Friday, August 10, 2018
A Bug In My Ear
I read today about an umpire who had to stop the baseball game to have a moth removed from his ear. And my blogging friend Rick at Life 101 in his post titled The Eye Has It wrote about the small creature that invaded his eye. Insects seem to be more aggressive all the time.
None of us are immune. They can attack at any time.
I was sitting here at my computer a couple of nights ago. I heard a buzzing noise near my ear. What I thought was a moth flew against my ear. It then crawled right in! Rather forcefully I might add.
I tried to wait patiently for it to back out. Do you know how hard it is to be patient when something has breached your ear canal?
Needless to say it did not back out. I tugged on my earlobe trying to do who knows what. It was still in there.
My son looked and could not see anything there but I could feel it moving. He wanted to take me to the doctor.
It was night time. Only emergency rooms are open at night. The nearest hospital is about 25 miles from here. It was not the best option. But I realized I might have to go.
I asked him to bring me a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. I poured some into my ear trying to float it out. I could not tell if it was working or not.
Suddenly I felt something crawling on the back of my neck. I had felt something crawling on the top of my ear when I was pouring the peroxide in. I was being attacked!
My son saw something crawling on the front of my blouse. I brushed it away the best I could with an ear full of liquid. It fell to the floor.
It was a black bug of some kind. My son grabbed a shoe and squashed it.
I held a tissue near my ear to catch the liquid and whatever might be in it. There was only liquid. I put more peroxide in my ear to see if that would do it. I could no longer feel anything moving. I certainly did not want a dead or dying critter in my ear.
Again only liquid was expelled. I still felt nothing in my ear.
Apparently the squashed bug had been alone and very active. I am happy to report that there is no longer anything in my ear except what belongs. There are no more suicide bombing bugs. All is right with the world.