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Please educate me on Rabies.

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  • Posted By: Racing23
  • February 29, 2008
  • 08:26 PM

Hello everyone. Well I wanted to post this up here because for the past 6 months I have been going insane on worrying about dying from rabies. Heres my story.

Back on Sept 1st a buddy of mine and I were hanging out at my house. We live back in the woods in a kind of a country subdivision so seeing 4 deer out during the day isnt uncommon. My dad calls us over and we see a healthy looking raccoon walking through our yard. My dad later on feeds him steak, etc. and the raccoon is scarfing the food down as fast as he can, then proceeding to either go back up into the tree or lay near the water tank. After awhile he comes back around and my dad calls us back over, this time I have a banana in my hand so I proceed to feed the raccoon the banana. When I do so, my friend and i are staring at the raccoon, so it comes over and while im holding my hand out, he quickly grabs the banana from me, scratching my pinkie finger about | | that much drawing blood. (I assumed that he was scared that two big guys were in front of him.) I go inside and wash my finger with soap and water and pour eventually straight alcohol on it. Later on i get peroxide and pour it on it also along with hydrocortizone for the next three days. Over the next few months I experienced tons of anxiety, I already have a huge problem with anxiety and I worry about things that are crazy constantly, so needless to say this did not make things better, especially after I looked on google and discovered what rabies was. Ive also been to several family doctors and they all think that this is in my head but i have not been tested because those tests are pretty extreme.

My question for you all is, do I have anything to worry about? Its been 6 months. For awhile I did not worry about it and I felt better, but then the other day my neck started hurting and I started panicing again. (I tend to sleep awkward and fall asleep in class jerking my head back and forth.) For a few months Ive also had muscle spasms and twitching, but its been for a decent amount of time and its on and off. I have alot of stress and anxiety and I get about 6 hours of sleep a night if i am lucky, I stay so busy and worry so much that it takes a toll on me. Please give me some knowledgeable facts on this... The raccoon looked healthy, and could climb a tree faster than a squirrel and ate food. He also didnt not foam or act weird whatsoever.

Thanks alot, hopefully I can put this all behind me.

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