- Aug 28, 2008
I got hit by lightning when I was 3 months pregnant with my first child. (7 years ago), I was kneeling down in a huge puddle, with my head up against the side of the house, looking under with my flashlight, for my kitty. I saw him, and was trying to coax him out, and the rain was falling SO hard, it was like waves, or buckets full of water being poured on me. The next thing I knew, I was standing on the porch, in intense pain, my hands were all balled up, and I couldn't relax them. I couldn't see, or hear, and made my friend take me to the ER. I hallucinated, really badly for about 24 hours (thought we'd been to the ER, and seen the Dr... etc. when we hadn't even gotten there yet.. it made answering questions very, very hard), and saw bright lights, floating around, as well as that after-image thing you get when you see a flash.... I had no burns, or marks, or anything, and other than having some hearing loss ( I watch tv with the Captions on... drives the hubby nuts!), and occasional bright specks of light (the kind you see right before you pass out...)I think I'm fine. Really scared of lightning though... Crazy fluke. They think the lightning either hit the puddle I was in, or hit the house and connected to my head through all the water running down the walls onto my head. My baby was fine, though we really expected that he might be born with white hair, or super-powers....