Yesterday evening I was stung on my right middle finger by a nasty little scorpion hiding in my hand towel. Ouch Ouch Ouch! Humberto has been warning me for years about how dangerous these creatures are and when I googled scorpion sting I discovered more people die from their stings than from snake bites.This did worry me.
Well I haven´t died yet from the sting but I have a very numb middle finger, a cough and an achey right arm. I may also have a low grade fever but as Humberto predicted I slept very soundly last night. He also says that my immune system and capacity to heal quickly will improve after the sting. This remains to be seen and I do not recommend the sting as a medically proven means of boosting one´s immune system obviously.
The venom is eliminated via the kidneys so I have been pouring in the fluids.
Since yesterday evening Humberto has been on a murder scorpion rampage and has killed three. When I am lucky enough to find a live one I shall photograph the beast and post. Until then be careful. These creatures are everywhere in Mexico and especially if you have a well treed yard like ours where they can thrive!
I will keep you posted and let you know via this blog of any decline in my condition.Stay tuned.