Woman bitten by spider loses 10 lbs. of skin

HERMISTON, Ore. – A small spider bite turned out to be a big problem for Cindy Pettey. Pettey awoke when she was bitten on the stomach in the middle of the night a few weeks ago, but thought little else of it. Then she started running a fever, she felt achy and weak. The bite sore became larger.

Next thing Pettey knew, a doctor was telling her he believed she’d been bitten by a dangerous hobo spider.

Pettey had surgery that removed 10 pounds of skin and flesh, leaving her with an abdomen covered in stitches.

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3 Responses to Woman bitten by spider loses 10 lbs. of skin

  1. TXsharon says:

    ew! : (

  2. Trinity13 says:

    What, no pictures?

  3. Shawn Wilson says:

    Man I want to see some pics of that!!!!

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