After a lot of tests Clare Stajlla headed home from the Queen Elizabeth A&E.
She had suffered a bite but was allergic to antibiotics - doctors at the A&E told her she could stay overnight for treatment and observation, but that it could mean up to a week in hospital.
She decided instead to wait and hope the bite healed without the need to be admitted and to avoid the possible side effects - which included kidney failure at the extreme end.
Clare had spent a little over four hours in A&E from check-in to leaving this evening.
A&E departments across the country are having what some people call "a challenging" time and others say is a full-blown crisis.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is a major trauma centre treating the most severely injured casualties from across the Midlands.