Sunday, November 13, 2011
Rattle Snake in School
My mom called me the other morning to tell me about a little boy who was bitten at the local elementary school in her area. He's only a second grader and was bitten while reaching in a little supply cabinet or the like. I found this article relating to the incident.
She said this is not the first snake sighting at the school. In fact, she commented, over the summer, that if "they didn't do something someone was going to get hurt." Well, that's happened. Apparently the boy is getting the care he needs in Fort Worth. I was highly disturbed when I found out that both Eastland hospital and the one in Abilene did not have anti-venom. This is the "Big Country" area of Texas and it is country, hundreds of miles of country. With all the small towns dotting the area, I find it hard to believe that they don't have necessary supplies in these hospitals. Fort Worth is two hours from Eastland and three from Abilene. I just pray that none of my family ever get bitten because when time is of the essence and life's hanging by a thread, two hours is a mighty long wait.
I hope they found the snake(s) over the weekend. I'd hate to send my kids to school knowing there was a rattler loose.