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Is it really too late to amputate?

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Lee's not showing any serious signs of infection yet (fever, sweating, trouble talking/moving) and the bite didn't seem too deep (IE, Jim getting bit all the way to the bone). Double checked the WD wiki and the people who have had amputations to prevent turning were Allen, Dale, and Morgan. It worked for Dale and Morgan, and Allen very likely died from blood loss due to the amputation.

While I really doubt Lee has any chance of coming out of this alive (and am perfectly content with it), has it been established anywhere how long it takes for a bite to travel from part of the body to the rest and if the severity of the bite has any influence in that?

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  • @Viner16 said: The bite doesn't spread the infection, so yes you can amputate at anytime.

    The bite kills you because of blood loss and germ infection (rotting teeth into your bloodstream isn't exactly sanitary) so technically Lee can still chop it off.

    But then he'd have to find a way to stop his new nub from bleeding out.



    Ok, let's clarify this please. Yes the bite itself does not spread the infection since it is inherently residing in all of us. However, the bite of a walker does cause that virus to react aggressively, killing you and turning you into a walker before death by natural causes would have.

    The fact that Lee could amputate his arm and be ok is plausible, highly unlikely but worth a go if you wanted to do so in hopes of surviving. The one thing that has been shown that isn't the same is how fast people turn after being bitten (even the CDC guy from the TV show said it was all different if I remember correctly). I would be really pissed if I had my wrist/arm/leg hacked off and still turned in a few days.....really pissed.

  • @Demonseed said: Ok, let's clarify this please. Yes the bite itself does not spread the infection since it is inherently residing in all of us. However, the bite of a walker does cause that virus to react aggressively, killing you and turning you into a walker before death by natural causes would have.

    The fact that Lee could amputate his arm and be ok is plausible, highly unlikely but worth a go if you wanted to do so in hopes of surviving. The one thing that has been shown that isn't the same is how fast people turn after being bitten (even the CDC guy from the TV show said it was all different if I remember correctly). I would be really pissed if I had my wrist/arm/leg hacked off and still turned in a few days.....really pissed.



    Especially because, in the time it takes to recover from the full amputation of an entire limb, the walkie guy may very well have killed/tortured Clem.

  • I agree and also realize surviving is hard enough with both arms after the ZA, I don't think I'd risk trying to make it with one arm!

  • @Sir Fruitcakes said: Oh my god this is the new Carley thread, just stop!

    it is too late to amputate, in the comic someone got his arm amputated and 2 minutes was too late, it spreads faster than snake venom!



    Send me a private message, who got thier arm amputated and died?

  • @codejerry said: Well if you ask me. Christa has been showing signs of her being bitten and maybe its alot slower to spread in full grown adults. I mean i never have read the comics but from what the video game shows. No adult has died from a bite. The only person to die was duck but he was a child and we actually never saw him turn and it was a bullet that killed him not the actual bite.



    she's probably pregnant, not bitten.

  • Lee's so screwed he may as well be made of steel and threaded.....

  • @ommmnomnomnom said: Read the title for episode 5.



    Heh, which is why I figured this would happen ages ago. lol

    They were a little too clever when giving E-5 a title....

  • It won't stop the virus from spreading, but there will be an amputation in the next episode. It turns out Molly is working for the Radio Guy, who wants Lee's infected hand, because it carries a particularly potent strain of the zombie virus, which he believes can be used to create a life-prolonging elixir. Early on in the episode, she'll sever and steal Lee's hand and in the process end up leaving her hook thingy behind. Lee will then attach it to his wrist, giving himself a handy "hook-hand," which he will mainly use to pick locks. And then he'll meet a helpful race of androgynous mer-people and...

    Okay, I'll stop.

  • @thesporkman said: It won't stop the virus from spreading, but there will be an amputation in the next episode. It turns out Molly is working for the Radio Guy, who wants Lee's infected hand, because it carries a particularly potent strain of the zombie virus, which he believes can be used to create a life-prolonging elixir. Early on in the episode, she'll sever and steal Lee's hand and in the process end up leaving her hook thingy behind. Lee will then attach it to his wrist, giving himself a handy "hook-hand," which he will mainly use to pick locks. And then he'll meet a helpful race of androgynous mer-people and...

    Okay, I'll stop.




    All i could think of when i read hook was captain hook. I wonder then who would be peter pan. Maybe ben. He's pretty child-like. Clem is too intelligent and mature lol.

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