Thursday, August 20, 2009

Crazy spider bite... I'm a bit worried....

Guys, I think I have a brown recluse bite. I put my pajamas on the other day, and then shortly realized that something had bit me. Well I go to take a look, and there were 4 bug bites on my rear (sorry to talk about my rear on my blog). I didn't think too much of it at the time, but they were kind of itchy like a mosquito bite. Anyway, it's about two days later(I think), and three of the bites are just teeny little spots, but one (I'm assuming the initial one b/c it would have got the most venom?) has gotten bigger. After doing some research I suspect a brown recluse bite...? It's bigger than a quarter, swolen, sore, and feels hardish to the touch with a scab in the center (ok sorry too much detail!). It's 3AM and I can't sleep because it hurts and I guess I'm worried about it. I think I'm mostly upset because we're very busy this week and I really don't want to go to the hospital tomorrow, but I probably should. And I think I will. Grrr.

I absolutely HATE HATE HATE spiders (and hospitals). A couple times a year I will fly out of bed from a deep sleep because I had a dream a spider was in the bed. I have to turn on all the lights and shake out all the blankets before I'll go back to sleep. Poor Daniel. I'm not so bad with spiders I can see-- I don't mind squishing them too much anymore (even squashed a very tiny one with my bare finger the other day!). It's those spiders that you can't see-- the ones in your shoe, your pajamas, your bedsheets--- that seriously freak me out.

update tomorrow.... please pray for me!

3 comments:

Lizzy Deaton said...

oh no!!!
please let us know what the dr says . . . .
poor girl :(

Melissa said...

So this time last year, D'arcy had something similar.... a large, hard, quarter size bite with a scab in the center. It was very painful and even bled. We called the Humana nurse to determine if we should take her to the doctor/hospital. They told us to look for veiny-like lines that came from the center of the bite out into the surrounding skin. This is the key to whether it is dangerous and needs medical attention.

J. Pike said...

Ew! I didn't know! That's awful! I am so glad the doctor told you it was the right thing to do. I always feel like a drama queen when I go to the ER, so it's nice when someone reassures you that it was the right call. Glad you got it taken care of. That just gives me the heebie jeebies even more than I already do! I do that at night too, except I don't have a dream...that's just what I do before I get under the covers. Always check and then even if I wake up in the middle of the night and I'm extra paranoid I will turn a flashlight on and look in all the usual spots and corners where spiders come out at night and I kill the crap out of them. It gives me peace of mind. Other nights I'm too tired and just figure I've lived this long, why not just pretend they're not there?! Die spiders, die!