Snakebite victims include a woman who was snagged by a dead rattler; and a man who was clearing brush. Also: a dog is bitten by a rattlesnake and must undergo anti-venom treatment at an animal hospital.
Dr. Bush attends to a 70-year-old snakebite victim whose medical history includes diabetes and heart problems; a hiker whose hand, bitten by a rattlesnake, has puffed up and turned black. Also: a trip to Texas to treat the victim of a brown recluse spider; killer-bee attacks.
Dr. Bush trains to qualify for medical helicopter rescue missions, but first he depends on his old Mustang to get to the hospital, where a 50-year-old man with a heart condition has been bitten in the leg by a rattlesnake. Also: a man has an allergic reaction to a bee sting.
When a man's pet rattlesnake escapes, he receives a massive envenomization recapturing it, requiring a unique response as the snake's poison rapidly destroys tissue and muscle. Also: tracking rattlers in the desert.
Cast & Details
Premiered: March 30, 2004
Premise: Victims of poisonous-animal bites receive treatment at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.