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    Come on man sue and buy a greenhouse and fill it with nepenthes [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Dino I had already left the store so they already took the money. Spec I have worse thing to sue about the neglagence of texas county not treating my copperhead bite they said there was no treatment!,and just gave me tylenol3 and said go home.By the time I was home I was in torturouse pain and then had to drive all the way up to ft.wood (hours drive wich in this case took 40 minutes) where they gave me morphine(ahhhh.) and sent me to ST.LOUIS where I got treated with corfab anti venom but by the time I was there my pinky hadn`t had circulation for like an hour was blue and blistery my hand got to like 10x normal size and the swelling extended to my chest!!!!. They did a fascia to relieve the pressure on my pinky and if they hadn`t of done this I soon would have lost it.So I am going to sue over the snake issue,but not over a little thing like pamida. I mean my dad is JUST NOW a YEAR after the bite getting the case started.Wich the pain and all of that would have caused my conversion disorder(Wich is what I`m currently suffering from)
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    sent you to St. Louis for antivenom?!?!?!? heck we have it here in Wolf Point MT(i know ive asked) and we are a lil dinky place in the middle of nowhere. your case definatly warrented antivenom and should prolly had some in stock or near by. most decent sized hospitals anywhere in snake country should have some on hand. you should know though, a doctor who has antivenom and doesnt know how to use it properly can cause WAY WAY WAY more damage than the venom from a copperhead. serum sickness is a serious issue with alot worse consequences than loosing a pinky. you sure it was a copper head? 95% of copperhead bites you dont bother with antivenom because the affects are so localized. sorry, i dont mean to make light of your situation. im just a snake nut and venomous are a favorite. no place to keep them at the moment though so ill have to stick with my pythons.

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    I can not believe they treated you like that. Sorry to hear that Noah. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Administering antivenin is not standard practice for most snake bites. As mentioned it has serious potential side effects Serum sickness as well as anaphalxis shock. There have been no recorded deaths from Copperhead snakes. Standard medical protocol is to monitor the swelling for Copperhead snakes.
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    Well it was a copperhead(unless it was a rattler,or cottonmouth, but I didn`t here a rattle never actually saw the snake) and the damage wasn`t that localized as you can tell from my previous post. It hurt real bad! Obviousley you haven`t been bitten. I wouldn`t keep a copperhead as a pet they are very agressive. I got bit without even agrivateing the snake I was just picking up a pear then WHAMO I was bit.
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    Well Tony the swelling was going into my chest so it certainley was warented!
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    the new crofab is good stuff serum sickness is almost nonexistant compared to the old type of antivenom but i believe there is a bit of a shortage. to me it doesnt sound like a copperhead although i could be wrong. i would think its prolly a rattler bite as cottonmouths arent anywhere near as aggressive as their reputation says. either way if the swelling was spreading to you chest than yes you needed the antivenom, no question. and no i havent been bit but i know ppl who have. i truely believe your pain was darn near unbearable but for pain in viper bites they normally give morphine unless you blood pressure is low. the antivenom does nothing for pain it just slows the progression of the venom. just curious, how much was your doctor bill? my understanding is that minor venomous snake bites start at about $7000 and go up fast from there, good as reason as any to not keep hots.

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