FREDERICKSBURG, VA (WUSA9) – Rachel Myrick went out for dinner and received a chew she hadn’t bargained for.
Whereas ready within the foyer of the Fredericksburg Longhorn Steakhouse, she was bitten by a copperhead snake.
That snake bit her 3 times.
Her first thought was that she’d been stung by a bee or a hornet.
She tried to brush it off and hold going, she informed the paper, however felt such a pointy ache she dropped her cellphone and her pockets.
“I had my fingers beneath my foot and that’s once I felt one thing shifting,” Myrick, an actual-property agent, informed the newspaper.
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Myrick had been bitten twice on her toes and as soon as on the aspect of her foot by a roughly eight-inch-lengthy copperhead. The bites left her in hospital for eleven days.
“I freaked out,” stated Myrick, who recalled yelling, “I received bit! I obtained bit!”
Myrick stated she was injected with antivenin to deliver down the swelling- an costly antidote that needs to be ‘milked’ from venomous snakes.
Antivenin prices anyplace from a couple of hundred dollars to hundreds of dollars relying on the chew and one’s medical insurance.
Myrick stated she hasn’t gotten her hospital invoice but.
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“It hit the ground between my son, Dylan, and my boyfriend, Mike. Each of them instantaneously stepped on it, stepped on its head and killed it proper in that lobby space,” Myrick advised WTOP.
After the snake was lifeless, emergency providers have been referred to as and Myrick was taken to hospital, the place she stayed till Sunday. She was given anti-venom photographs and different remedies to scale back the swelling, which unfold as much as the highest of her leg.
Myrick had gone to the restaurant Sept. 12 together with her thirteen-yr-previous son, Dylan, boyfriend Michael Clem and different family and friends to mark Clem’s return from Afghanistan.
She informed WTOP that after-results have severely restricted her mobility and that she continues to be in appreciable ache.
“I’m unable to do something regular in my day-to-day life,” she stated. “My complete life is the wrong way up at this level.”
Myrick advised the Free Lance-Star that docs had stated that it’ll in all probability take her a minimum of three months to recuperate. In the meantime, she’s utilizing crutches to keep away from placing strain on her foot.
“It’s painful simply to experience within the automotive,” she advised the paper. “There’s little or no that I can do. I can’t work. I can’t take my youngsters anyplace. Even telephone calls are very troublesome as a result of I’m medicated. I can chat, however I can’t negotiate a contract on somebody’s…