A Georgia woman spent 11 days in a coma and had her breast removed after a bite from a brown recluse spider, MyFoxAtlanta.com reported.
Victoria Franklin, 51, didn’t realize she had been bitten on her left breast. More than a week later, she was suffering from severe nausea and vomiting, and her breast was infected so badly that it started to turn black and smell.
"It was like a stench, like I want to say, like rotten eggs or something like that, but it was stronger and I couldn't take it anymore," said Franklin.
When Franklin finally admitted herself to Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital in Paulding County, Ga., her breast had become gangrene, and the infection sent her into a coma for 11 days.
When she woke up, doctors told her they had to surgically remove the muscle and breast tissue from her left side.
Franklin said she hopes others will learn from her experience.
"If they have spiders, and they know they have spiders like I knew I did, I want them to be very aware and get their houses exterminated," Franklin said.