Doctors in Arizona are baffled over a bug bite that has left a man's arm covered in painful bruises.
Thomas Jay said he was taking out the trash earlier this month when he saw a bug he'd never seen before. He told CBS 5:
“As I glanced at it really quick, all of a sudden I just felt this excruciating pinch, this pressure, this bite or a sting that happened and occurred. And I immediately went and swatted the bug off.”
Jay's wife created a GoFundMe to cover his medical costs. She says the bug looked like a Solifugae, which is a spider-like bug that likes warm and arid climates.
Doctors are still trying to figure out why Jay's body is having such a violent reaction to the bite. His wife said:
“It started with one little round circle and became an emergency in a matter of hours. We are still praying there are no long-term effects, but there are still issues with the arm and more medical tests and doctors to see.”