“This was Thursday night. I’m still at the hospital with my whole left leg swollen under my knee. I’m unable to put my leg down without throbbing pain. I’ve been on anti-venom which has appeared to stop the spread.
Update 1: Sunday morning now. Not much has changed in my status. It hasn’t gotten worse in over a day. I’m realistic that I might not be able to walk for a few weeks.
For those that asked, the dog is fine. This happened in north Georgia (USA). I did take an ambulance ride ($$$$) and I’m well aware of how much costs are. I have an out-of-pocket max on my insurance($7k) so I’m hopeful the damage is limited to that.
Update 2: I was discharged this Sunday afternoon as my body is showing signs of recovery. I have no pain as long as I’m lying down and have my leg elevated. I can only last about a minute upright on crutches before it becomes too painful.
So much interest in our USA healthcare system, so I’ll try to post a medical bill recap for all of those interested. It’s likely going to be several months before all the bills finish coming.” -swbradshaw