Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bitten

Alli went with Josh to one of his softball games last week and got bit by like 10 mosquitoes...all on her forehead and a couple on her leg. Doesn't sound like that big of deal right? WRONG!  The poor girl had a major reaction to them and her face and eye got super swollen. It was so sad/funny to look at her! We were a little worried, so we called her pediatrician office and the nurse said to just watch it and give her some Benadryl. Luckily she wasn't in pain at all, and the swelling went down after about 3 days. 
I read online that mosquito bites tend to swell really bad for children if their immune system has not had enough incidents of being bitten to defend against the saliva that mosquitoes ingest during their feeding (biting), so I'm thinking that was the case with her. Or it could be the fact that she had so many bites in one small area. Either way, we're glad her face and eye are back to normal!! 



First night, after the softball game. Not too bad, just looked like she had a big goose egg on her forehead.


Following morning...pretty bad- her eye was like half the size it normally is, and the space in between her eyes was so big =(


 It was completely back to normal the day after this.

2 comments:

Ryan and Amber said...

Omg. That is sad! Can't believe it got so swollen!

youngkinfam said...

Poor little Allie! So sad-I hate mesquitoes-darn things!!! Put lots of benedryl on them!