Spider Bite

I hope I’m turning into Spiderman. That’s what happens in the movies when you get bit by spiders. So far, my metamorphosis is taking longer than Peter Parker’s but I expect that’s because my superpowers will be more superpowery.

On a serious note…

First antibiotic didn’t work. Affected area keeps getting larger, though my mobility has increased. I went to my doctor today and he started me on two new broad spectrum antibiotics and a topical steroid cream. He also confirmed its from a spider bite and thought it could be a recluse because of the purple bump that began this joy ride.

We had a nice conversation about all the crazy insects in Ghana and how my doctor thinks it’s funny that this happened to me in L. A. instead of Ghana.

Ive taken daily photos of my elbow and posted them here, but quickly deleted because… Gross.

I’ll post a picture once I’m Spiderman.

Prayer Request

Hey everyone, I hope you might pray for healing for my arm.

Somehow I’ve got an infection in my right elbow. I went to urgent care yesterday and got a shot of antibiotics plus an ongoing course of them, but it is still spreading and the swollen part is growing. It’s already ridiculously swollen and I can barely move or use my arm and its very painful with even the lightest touch. If it’s not starting to improve by tomorrow I plan to go back to the doctor.

I would appreciate your prayers

Matt