A Colorado woman says she’s been stuck in a hole with a sticky substance and a little glue tape.
It was last week, and she thought she’d never have to deal with this again.
“I went to work, and I started to get a little bit of a headache,” said Gina DeCicco.
But then I got home and it was all over the house.
“They put some cement glue on it, and then I went to my wife and said ‘what are you doing?
Gina’s husband, Mike DeCicero, says it’s not just a little sticky.
“It’s all over your face, your neck, your ears, your tongue, your fingers, your lips, it’s on everything,” he said.
Gina says it was a big mistake, and the glue tape came out all over her body.
“So I called my doctor, I called the police, I sent a message on Facebook.
And they said ‘no problem, no problem, we’ll send it to the hospital,'” she said.”
Then they gave me the money, and my husband took the money and said I have to put it away because I’ll never get it back,” Gina added.
Gore Verbruggen, a former medical doctor in Colorado, says you can get stuck with glue tape for years, and even years with little to no success.
“The first time I saw this, I thought I was nuts, because I’m not going to get stuck like this for 10 years,” he told ABC News.
“But after a while, you start to understand how this can happen, and what it does to your brain and your body, and it’s really a big deal, because you can be totally vulnerable, and you can have seizures, and people can get seriously injured,” he added.
But Gina says it doesn’t stop there.
“We had a child that was a little too young, and they had a problem in the house, and that child had been stuck with cement glue for over a year,” she said, referring to her son.
“There were holes, they were sticking it in the cracks, and cracks were starting to form on the walls.
And then one day, I went down to my husband and I was crying, ‘why didn’t you do something?
Why didn’t I do something?'”
The glue tape washes off.
But Gina says she has to use a different type of glue, called cement sealant.
“You can get it in with the paint remover, and spray it over the cracks,” she explained.
“And that’s what we’ve been doing for the last year and a half, and now we’re finally able to get it out.”
Gina DeCiccos daughter says her father has been stuck for three years.
“My dad has had to go to a hospital and a doctor, and he’s been out of work for three months, and still has to go back and get the glue out of his head,” Gina DeCarlo said.
The glue is also sticky, and could cause headaches and nausea, and sometimes even psychosis.
“Some of it is so sticky that you can’t even feel it on your head,” she added.
“If you have a headache, and your mouth is a little sore, you can still taste it.
You don’t know if you’re going to have a seizure, and if you have to take some meds, because the meds will affect the brain.”
Gianna DeCricos son is going to be 14 soon.
“When my son is a teenager, I don’t think he’s going to need this glue,” Gina said.
She says if it’s still available, she will buy it.
“He’ll go into it, because he’s never been in a sticky situation before, and this is not something that I want him to have to go through,” Gina told ABCNews.
“I want him and all of the children in the family to be safe.”
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