Despite all indications that it would really, REALLY like to.
spider bite to my left index finger has provided, if nothing else,
educational opportunities combined with mystery--what color will it turn
next? What's that oozing from under my fingernail? Can it hurt MORE?
All these things have been mine this week, and more! Joy.
Friday the skin on the end of my finger had formed a hard, plastic-like
shell, so I soaked my finger in warm water for a bit and peeled it off.
Vast improvement, and I was relieved to see pink healthy tissue
beneath. Weird experience though. Now I just have to wait and see if
this thing is going to let me keep my fingernail...so far the answer is
leaning towards 'not on your life'.
It appears more mystery is still ahead.