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I simply want to thank you for the article. I was bitten by a dog on
Nov. 17, 2004 (a Wednesday) and presented at a nearby emergency room on
Saturday, Nov, 20th. My experience was nearly identical to the case cited.
I lost four digits on my right hand and all ten toes. My legs, thighs and
buttocks are horribly scarred. After three weeks at Yakima Memorial
Hospital, I was airlifted to Harborview burn ICU in Seattle, where five
surgical procedures were performed. After eight more weeks of rehab, I was
released and am here to tell of it. FYI, I am a 60 y/o Caucasian female,
Nonasplenatic, and a heavy smoker.