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so much for battling insectophobia

Julian is afraid of bugs & spiders. This afternoon, he came to me, scared because there was a bug on his bed. I looked at it, and it looked to me like some sort of fly. So, I grabbed a Kleenex and picked it up to go flush it.

The damthing stung me. I threw it and the tissue on the floor, and stomped on it. I then put ice on the sting (Thanks, icy Elmo!) and there isn't a mark on me. Julian, however, isn't interested in going back to his room. Or outside...


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Jun. 16th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
My sympathies. Richard has serious bug issues, too.
Jun. 16th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Please excuse my laughing at your suffering and Julian's childhood trauma. I'm a very bad and immature person.
Jun. 17th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
No worries
I don't know what you're getting at. I've been very tired this evening. Consider yourself excused.
Jun. 17th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Bit, not stung

You were probably bit, not stung. (e.g. mouth end, not ass end 8-). If it was a a small fly, then it was likely a horse fly.

Dont' worry it's just the plague of one sort or another... 8-)

Since it was probably tough finger skin, and there was no apparent blood, you probably didn't get anything in you etc. Just watch for alergic reaction.

(Why do I _know_ these things?)
Jun. 17th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Re: Bit, not stung
That would make sense, considering that the ice got rid of the pain. Had the skin been broken and something injected underneath, there would have been additional reaction...which there hasn't been. Your hypothesis stands.

I don't know why you know these things, but I'm glad you do. That pleases me, and means I'll probably stop looking at my finger every hour or so. Peace of mind, inexpensively. Woo hoo!
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