Galveston - Stewart Beach

23:09 Jul 9 2020 Stewart Beach at Galveston

Our family is at the beach this week and we visited Stewart Beach last night for a couple hours. I only waded, and my 3 year old spent half the time looking for seashells--my husband and 5 year old were in the water the whole time. Today they are both sick; my 5 year old pooped her pooped her pants (diarrhea) twice today (she hasn't had a potty accident since we potty trained her at 2.5 years old) and she has complained of a stomach ache, and my husband said he feels the same and is having similar bathroom issues. My 3 year old had VERY slight symptoms and I initially thought no way could my husband and daughter be sick from the water because the 3 year old played too and she's mostly fine, but after coming here I'm thinking maybe she just barely swallowed any and my husband and daughter got a lot. I have had no symptoms.

Today we went to La Porte beach and were all in the water for 2+ hours, though we did constantly tell our girls to spit out any water that got in their mouths. I guess we'll see what happens tomorrow.
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What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Diarrhea,Cramps/Stomach Pain
Did you see a doctor?: No
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Next day
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: One
How long did your illness last?: One to three Days
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: Yes
Did you observe a distinct source of pollution or algal bloom? Please describe.: No

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