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GRAPHIC! Mum nearly loses her leg after a SPIDER bites her in BED

A mum-of-four nearly lost her leg when she was bitten by Britain’s most venomous spider – which climbed into her BED.

A mum-of-four nearly lost her leg when she was bitten by BritainÃs most venomous spider when she climbed into bed. See swns story SWBITE. Aideen Hynes. 34, was getting into bed when she felt a sharp pain in her left leg after the False Widow sank its fangs into her calf. She leapt out of bed and threw back the covers but couldnÃt see the offending spider which had scurried away after the unprovoked attack. But the venom in the bite quickly spread up her leg and behind her knee causing instantaneous swelling. Aideen, from County Down, NI, who used to run a reptile shop, says: ÃI felt something crawling on my leg under the duvet and tried to brush it offà ÃIt must have thought it was under attack because the next minute it bit me. The pain was agonising. Now a month later and after  four courses of anti-biotics and going the GPs every day for three weeks to have the wounds cleaned and redressed. She says: ÃItÃs finally getting better now, but for a while it was touch and goà ÃDarrin (Husband) eventually caught the spider and set him free on a field behind our house.Ã

GRAPHIC The venom in the bite quickly spread up her leg

Aideen Hynes, 34, had just slipped between the sheets when a False Widow sank its fangs into her calf.

She leapt out of bed and threw back the covers but couldn’t see the offending spider which had quickly scurried away.

But the venom quickly spread up her leg and she was rushed to hospital in agony as her leg swelled to twice its normal size.

Doctors feared they would have to cut away the infected flesh as the poison spread down into her ankle and foot.

But luckily intensive treatment with antihistamines and antibiotics worked and she has made a full recovery.

File photo of a false widow spider. A mum-of-four nearly lost her leg when she was bitten by BritainÃs most venomous spider when she climbed into bed. See swns story SWBITE. Aideen Hynes. 34, was getting into bed when she felt a sharp pain in her left leg after the False Widow sank its fangs into her calf. She leapt out of bed and threw back the covers but couldnÃt see the offending spider which had scurried away after the unprovoked attack. But the venom in the bite quickly spread up her leg and behind her knee causing instantaneous swelling. Aideen, from County Down, NI, who used to run a reptile shop, says: ÃI felt something crawling on my leg under the duvet and tried to brush it offà ÃIt must have thought it was under attack because the next minute it bit me. The pain was agonising. Now a month later and after  four courses of anti-biotics and going the GPs every day for three weeks to have the wounds cleaned and redressed. She says: ÃItÃs finally getting better now, but for a while it was touch and goà ÃDarrin (Husband) eventually caught the spider and set him free on a field behind our house.Ã

File photo of a false widow spider

Aideen – who ironically used to run a reptile shop – said: “I felt something crawling on my leg under the duvet and tried to brush it off.

“It must have thought it was under attack because the next minute it bit me. The pain was agonising.

“Darrin knew immediately from the puncture marks that it as a spider bite.

A mum-of-four nearly lost her leg when she was bitten by BritainÃs most venomous spider when she climbed into bed. See swns story SWBITE. Aideen Hynes. 34, was getting into bed when she felt a sharp pain in her left leg after the False Widow sank its fangs into her calf. She leapt out of bed and threw back the covers but couldnÃt see the offending spider which had scurried away after the unprovoked attack. But the venom in the bite quickly spread up her leg and behind her knee causing instantaneous swelling. Aideen, from County Down, NI, who used to run a reptile shop, says: ÃI felt something crawling on my leg under the duvet and tried to brush it offà ÃIt must have thought it was under attack because the next minute it bit me. The pain was agonising. Now a month later and after  four courses of anti-biotics and going the GPs every day for three weeks to have the wounds cleaned and redressed. She says: ÃItÃs finally getting better now, but for a while it was touch and goà ÃDarrin (Husband) eventually caught the spider and set him free on a field behind our house.Ã

GRAPHIC A mum-of-four nearly lost her leg

“We turned the bedroom upside down but we couldn’t find it anywhere. I didn’t get a wink of sleep.

“I was having spasms where my leg would shake uncontrollably every five minutes.”

The bite happened shortly after Aideen climbed into bed at her home in County Down, Northern Ireland, on July 1.

She went to the pharmacy the following day but was advised to see her GP – who immediately referred her to Downe Hospital in Downpatrick.

Doctors were concerned that due to the speed the venom was spreading it would soon start attacking her muscles, and they would have to perform an emergency operation to cut the infected flesh away.

After being prescribed antihistamines and a course of antibiotics the flesh-eating venom continued to spread to her ankle and feet.

Aideen said: “My leg was completely swollen and it was scabbing over – it was oozing with puss and I couldn’t walk. It was awful.

“I had to be given crutches. I thought I was going to lose my leg.

“It got so painful I was ready to chop off my own leg.”

Aideen was given four courses of antibiotics and had to go the GP every day for three weeks to have the wounds cleaned and redressed.

She said: “It’s finally getting better now, but for a while it was touch and go.”

Luckily her husband Darrin, 35, managed to catch the culprit.

“Darrin eventually caught the spider and set him free on a field behind our house,” Aideen said.

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