Sunday, May 06, 2007

Just Call Me Miss Muffet....

Talk about my worst nightmare come to life!

Over the years, my kids have had several ear infections. I've had a couple of myself. I think it's one of the most painful childhood illnesses to have.

Recently, Oregon mom Diane Courtney took her son to the doctor for an earache. The doctor examined him, and thought he could see something stuck down there. So he flushed the ear out.

It was
spiders. Two of them. Well, one was dead, but still. They were the size of pencil erasers and had been attempting to make a nest.

AAAAAAAIIGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I'm going to start sleeping with earplugs. Seriously. This scares the crap outta me.

What scares the crap outta you?

32 comments:

golfwidow said...

.:whimpering:.

I can't top that. That'll do just fine. Thanks.

Kim Ayres said...

Spiders never bothered me as a kid. Then, when I was about 17 I used to hang around with this couple and Sez was so terrified of spiders that if she saw one she would let out a blood curdling sceam and not stop until Colin and removed it. Over a period of time I camne to associate spiders with heart-jolting, blood curdling screams and became terrified of them myself. It's taken years for me to combat this fear, and I still can't really cope with anything over the size of 10p coin.

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
Eeewwww! And Jesse took the spiders to school for “show and tell”?? Okay, whatever.

What scares the crap outta me? Discovering there are cooties crawling around in my bellybutton; Paris Hilton being incarcerated in my house for 45 days in lieu of Lynwood Prison and Dick Chaney becoming President.

I think spiders could squeeze around the earplugs….

carmachu said...

Ok, that freaks even me out a bit...

ick ick.

Jennifer said...

yuck, i watched a real life er show and a woman came in with a cockroach in her ear canal. it kept wiggling further in away from whatever they were using to pry it out with, it died soon enough and it was removed.

Beth said...

Yeah, creepy and "eek."
My mom once had an earwig in her ear (hence, the name "ear" wig?). It was alive and she screamed bloody hell every time it wiggled.
She now sleeps with cotton in her ears.
"What scares the crap outta me?" It's not so much little critters - more stuff like electricity and water together, a fire starting - crazy stuff...

KL said...

My brother came home from summer camp with an ear infection. When the doctor looked in his ear, he saw something WAY deep in his ear.

Turned out to be a small piece of paper he had shoved in his ear. An older boy had done the old 'push a paper through your head' trick. But he didn't tell the younger kids that you had to have another piece in the opposite ear ahead of time.

So there was my brother pushing and pushing this paper deeper and deeper into his ear!

Maybe it is just a boy thing, cause I NEVER did anything like that!

Diddums said...

This is probably the real reason why women like to have long hair. Brr.

Charlie said...

What scares the crap outta me? That you'll keep writing posts like this one.

quinn said...

LOL..and I agree with Charlie...it's not enough that now you have this new phobia but you want the rest of us to have a new one too!! gee thanks so much ..lol lol lol .

MisstressM said...

I probably should not have read that before sleeping. But too late now.

Dorky Dad said...

Wow. I generally LIKE spiders.

But that completely freaked me out nonetheless.

ally said...

i like spiders. however, i'm wondering how am i going to protect my ear canal from possible spider intrusion.

Jennifer McK said...

Okay, now I'm going to have to go into denial about something ELSE. Jeez.
And since I do that well, I can say (knowing that I'm totally in denial) that I'm not afraid of anything.
*checks corner of office for spiders and puts cotton in ears*

Brenda said...

That would pretty much do it. The only time I've ever fainted was due, in part, to a spider.

Nightmare said...

FAILURE AND COMMITMENT.

Rootietoot said...

Roaches. I am convinced if I sleep on my back they'll drop into my open mouth.

Fear of being made a fool publically.

Any crawly thing getting in my hair.

Patience said...

Anything live coming anywhere near my ear would definitely cause me to start screaming like crazy woman!! Just the thought gives me shivers!!

Trish said...

GGAAAAA I read about that this morning and just about dumped my coffee all over the newpaper. It makes me twitch and gag just thinking about it.

Stinkypaw said...

that! Anything bug related! Especially since my "adventure" in Antigue when I brought back a larva in my foot! Read my post about it (on March 26th - "Bringing back a souvenir")...

Annie Drogynous said...

Ya' know, I SO didn't want to hear this. I've been feeling this fluttering going on on and off in my left ear, thinking that something's in there. Thanks, now I'm totally creeped out.

Pendullum said...

WELL, THAT JUST HAS ME ITCHING ALL OVER...ahhhhhhhhgggggggg!!!!

kim said...

Well thanks.Now I know what I'm freaking out about tonight! spiders freak me right out.

mcewen said...

Likewise, I fear I would be seriously distressed by such an event. 'Mortified' would become my second name.
But if you really want to put the bejeebers in me, then something [anything] in my tummy button would give me a case of the screaming ab dabs.
cheers

yerdoingitwrong said...

I think this might be at the top of my freak out meter, too. Except for rats. Anything to do with rats scares the crap out of me. *shudder*

mist1 said...

Seriously, would you have gone public with that story if it was your child? If my cat ever gets ear mites, I'm calling the local news stations.

Her Bad Mother said...

Oh, my god, I KNOW. I read that and FREAKED OUT.

Manda said...

Spiders top my list of "things that freak me out", so this story scared the crap out of me.
I have heard the one about the cockroach in the ear too. Aaahhhhh! I might not ever sleep again! LOL

Em said...

What scares the crap out of me? Well now I think spiders nesting in my ears is #2 with a bullet! And once I think about it a bit more, I'm sure it will hit #1!

Grim Reality Girl said...

spiders in my ears! or in my mouth! or in my house!

phlegmfatale said...

OMG _ spiders?
EEEK!

Ruth Dynamite said...

Spiders - in my mouth (I drank one on April Fool's Day this year. Seriously. I spit it out and it ran away.)

Ticks.

Bugs in the vicinity of my face - gnats, mosquitoes, bees, flies, flying ants...

OK. I think that's enough for now.