tickety, tickety

May 29, 2008 · 5 comments

Um, yeah, so I found this thing in Preston’s hair today.  I was leading him in front of me, you know, like you do with kids, and felt something right at the base of his head in his hair.  Figuring it was just my messy boy, I looked down and saw what I thought, at first, was a scab.  As I was wondering how the heck he had a scab that big without me noticing the injury, the scab moved. Slightly frantic, I called over a greenhouse employee (we were getting out porch flowers) and asked if she had ever seen a tick before.  Some consultation with an employee who was also a paramedic resulted in us jumping in the car and heading to urgent care.  The fear of Lyme disease coursing through my veins, I broke only a few laws to get there quickly.  For the record? Preston never bothered by the damn thing at all.

It took longer to do the paperwork at urgent care than it did for the doctor, his assistant and a nurse to circle around, check it out and then remove it.  (Apparently, we were the excitement for the day – they don’t get many ticks in this area I guess).

And now?  I feel itchy and icky all over.  We have no way of knowing where it came from, but we do have a wooded area behind our house, stray animals around and a sandbox, so apparently, it could have come from anywhere.

It would be wrong to keep them in the house all summer, right??

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above average joe May 29, 2008 at 9:31 pm

You gotta warn us before letting us hit that link. That thing was scary.

Yeah, I got a thing for bugs, too.


flutter May 30, 2008 at 1:25 am

Jesus! That scared the crap outta me!


Tabatha May 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Ticks suck… (Of course they are all over here!) Whenever you come inside from playing just check the little areas, neck, behind ears, behind knees, Armpits, stuff like that. I found one last week behind Alexis’ ear… I hate them. If you pull them out yourself, just burn them, with a lighter until it pops, and put alcohol on the spot where it was. (That is what we do anyways…)


Putra February 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Do you reckon polpee underestimate social networking for building lists?


Samantha February 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Posted on Oops!I did that once. I had the stuff on the cerroct side of the applique, but it was upside down. Totally ruined the towel I was ironing over. lol.Mary’s last blog post..


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