Anyone have any experience w/a bite?
The wife was bitten on the ankle Sat night @ 9:30pm while stepping out of the tent at Big Bend campground, WV. Stepped on the snake and BAM! Never saw it before the strike. I killed it for positive ID. Transported by ambulance to Grant Memorial hospital in Petersburg WV, where they decided they had no expertise w/copperhead bites. Next transport to WMHS in Cumberland MD, where they actually have antivenom. She's gone through 4 courses of antivenom which appears to have slowed the progression of symptoms, but her leg is swollen something fierce and it's painful. They plan on keeping her in the hospital until late Tues possibly Wed.
Not really clear on how this is going to work in the next few weeks. Permanent damage? Time to full recovery? Not getting very clear answers from the hospital staff at this time. I don't think they know.
Anyone go through this before?
When was the last time you heard somebody say "Go ahead, it's a free country"?