A British man was left fighting for his life after the 'holiday from hell' in Turkey left him permanently brain damaged in intensive care.
Eddie Lund, 52, went on a Thomas Cook holiday in a resort in Bodrum before he was taken seriously ill and left in a critical condition.
Eddie's sons and daughter paid £1000 to fly him and his wife Tracey to celebrate her 50th birthday, but he ended up 'at death's door' with Thomas Cook now apologising for 'not being there for Mr Lund' during his illness.
The HGV driver from Strood in Kent, who now can't work, ended up with heart failure, permanent brain damage and was hospitalised in intensive care for two and a half weeks.
Eddie Lund, 52, was left in intensive care back in England for two-and-a-half weeks
His daughter said his dilemma started when he 'fell ill from the hotel food' and culminated in him falling several times due to being 'delirious' - including one fall where he smashed his head on a marble floor.
His distraught daughter Carley, a staff nurse, blamed a catalogue of failings by Thomas Cook, their rep and Jasmin Beach Hotel - where her parents were trapped for two weeks.
The 24-year-old said it was the hotel food that sparked her father's illness and also made her mother ill later in the holiday. She said the diarrhoea and sickness her father suffered left him devoid of vital electrolytes.
Carley told Mail Online: 'What's made this the holiday from hell is my dad coming back a totally different man to what he was before, not able to work from all this. It's completely changed their lives. Financially and health wise.'
Eddie and his wife Tracey (pictured) travelled to the resort in Turkey for her 50th birthday
She added that upon his return to England, a health professional was surprised to see him alive.
'The intensive care consultant was aghast as to how my dad was still alive due to him being so poorly abroad!' she said.
Her parents flew out to the popular resort on September 28th for their two-week holiday but Carley said they pleaded with a Thomas Cook rep for an earlier flight home after he father started suffering with vomiting and diarrhoea.
Eddie's daughter Tracey said her father returned from his trip 'a different man' from before
After a short time in Turkey Eddie became very ill and was rushed to intensive care in England upon returning home after receiving inadequate care from abroad, according to his daughter
Carley, 24, said her father is now waiting on a CT scan on his brain and lungs, as well as a heart scan (pictured in hospital in England)
She added that her mother soon became sick 'like many other guests' but 'the rep did not seem bothered and completely disregarded any concerns.'
Mrs Lund allegedly complained about her husband's dire state a few days later, saying he couldn't walk down the stairs and even collapsed,