Saturday, May 31, 2008

And the fun begins....

Summer is getting close and that means hot, humid days are in my future. Yuck!! I grew up in Texas, and while it gets hot there, it just wasn't humid (I lived in the panhandle). Heat I can handle--humidity I can not!! Then there is the fact that before moving to this area I lived in northern CA and it typically doesn't get hot there. We vacationed there 3 years ago this summer and when it got up to 70 degrees, we had someone ask us if we were enjoying the heat!! I seriously thought they were kidding....then they realized that 70s was a break from the heat for us...especially considering we were there in August!!

Another thing in my future is a boy looking a bit goofy from the swelling he gets from mosquito bites. We sat outside for a few minutes the other night and when I felt myself getting a bite, I said it was time to go in. I noticed he got a bite and cringed. The next morning it was swollen, but not like it has in years past. I also noticed a second bite in his hairline. However, this morning he wasn't so lucky. The swelling has spread down into his eyelid and even the side of his head. Last year he got a bite just walking out to get in the van---the poor boy doesn't even have to be playing outside!! And, let's not talk about the pesky little things that sneak in the house when we go in or out of the house.

In case you can't tell, the bite is above his right eye.



Here are a few shots from previous years...



This is the next morning...


He had these next two at the same time. The one on the back of his leg caused his poor leg to swell so much that he had a hard time walking!!



Here is one where is eye swelled completely shut!! And can you believe that every time he has had a mosquito bite that causes his eye to swell, he has also had a black eye (even in the top picture he has a black eye--but it is almost gone and hard to see--this time he fell and hit his eye on the hardwood stairs)?? Here, he hit his eye on a shopping cart.


This one made my ear hurt looking at it, but I thought it was a pretty good Ross Perot impersonation--LOL!!



So, while most are out more in the summer, we seem to stay inside to avoid the mass amounts of mosquitoes that this lovely humid weather brings us!! Yep---I'd have to say I'm not a very big fan of summer!!

5 Comments:

TheAngelForever said...

Oh my goodness. . . your poor little guy! I thought I had bad reactions to mosquito and spider bites, I was wrong. I completely understand about staying in more. Thanks to bite reactions, sunburning easily, and allergies being outside is tough for us. It stinks, but so do the consequences of being outside.

Christi said...

Poor Logan!

mamaerica said...

My Shannon used to get that way. On one campout, she got bit above one eye and below the other one.....nearly swelled both eyes shut! Thankfully, she's outgrown that a little bit and now doesn't swell quite so much. I do have to remember to tell camp counselors and such that she reacts like that so they don't panic. I hope Logan outgrows this some too!

Dawn said...

OH, my...that doesn't make summer nights much fun, does it. I bet y'all use a lot of mosquito repellent in your house. Poor guy!

it's me, Val said...

Oh my goodness, that poor boy. I know what it's like as a mama! Noah looked JUST LIKE him at times in his few years. The ear one --- we had that too!! It was a bit scary at first, but as each day passed, it got better. So far we haven't had any big bites. It's nice to know there is another boy out there who reacts the same way as how Noah does. What is it, do you know? we know they are sweet, but come on! :)