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Friday, September 23
Last night one of my buddies came over to bug me as he does every week. I rather enjoy his company. He tells weird stories.
He told me a story a guy who owns a comic book store told him. This comic book guy used to work in the ER for some major hospital in LA. Every time my friend goes into this comic book store, the owner always fills him in on weird shit that used to happen before he had the balls to open a comic book store.
So this comic book guy once had a dude come in with an infection on his arm. He was a Chinese man who could barely speak any English, so it was very hard to communicate with him. Comic guy took him in immediately to check out his arm. It had a horrible green tone to it, and it was throbbing.
Comic guy prescribed some stuff for Chinese guy to take. What Chinese man didn't tell Comic guy (through the translator) was that he had a few common habits. You know, like, heroin, PCP, binge alcoholic drinking, etc.
Chinese guy apparently did not have a home, which led him to wake up on the street in different parts of LA every morning.
Chinese guy came into the hospital again, crying. By this time, probably 4 or so days later, his arm was completely green. Like ...grass green. It was throbbing even more than the first time Chinese guy had come in.
On top of that, the infection had gone scaly and skin was tearing off like butter. It was red in several spots, and pus had been seeping through open pores damaged from the infection. Comic book guy compared the arm to "an incredibly large scab with open sores."
With the help of a few physicians, Chinese guy's problem was found.
There was a 3-inch maggot living inside his infected arm. Gangrene had completely covered his entire arm.
With that, comic book guy and other doctors found the solution.
Chinese guy's left arm is survived by his right arm and cat named (translated into English) Cloud.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!