seen quite that much…

The call had come into my Tampa/Orlando office from a homeowner who did not know where to turn after a disturbing medical emergency had taken place in their home.

The panicked woman described in detail what had happened…

Apparently, her daughter and her fiancé had come down from Pittsburgh to visit the woman at her newly constructed retirement home in Winter Park, Florida. The three, along with the man of the house, had all decided to try a Thai restaurant that had recently opened in town and the evening seemed to go off without a hitch with the family enjoying a nice quiet meal followed up with a movie back at the house.

But soon, things were not so pleasant.

Around midnight, as it had been relayed to me, the homeowner began to notice a lot of commotion coming from the second master bedroom where her daughter and her soon-to-be husband were spending the night.

As she crept closer to the door, trying to hear what was taking place behind it, her daughter suddenly threw open the portal and screamed for her mother to call an ambulance, her future husband was having convulsions on the floor of the adjacent bathroom in a pool of his own liquified bloody stool.

Standing in the doorway of that very room, I could barely keep my retching reflex in check. The odor was absolutely as foul as you could imagine it might be. No wonder the homeowner had been so unnerved when I saw her at the front door. It appeared that the bathroom and the rest of the house for that matter would never be free from the stench or stain of human waste.

Luckily, I’m a professional and I pushed through my initial nausea. We were able to remove all of the blood and stool, careful to thoroughly check our progress before we completely sanitized the entire area and then set up an Ozone Machine for good measure to eliminate any remaining scent on a molecular level.

The most difficult part of this clean up was tackling a toilet that had been totally clogged with feces and feces covered toilet paper. Each wad had to be hand removed from the john and placed in a biohazardous waste container for careful disposal.

Finally, after two days of intensive cleanup, we waved goodbye to one ecstatic homeowner

She stood and blew kisses from the doorway of her fully restored home. In cases like this, I like to joke that we not only restore someone’s home to a more lovable condition, but we also restore someone’s sense of sanity.

On a side note, I later discovered what had caused this medical event which had sent this young man to the hospital for over a week… peanuts. Specifically, the peanuts in the Thai food that they had consumed earlier that evening. Unaware that he had done so, the peanuts caused a reaction in his body that caused inflammation and bleeding… and one hell of a case of shits.

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Ted Pelot Owner & President of Crime Scene Cleanup Company - Advanced Bio-Treatment