Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Once Bitten

My poor baby...  He woke up this morning with a sore neck.  If you'd ever seen the way he sleeps, you'd say "well, yeah... of course you did!"  So this morning when he was complaining about it, I kind of brushed it off and told him the kinks would work out in a couple of hours.  Gave him a couple of kiddie ibuprophen to get him over the hump and sent him off to school.
Darling Man picked him up at the bus stop and Z was moving quite stiffly.  When he saw that, he asked and Z told him his neck hurt.  Then Darling Man did what I should have done this morning - he looked.  There was an angry red bite just inside his hairline - and swelling that was growing down his neck (that light u-shaped blob on his neck).  That scared him, so he called me and asked if he should take Z to the doctor.  Yes!  I would call ahead and let them know he's coming.

They got home shortly after I did.  It was not a spider bite, which I'd feared, but rather a flea bite that had gotten infected.  Since Yoda's been sleeping in his bed, I'm not terribly surprised at that.  I was surprised at how violent a reaction he had because he'd never had one like this before.  Poor guy - I guess he's got my allergies to insect bites!

I need to go pick up his prescriptions - ointment for the site of the bite and an antibiotic for the infection.  All I can say is that I'm so grateful it isn't more serious.


Knock knock - it's cancer! said...

Yup - I'm glad its not something more serious! Wow, that doesn't look that comfortable at all :(

Pamela said...

scary. keep your eye on it. Sometimes I think we get infections in bug bites. scratch them with a dirty fingernail etc

I had that sty on my eyelid (first ever) and at first I thought it was a bug bite, too. It was very painful. I had no idea.

Jill said...

i think i mentioned this to you before http://www.lifeisnotbubblewrapped.com/2011/09/28/just-fishin-aka-fist-pump-fridays/

Sandcastle Momma said...

Wow that's some reaction! I sure hope he feels better.