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by narcissist
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:51 am
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Topic: Help identifying rattler!!
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Re: Help identifying rattler!!

First I want to thank everyone for caring and sending prayers, I didn't think this was going to have as many comments as it did with people worrying. Then my wife reminded me about how Texans are, they are honest/good people. I think of Texas as basically it's own country in a way due to the way the people are you don't see that much anywhere else.

As far as what happened was after about two days of pain I gave in to my wife saying go to the hospital. After about a hour wait they took me back and I saw a Dr. and explained what had happened he said you waited to long "which I agree" then he literally started laughing as he walked out of the room. At this point I didn't feel much pain due to anger "adrenaline" I had to ask the nurse what's the plan [since the comedian left the room] she said we will give you fluids and keep you for observation that's all as of right now. I asked about something for the pain she then came back with acetaminophen-codeine pill. I'm sure most of you understand how weak of a pain med this is.

At this point I was getting more upset so I told them I want to sign myself out of the hospital against Dr. Orders. They in return had a police officer show up to tell me it's against their policy to let me go. Hmmm I knew better thanks to having knowledge of the law, after a bunch of "bull" putting it nicely I was allowed to leave back to the ranch.

The wound wasn't getting extremely bad like some of the photo's you see online, mainly swelling into the wrist area. I was getting symptoms of a extreme case of the flue, fever, couldn't hold down fluids to good, hot then cold within mins, numbness-shock feeling up my arm, sweating, pain in my back?? Kidneys I guess just not a fun time at all. As the days passed "slowly" getting better but the wound never got to the point I felt I needed to try another hospital. It took a good 2 wks of being basically bed ridden then I'm still at a certain state where I think I got some nerve damage in my hand/wrist. Still some what feel sick, back pain but nothing like it was.

What I learned [the hard way] is to get to a hospital as fast as you can to get the anti-venum in time! Thanks to having a dentist in the family she was nice enough to prescribe me actrul pain meds that helped me sleep during this time. The wound has pretty much healed and looks like a couple cigarette burns now. I guess I must not of got the entire dosage of venom or maybe it was a dry bite with what was left on its fangs?? Maybe just a bacterial infection from the bite?? I guess I'll never know but definitely upgrading to a taller snake boot for deer season!

I did get the Dr's name and plan on reporting him to the state Board but doubt it will even be looked at or even taken seriously. The main reason I even got bit was from "being stuck in my head" like people with ptsd, Example: when your on a long drive and not thinking of driving but other things. Like that basically. Thanks again to everyone who cared!!
by narcissist
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help identifying rattler!!
Replies: 94
Views: 7080

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Thanks, I was worried about the mojave, so far just like bad sweats pains but a little swelling, being about 5ft they control their venom a little better. I looked it up its been way past 4 hours for the anti-venum. My wife was begging me to go it's just i hate hospitals and drs. I might give in tho, glad it's not the Mojave after all!
by narcissist
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help identifying rattler!!
Replies: 94
Views: 7080

Help identifying rattler!!

Got bit by this bad boy but it doesn't look like a eastern diamond back, more like a Mojave? I was reaching down to get the air chuck when he was right by the air compressor. Used my carry pistol to shoot it, the effects are not as bad as I thought it would be so far. Was hoping for a dry bite but not that lucky, going to try to ride it out but not 100% sure yet.
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