The Doctors: Raccoon Bite Costs Woman Her Arm
Melissa woke up one morning, expecting it to be just like any other day, until she heard a horrifying screech after letting her dogs outside. There was a raccoon on the fence and one of her dogs grabbed the raccoon by the tail. When Melissa went to grab her dogs by their collars, the raccoon latched onto her arm, sinking its teeth into her skin. She was rushed to the hospital where she was given a rabies shot and tetanus shot, as well as antibiotics. She was sent on her way, but a week later her hand and lower arm were swollen, hot, and red, and she was unable to move her fingers.