I arrived at Northside Hospital and was DOA with only a slight pulse in my neck. The doctor wasn’t sure if it was mine or his. I spent thirteen days in the hospital and the first three days were very critical. After at least fifty bags of anti-venom, platelets, and antibiotics, and a million prayers from heaven and earth, I return home after thirteen days in the hospital, learning how to use crutches. I stayed home for a week, then return to work still in crutches. I was later told that I would not have made it in time if the ambulance would have taken me to Bayfront Hospital.
A Miracle? Yes, absolutely!! I was bitten by two Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes. They are the largest and most venomous snakes in Florida. My foot is still quite swollen and I tire easily, but I’m alive and walk slower now. I’m expecting to recovery 100%. Will I return to my gardening? Yes, but I’ll be very cautious of my surroundings and plan my gardening chores very differently in the future.