Out of ICU
Out of ICU and hospital and back home. Still pretty incapacitated. Can't stand without great pain.... foot and calf are distended, and when I stand blood pools there and hurts like blazes. I can see black patches on foot where tissue is going to be lost, but they are not large. Blood pressure dropped to 70/30 in the first hours. Blue and blue all over -- anticoagulant in venom causes bleeding upon mere pressure. Dim memories of constant IVs, and blood draws to where they had to search for veins that hadn't already been used (and with the anticoagulant, lots of the punctures bled under the skin).
On the way to the hospital the ambulance crew relayed a radio message that "they found the snake, it was an 18" diamondback." I assume that means they killed it, Pima County Sheriff's Office being a practical lot. Let's see ... he's dead, and I spent four days in the ICU. That means....