I would think it would mean he could pay cash for his treatment if the nimrod doctors had a clue about snakebites. Cannot believe they sent this man home without recognizing or realizing the type of bites he’d suffered. I would think the man told them about the rattles. At least they had anti-venom on hand (no pun intended).
Rattlesnakes are not around here in Western Washington State.
I am guessing the doctor’s there are not familiar with snake bites.
Most recommend 6 hr observation of bite victim before the all clear is given. Some delayed reactions occur.
THe Snake Doctor
I treated 5 snake bites the summer after the TN flood in a two month period. We usually only see about one every other year.