Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bitten...

Okay, I am not usually one to post "medical" posts... (especially ones with pictures!) but I had to post this for those of you I told. If I haven't told ya, here's how it went...

Saturday my mom took Hallie and Reese to the park. Saturday night Hallie was complaining of a bug bite on the back of her thigh, I checked it out and it looked just like a bug bite and I told her it was fine. Sunday morning she woke up and it was really red, but I just figured she must have scratched it in her sleep. Sunday evening it was getting pretty big and red and hard... so we put some cream on it and she was good with that. By Monday morning it was HUGE (little did we know it would only get bigger!) and she was really bothered by it. So, I called the Dr to ask what to put on it. After describing it they told me I needed to bring her in... By time I took her to the dr at 2:45 he measured it and said it was appx 4.5 inches!!! She is now on Allegra and a suped-up antibiotic! She was having an allergic reaction to a spider bite!
These pictures don't show how red and swollen it really was! This was after icing and heat packs. (per dr orders)-- I put the quarter on for added effect :)
Relaxing wtih the heat pack...
I couldn't post with out a little Reesey picture...

7 friends had to say...:

Keri said...

Oh poor Hallie I hope you are feeling better soon!!!!

Jodi Lansink said...

Wow---that is huge!

That is what happens to Ellie when she gets big by mosquito's---they get huge!!! Needless to say---we ALWAYS have bug spray on hand!!! LOL

Hamann Family Blog said...

OMG!!! That is AWFUL!!! Poor Hallie! Hope she is doing better now! That is HUGE!!!
Both of the girls look cute as always!! :)

tricia said...

Spiders are definitely NOT going to be a critter that our animal loving Hallie is going to want for a pet! Hope it's all better now! How dare that spider bite our little red head! Shame on him!

Colleen said...

poor thing. Infected Spider bites are NOT fun. Having suffered through this as a child I really feel for Hallie.

maren out my laundry said...

Hey candy!! sorry its been so long since I visited, I can't seem to keep up! Poor girl, glad its nothing serious who'd have thunk? adorable girls as usual!

Amy said...

Ouch! That looks like it hurt - poor little sweetie!!!