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Welcome to the plague house [Nov. 19th, 2006|08:13 pm]
spinthemoon
Well, not really...but it sure has seemed that way.

Husband was sick for two days this week. In retrospect, it looks like he had a bad migrane. I hope this doesn't mean he's going to start getting them on any sort of regular basis. Or, you know, ever.

The Boy started feeling droopy on Thursday afternoon, and was full-blown sick by Thursday night, complete with throwing up and fever of 102. We all spent a miserable night, with him tossing and turning in our bed and wanting cold water every half hour. So, Friday we stayed home and he lolled around on the couch watching Cars and the Sponge Bob movie while nibbling crackers and jello.

Then yesterday, Middle Daughter was stung on the arm by an asp while playing in the back yard. She bore it fairly well for the first couple of hours, then broke down and cried when the pain kept getting worse. I felt so sorry for her...I was stung when I was nine and still remember how much it hurt. We gave her some benedryl and motrin and an ice pack and sprayed it with sting away but nothing helped. This morning, thankfully, it felt better. I tried to get some pics but couldn't....but it pretty much looks like these. I had a scar for years from mine, so I'm wondering if she'll have a scar on her wrist now.

Keep your fingers crossed for us. I'm ready for everyone to be well now.
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2006-11-20 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh dear ... Bless middle daughter's heart. I was stung by something like that when I was little. It fell out of the tree I was playing under and went down the back of my shirt. I can still remember every detail of that moment.

Sorry to hear the boy was sick and also about your husband's migraine. :( As they say, when it rains it pours.
Sending well wishes your way. Hope you're all good as new by Thanksgiving.

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-11-20 03:17 pm (UTC)
It is an unforgettable feeling, isn't it?

I'm hoping we are done with the sickies, since now everyone in the family has had something within the last month.
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2006-11-20 02:54 pm (UTC)
Sending chicken soup and high immunity vibes!

I thought an asp was a snake? What IS that thing that bit her? Poor kid! Ouch!

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-11-20 03:14 pm (UTC)
In Texas, we call that kind of caterpiller an asp. (Apparently, that's a just-in-Texas thing). It's a moth larva that looks kind of like the bud of a pussy willow, but they hurt like the dickens if you touch one, because the fuzzy hairs are actually stinging spines. Usually you get stung while climbing a tree or if one falls on you, but this one was crawling on the slide and she didn't see it until too late.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-20 04:49 pm (UTC)
Dang! You guys have had a double helping of misery! Being an optimist, I'm thinking you've just got all that stuff out of the way and are now ready to have the best holiday season EVER.

(I thought an asp was a snake, too. Does this mean Cleopatra held a catapillar to her breast?!?!)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-20 04:49 pm (UTC)
This was from Milli, BTW
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From: blissonbliss
2006-11-20 05:14 pm (UTC)
Oh! Sounds horrible! Hugs to the girl! Poor baby!
Hope everybody gets better soon!
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From: misty_bay
2006-11-21 03:07 am (UTC)

Awww..that poor honey!

And knowing she comes from tough Texas stock means, if she cried, it HURT.

I've heard of an asp, but never knew it was a poisonous caterpillar! How awful!

Hugs to the boy, and here is hoping the migraine was a fluke!

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