Thursday, June 10, 2010

Spider Bite

Be careful. I thought I was, didn't even see a spider, or realized that I was bit. Saw this hours after coming inside from cleaning our pool cover.

The next day it started getting hard, itchy and a little purple. The ER doc said it really looked like it was from some kind of spider.

20 hours in the Hospital. IV of 2 antibiotics, steroid and morphine.

I was told if the swelling area gets bigger than 2" diameter, seek help.

Mine ended up being 6" while I was in ER.

1 comment:

Cherdecor said...

Good grief, Linda! The bite looks very angry. That must have been a close call! I am glad you are much improved.