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kelliedi
November 3rd, 2013, 12:17 PM
Ok so i really hate spiders. I fear them i run from them and i have three boys whos sole job is to kill bugs but really the spiders.

Last Sunday after painting all day Saturday I woke up with my right flip-you-off-finger swollen and with fever. I thought well crap i got a spider bit from some where. How, where, what kind I have no clue. So me being me thought oh well you can fight this off, so over the next week I soaked it in salt water, ice packs, warm water, neosporne with bandaids and so much advil that i was getting sick to my stomache. Finally broke down and went to ER last night. They cut it opened, drained it and have it packed so that it will keep draining. i get to call a hand surgeon tomorrow, happy happy joy joy.

I HATE SPIDERS

Lisapc
November 3rd, 2013, 12:25 PM
Ouch! I hope you heal quickly with no surgery needed!

I am so sorry that you got bit! I am not a person who likes chemicals around the house, kids or dogs but I had such trouble with some biting ants on my deck and trying climb into the windows I finally gave in. I had Dad get me the nastiest stuff he could legally get and with gloves and masks he did the front and one side of the house one day and the other side and back a few days later. He wouldn't let my hubby do it, it had to be him. It worked and I was able to keep the little ones safe.

Kgrammiecaz
November 3rd, 2013, 12:48 PM
So sorry to hear you went through this. Spiders are nasty creatures. Hope all goes well with the surgeon. Keep,us posted

HdWench
November 3rd, 2013, 12:52 PM
YUCK! So sorry you got bit, and hope it feels better now drained. Those spiders are especially nasty in MO!
Had a brown recluse bite stationed in Ft. Leonardwood. Sure hope it wasn't one of those.

Agree Lisa, outside bugs are good but once they pass the threshold they are dead ;-)




Debbie

Bubby
November 3rd, 2013, 01:29 PM
I hate spider bites. I was bit by a brown recluse a few years ago but I got medical treatment as soon as I saw the purple streaks running across my chest. I had to have intensive antibiotics and a core biopsy. I hope your finger gets better without surgery.

easyquilts
November 3rd, 2013, 02:55 PM
Oh Kellie, I am do sorry about your spider bite... Ouch!

You would have died in our new house....when I was twelve/thirteen.... The subdivision had been built on an old cornfield... So... We had huge spiders everywhere... If you turned your front porch light on at night, they would be covering the porch. They were behind books, canisters, and in shoes.... I found a dead in my moccasin.....after I had put it on. It was horrible. When they opened up they were truly huge... I mean BIG and scary.... Ugh!

I hope your finger heals quickly..... What is the surgeon gong to do? Lots of hugs!

quiltingtrish
November 3rd, 2013, 03:06 PM
I'm glad you got to the ER and are having it taken care of. Good luck on seeing the surgeon, I'll keep you in my prayers.
I really hate spiders too.

Hugs,

PeggyM
November 3rd, 2013, 03:59 PM
I believe in a healthy fear of spiders. They can do a huge amount of damage to us. I opened the back porch door yesterday, and my 20-month-old granddaughter said "gwoss, spidews". I shut that door right quickly. Get well soon!

BMG Gran
November 3rd, 2013, 04:05 PM
I will be thinking positive thoughts for a good outcome. I have been bitten twice. Neither time was much fun.

cindyinohio
November 3rd, 2013, 04:43 PM
My son use to get irritated when I'd clean out the flower bed in the fall I would scream for him to come kill a spider. Then one year all I found was 1/2 spiders....then I saw the praying mantis's. don't kill praying mantis.they ate the spiders!!!!

self6241
November 3rd, 2013, 04:46 PM
You poor thing. I know the feeling my husband and our housemate loves to bring me bugs and worms.

shorte85
November 3rd, 2013, 07:27 PM
Yuck! I hope you feel better and heal quickly. I have an absolute fear of spiders. They freak me out, they move fast, they jump, they can crawl up or down things, yeah I don't like them. HATE THEM! YUCK! I have chills just talking about it.

But hope you feel better otherwise!!!

Quilted Fantasies
November 3rd, 2013, 09:57 PM
I never was afraid of spiders but after reading about your bite I may be now. I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope you don't have to have surgery. Keep us posted.

MRoy
November 3rd, 2013, 10:03 PM
I hope your finger heals quickly and without the need for surgery. I've found several spiders in the house lately, but they've been the big ones that are usually harmless and I've been able to kill them before they got away. I'm more afraid of the little spiders like the brown recluse.

Genny
November 3rd, 2013, 10:22 PM
I am scared to death of spiders...always have been...always will be! We have Orkin come every 3 months to spray.

Pandabear
November 3rd, 2013, 10:35 PM
I too hate spiders. Ew Ew Ew Ew!!

Hope you feel better soon