5 am Friday morning, I woke up after falling asleep on my recliner. I had a Slight itch on my right leg. I have Never been allergic to Anything ! I went out to the coops to perform my morning rituals of saying " Good Morning " to the Girls and my Salmon Favorelle and Black Crested Polish Roos. Suddenly , my ears, hair , eyes AND tongue, started burning and swelling up to where my eyes closed ! My Airway started closing off and I knew I was in Severe trouble ! Things started to go " black " . Phillip is my Polish Roo. ( he is in my Avatar ). I took a breath and Down I went ! I was on my left side barely to move or scream for help. Phil doesn't crow Alot , but I heard him run Out of the coop , crowing ALOT ! My son told me later that he heard Phil crowing more than usual , then as my son came downstairs , he was surprised to see Phil On the porch pecking on the sliding glass patio door! He had Flown over a short part of their fence and went onto the patio. ! He came back in and stood by my head . The girls were slightly pecking me, curious I guess . Funny thing is , he then " chased " the girls up into their " bedrooms". Now DH had already left for work and my 16 yr old and 14 yr old , sons were in the house still asleep. Not knowing how long I was unconscious , next thing I remember is my 14 yr old shaking me. I told him HE was going to have to drive me to the hospital because we live too far out in the boonies and I didn't have time to wait for an ambulance , plus, we had just had a large snowstorm and my Private road had not been plowed yet. Another reason He had to drive , is that my 16 is handicapped. I was Unconscious when we arrived. I came to on the gurney and people stripping off my clothes and doctors barking orders ! I heard the dr say that a breathing tube would Not be able to go down my throat due to the swelling!!! After getting shots and monitors put on me, the nurse brought in the tray used in doing Tracheotomys ! I really didn't feel them cutting the hole in my throat, but I remember suddenly being able to breathe ! Now I know how it feels to be slowly strangled and it's horrifying! I'm home now but have to carry an Epi pen always since I have NO idea what bit me!