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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 6/14/2011 4:44:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2011 4:55:38 AM EDT by Badlatitude]
On thursday we went to scout out a trapping job on a 60 acre estate. The care taker took Laura and I around in one of thoose UTV things. It had a jump seat in the utility bed and laura parked herself there.

Friday morning she woke up and noticed a bite behind her knee... It bothered her a little so I cleaned it , hit it with a sting relief wipe and we were on our way to check jobs.

Friday night it had gotten real red and was sore. We moved on to using triple antibiotic ointment and I gave her 2 motrin.

Saturday morning she was walking gimpy and it looked worse but we had faither it was going to get better.

Saturday night it got  gross and looked bruised. he didnt want to go for an expensive ER trip and wanted to see her DR monday morning.  F'n thing was straight ugly. dark and swollen , mild fever but she is stubborn and tough.

In the pic below you can see a dark spot this was the epicenter of the original bite.


Sorry thats the last pic I took. It didnt really get worse untill monday morning.

Monday morning we go to see her Doc. He says " HOLY SHIT" and get another Dr in the practice. She says " Holy shit" They clean it up some and decide she needs to go to the ER.

Asshole doc in the Er says on its probably just a tick bite 6 hrs later still in the ER they jacked her up with two seperate IV antibiotics , 900mg of tylenol a syringe of benedryl , a syringe of pain killers , prescribed her antibiotics and pain killers and had called in every specialist they could think of. They took atleast a dozen things of blood and samples of the clear liquid inside the swollen bite.

Myself , 3 RNs a PA and 2 Drs this it was a spider bite. One idiot woman who never really looked at it called it a tick bite
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 5:05:59 AM EDT
Hope it all turns out alright.

This is a reminder of how what seems small can escalate out of hand quickly.
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 5:07:00 AM EDT
Yeah especially since she kept it very clean and it was attended to. I cant wait to see what the lab results come back saying!  In 2 days it went from a small bite to WTF
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 5:25:35 AM EDT
Check into applying a nitro patch, if you think it is a Brown Recluse bite.
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 5:29:52 AM EDT
My bet would be spider bite also. We see dogs with them quite often. Starts out as a small inflamed area. Then the flesh around it start to die off. Most look real bad before they every get better. Can leave a nasty scar.
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 5:32:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2011 5:33:17 AM EDT by Badlatitude]
I think we are well out of their range of a brown recluse and it shows no signs of a crater , hole or errosion.  THey mixed 1.5 grams of ampicillian into a small IV bag and pumped it into her. Then gave her 150ml of vancomycin to her also via IV. She is on her 2nd dose of oral antibiotics (Bactrim). She feels 10x better today and didnt even want her pain meds this morning. She is back to her pain in the arse self id say lol
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 5:33:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GST:
Check into applying a nitro patch, if you think it is a Brown Recluse bite.


yeah man, I worked with a dude that got bit by one, he was off work for nearly 5 months, they had to do some surgeries/skin graphs to fix his leg.

Link Posted: 6/14/2011 6:34:25 AM EDT
I was bitten by a spider on my ankle several years ago, I'm guessing a BR.   Ankle swole up, small ulcer with puss, totally laid me out.  I even had this shooting pain in my nads where I guess the venom traveled.  Anywho, just like you the doctor told me it was an ant bite....really, an ant?  From the time I was a kid I have been stung and bitten by wasps, ants, and ticks on my ears, nose, face, arms, fingers, nearly everywhere, and I never had a reaction like this.  Luckily the antibiotics whipped it pretty quick.  My dad wasn't so lucky; he was bitten and had a lesion for probably 5 months.
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 7:27:35 AM EDT
WOW!  I definitely want to know what the lab results are.  Glad she's doing better.  Stubbornness and pure tenacity will pull many through an otherwise nasty situation.
Link Posted: 6/14/2011 7:11:24 PM EDT
Mmmmmm, MRSA.
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 10:59:27 AM EDT
Back to the Er this morning. Wound looks better but her leg swelled up and she was in major pain. She is actually still at the hospital with a close friend who is an RN. Had to come home and let the monsters out.
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 11:01:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
Back to the Er this morning. Wound looks better but her leg swelled up and she was in major pain. She is actually still at the hospital with a close friend who is an RN. Had to come home and let the monsters out.


Shit, man! Best wishes!!!

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Link Posted: 6/15/2011 11:13:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
Back to the Er this morning. Wound looks better but her leg swelled up and she was in major pain. She is actually still at the hospital with a close friend who is an RN. Had to come home and let the monsters out.


Woooh, nasty lookin bite, let us know what happens and any lab results.  

Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 11:37:45 AM EDT
Hope she starts getting better ASAP.

Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 11:45:31 AM EDT
Check for lymes disease, damn ticks around here carry it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 12:46:00 PM EDT
Spider Bite = Brown Recluse spider, most likely!
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 2:03:12 PM EDT
Glad to hear she is doing better.

Hope the lower leg is just a side effect.

Keep us posted and thanks for the post.

-Taft
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 4:07:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2011 4:12:42 PM EDT by pcsutton]




Originally Posted By GST:

Check into applying a nitro patch, if you think it is a Brown Recluse bite.


Tell me about this!! How does this work??



Never mind...I looked it up. Live and learn....



OP I hope your wife is OK!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 6:04:40 PM EDT
Hope it works out OK....brown recluse is nothing to laugh at if that is what it is.

Thoughts and prayers with you both.
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 6:42:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2011 6:42:57 PM EDT by Wolverine1856]
I had something very close to that a few years back. I got an injection of AB (in the backside) and oral AB's. They pretty much knocked it out but it was few weeks before it went away. My doc's had the same oh shi$$ reaction as yours. Never found out what did it but I am pretty sure it was a spider bite of some sort.

BR's are here in MI so I would think they could be in CT as well.
Link Posted: 6/16/2011 3:24:06 AM EDT
THey called in an infectious diease specialist. Supposidly its just a bacterial infection that went wild after a simple bug or non venomous spider bite .  The nasty dark colors are out of it. Still looks gross but improving. They switched up her meds.
Link Posted: 6/16/2011 4:12:04 AM EDT
Hope everything turns out.

Good luck to your wife.


GM
Link Posted: 6/16/2011 4:15:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
THey called in an infectious diease specialist. Supposidly its just a bacterial infection that went wild after a simple bug or non venomous spider bite .  The nasty dark colors are out of it. Still looks gross but improving. They switched up her meds.


God speed on recovery....glad to hear it's better..
Link Posted: 6/16/2011 4:36:16 AM EDT
Best of luck to her. I got bit by an ant (yes, an ant) 3 years ago and wound up in the hospital for a week. Funny, the ER Drs had the same "oh shit!" reaction. It had gone from the size of a typical ant bite to the size of a half dollar in 12 hours. Hurt like hell. Had a necrotizing streph infection. Damn near lost my leg. 20% mortality rate. Infectious disease specialist came by everyday to pack my leg with "silver". And this will lie dormant in my system for the rest of my life. The Dr. figured the ant had simply walked through some dirty water and then bit me. Any type of bite, scrape,cut or blister gets an immediate dose of antimicrobial ointment.
Link Posted: 6/18/2011 10:58:40 PM EDT
From my understanding MRSA & a Brown Recluse bite can mimic each other.  Prayers out for your wife.  Please keep us informed.
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 7:16:33 AM EDT
Laura is doing well. Its dried out , scabbed over and healing just fine. Kinda crazy how a simple bite got infected with every day bacteria and went so bad so fast.
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 10:49:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2011 10:50:16 AM EDT by GreatDane]
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
Laura is doing well. Its dried out , scabbed over and healing just fine. Kinda crazy how a simple bite got infected with every day bacteria and went so bad so fast.


Just remember this little ordeal the next time you hear someone wanting antibiotics because they have a cold... Shit like that is why we have MRSA in the first place.

Glad to hear that your lady is doing better!
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 11:31:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Functional:
Spider Bite = Brown Recluse spider, most likely!


Not in Connecticut.
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 11:52:52 AM EDT
Glad she's doing better.
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 12:21:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2011 3:48:33 PM EDT by mitchellh]
Sorry to have posted
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 2:19:51 PM EDT
For everyone who doesn't read ... IT WAS NOT MRSA OR A BROWN RECLUSE (Thank God!). It was a simple bacterial infection. Infact it was some common every day bacteria that we all have on our skin. Just happened to love the bite on the back of her knee.
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 3:01:10 PM EDT
Good news brutha!  Glad she's doin better.
Link Posted: 6/20/2011 10:49:07 AM EDT
Glad she is doing better.
Link Posted: 6/20/2011 10:53:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bogomil:
I was bitten by a spider on my ankle several years ago, I'm guessing a BR.   Ankle swole up, small ulcer with puss, totally laid me out.  I even had this shooting pain in my nads where I guess the venom traveled.  Anywho, just like you the doctor told me it was an ant bite....really, an ant?...



I had the same thing from a couple of ant bites in N.C.

I've never had a problem from ants before of after -I guess not all ants are equal!
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 5:40:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dan45678:
Originally Posted By Functional:
Spider Bite = Brown Recluse spider, most likely!


Not in Connecticut.


Dont remember when Jarjuras found that Black Widow in the bananas huh?

Made the papers in Waterbury probably 10 years ago.





With the shipping of EVERYTHING we do , while it is not likely, it is most definitely possible......
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 9:49:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pyro6988:
Glad she is doing better.


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