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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bug Flew in My Ear: Emergency Room Experience

I was on my way to the library to meet with my group for a presentation that we have to give tomorrow. We were going to practice and finalize everything. I'm walking down the big hill I live on when I fly flew at my right ear and I swatted at it. Next thing I knew it was in my ear. Talking about it now still gives me the heebie geebies. This happened at about 9:15 tonight.

So then I started bugging out and I wasn't sure what was going on. I immediately got nervous and then scared. I ran up the hill and saw two girls. I asked if they could drive me to the hospital cause I saw them going by their car. But they said they were drunk and just grabbing something from the car. I think I scared them too cause I was scared. I tried calling Bobcat but I just kept getting his voice mail. The girls were like call 911, but I didn't want to pay for an ambulance. I got scared and called 911. Then called my mom cause I had to talk with someone cause I was scared.

Ambulance comes and we go to the hospital. The bug eventually stopped moving, well at least for a while. I was told this is one of the most scene things at hospitals. They put some thick mineral oil in it as that usually kills the bug as it will drowned. The doctor left the room for a few minutes and lets just say it didn't kill the bug. It started moving a lot and got very painful. Pain especially in my lower ear towards my neck right under the jaw bone. I yelled something like, "Oh shit fuck, oh my God, this really hurts" really loud and the doctor cam running in.

So then they shot a bunch of warm water in my year to flush it out. But, he still didn't come out. Then he was still moving around a bit and was semi painful. Another doctor with more experience came in and shot a lot more warm water in my ear at a quicker pace and the bug slower felt out. He was 99% dead. He still had a little fight in him trying to live. They asked if I wanted to take the bug home. I said yes, so that I could take a picture and document this.

The doctor said he got a moth out of a girls ear yesterday and when he lived in Miami he would pull cock roaches out of peoples ears all the time. I guess they love ear wax and can live out of it. Ehhh, nasty! My ear is definitely swollen and sore now but I'm happy it's out.

Then I had to walk home cause I couldn't reach anyone with a car. Crossed a road full of turtles, I was a little concerned. Then a rat ran right in front of me while I was on the phone and I freaked out. Then I was almost home and a cat hiding behind a bush jumped out and scared the crap out of me. The animals were out to get me tonight. I walked home covering my ears the whole time.... Paranoid.

I'm happy to be home. I'm tired and have to wake up early for class in the morning. I have to dress up too cause we have to look good for a presentation we have to give in my Persuasion class.

2 comments:

  1. ick, Ick, ICK! My sympathies! My advice: Never watch Mountains of the Moon- has the most terrifying ear bug scene.

    Maxine Divine

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  2. Ugh! I almost couldn't read all of this and now I'm sitting here with my coffee on my deck with my eyes darting all around scanning the perimeter for bugs.

    I am glad it's out and hope your paranoia (and now mine! lol!) goes away quickly.

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