Bridget Garza, 39, of Texas, noticed a pimple on one of her feet last September, and because of the epidemic, she avoided getting the blisters checked, but after 10 days, she woke up hallucinating with her leg covered in blisters, she spent 17 days in intensive care and lost her leg, from a bite. Suspect spider.
Bridget Garza, of Texas, first noticed a pimple she thought was “nothing to worry about” but was admitted to hospital just 10 days later after she began hallucinating and developing a blister on her leg.
Brigitte and her son
According to the sitedaily mailThe mother of two was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a serious bacterial infection that affects tissues under the skin and surrounding muscles and organs, and spent 17 days in intensive care.
She underwent seven surgeries and eight skin grafts and had to amputate her left leg below the knee as medics struggled to stop the infection from spreading.
pimples on leg
Doctors said the ‘blister’ was likely a spider bite, while Bridget said the spot wasn’t scary, didn’t have a head, and doctors now said it could have been a spider bite.”
And she continued, “Obviously I’ve been walking around for 10 days and rot was running through my body but I didn’t even know, and I had pain in my leg but I didn’t go to the doctors because of the Corona virus, and I didn’t want to risk getting it and I thought the pain would ease.”
Brigitte lost her leg
But on the 10th day, I was so disoriented when I woke up from a nap, couldn’t walk on my leg and my children, Adly, now 15, and Jacob, 14, said it looked like a green snake wrapped around my leg.
She explained: ‘I don’t remember anything, but when I woke up, the doctor was stunned. To survive, so I felt incredibly lucky.”
During her stay in the hospital
She continued, “I was also told that the surgeries were life threatening as the bleeding could have happened every time.”
Bridget doesn’t know how she contracted the deadly virus, but medics suspect it was a spider bite. She spent four weeks in hospital and had to learn to walk again.
Brigitte with a new leg