Thursday, July 15, 2010

First trip to the ER

Monday morning was not a good one for sweet Little Elvis. He and Bob were moving some bricks around our yard, and he stumbled into a yellow jacket nest.

Bob brought him in screaming and everytime we tried to put Sting-Stop on one bite, he'd start screaming louder and we'd find another yellow jacket embedded in his clothes. We think he ended up with about 10 stings on his face, arms, and tummy.

While we were trying to strip him down, I got stung by one. I'm an adult and it was just one sting, but it hurt so much. I can only imagine how much Little Elvis was hurting. Not to mention how scared he was. He's never been stung by anything before.

They were super-nice at the ER, and our wait wasn't that bad. We had to talk to several different handlers, and each time we recounted the story, Little Elvis started crying again.

He was still able to go to Vacation Bible School that evening, though he was a bit lethargic. We were surprised that he never experienced any swelling. Two spots on his arm itched the next day, but that was it.

We kind of figured we'd be fixtures at the ER by this point, but our fearless toddler has become a more cautious pre-schooler. I'm hoping we don't have to go back again, but with two boys I'm sure we will.

3 Comments:

Blogger lisa said...

Oh precious little stinker! This makes me so sad. I hate it when little ones get hurt, and with ten yellow jacket stings! He is so lucky though that he didn’t have a reaction. Ten is a lot. I would have totally freaked. Poor little guy (and poor Mommy and Daddy too!)

11:36 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Yikes! Poor guy, he must have been so bewildered by the bug attack. Glad that there wasn't any swelling, that's a small bit of luck.

1:36 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

ohmigosh!
i'm so sorry.
that had to be awful.

i just stepped on a wasp for the first time ever back on Easter.
hate to admit i handled it poorly.

your brave little man!
(i totally would've freaked)
hope all is well now...

10:05 PM  

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