Berg Adder Bite

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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Superciliaris » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:09 pm

Shocker of note that , this really throws a spanner in the works on venom type , can't believe it did that !. Hope things go better for you now
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Marcel2992 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:27 pm

Eish! Thanks! Good luck!
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby swazi » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:58 am

Anyone hear of the Forest cobra bite where the victim lost part of his finger? Hardly any neurotoxic symptoms, just some vomiting and LOADS of pain.

Don't want to mention names, not that it's a secret but he's not a member on this forum.
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Marcel2992 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:47 pm

Yah.. M ;) Long time since the last bite he had.
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Bushviper » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:09 pm

He is not the only person who had a finger or part of a finger amputated from a Forest cobra bite. It seesm that i have managed to track down 3 of them. Two with local Forest cobras and one with a Central African forest cobra.
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby shamroth » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:02 am

So the final verdict: Am going into surgery tuesday. The cartilage between the joint at the bite site is completely gone, so the best outcome is that they will be able to shave down the bones and wire them together so they can later possibly be fused. Worst outcome is that there's too much damage to the bone and they'l have to amputate the tip of the finger.
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby swazi » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:05 am

Good luck.
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Wolf777 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:10 am

Praying for you man, best of wishes.
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Loretta » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:57 pm

Good luck Shamroth. Hoping for the best outcome!
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Silvrav » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:02 pm

Good luck, and holding thumbs for you.
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Re: Berg Adder Bite

Postby Superciliaris » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:35 pm

Thoughts are with you Jaques , no matter what the outcome it didn't kill you so therefore you just got STRONGER !
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