So, funny story of the day....
The soy fields mostly got harvested here in the last week before we got rain. So, of course, the lady beetles are out again. They aren't as bad as they used to be, but still are making their presence known.
My 17-year old son has been allergic to various things since birth, not in a deadly way, but still, he has reactions.
He got out of school at 1:34, like every day, and texted to say he was walking to Kwik Trip to meet him there. I came upon him on Main St. and gave him a ride the rest of the way, at which time he said, "I got a bug in my mouth while I was walking and it is gross." The 'it is gross' was enough to convince me it was a lady beetle. Right away his lip started swelling, and within a couple of minutes, his throat was swelling too. Lucky for us, there is a clinic right in town. So, over we went. They took him right in and checked him out, I didn't want him to end up not being able to breathe. It never got that bad, it wasn't effecting his breathing, just his swallowing. They gave him Benedryl and it started to improve.
The doctor had me look in his mouth too, and he was chuckling, that dang bug bit his lip, and bit at least 4 places INSIDE his mouth!
Son says, "Mom, this could only happen to me." He has been laughing also. It was his only day this week he had off from work and he ended up spending half his afternoon out of school in a doctor's office. Poor kid.
When he was 3 they were covering him one day on the stoop. He loved playing with bugs. I went out to check on him and he was blowing up with lumps all over. I pulled him inside and washed him off and called the doctor's office. They said to give him benedryl then too. I did and it got better over the course of a few hours. But when I showed him what the bugs had caused, he said with angry tears in his eyes, "My FRIENDS did this to me??" I laughed my butt off!