Jenson’s first wasp sting(s)
Earlier this month when Lo was camping for the weekend, Braxton and his mom Rachel came to visit us. Rachel and I were catching up and the boys were having a great time in the backyard playing in the water, on the slide, and with the toy mower and trucks. Jenson had been going down the slide and showing off for us for a couple of minutes when all of the sudden he started screaming and crying as he was walking over to the steps for the slide. I knew he had to have been bitten or stung by something, and when I got over to him, I saw a wasp flying near him and a mark on his upper arm. I picked him up and we went inside where I put some vinegar on the sting (at Rachel’s suggestion). I held an ice pack on it for a minute, but he wasn’t having that. You can see the little mark near his shoulder:
We were sitting on the couch while he was starting to settle down, and he stopped crying and rubbing his face. That’s when we realized that he had been stung right above his lip too! Poor guy – stung twice! He had his hands up to his face most of the time he was crying and I just assumed it’s because he was so upset, but I’m sure it’s because that sting hurt way worse!
His lip and cheek swelled up for about 20 minutes, but nothing severe. He was drinking water and eating crackers. It was actually pretty funny when he was eating the crackers because you could tell that it felt weird to him and he was chewing on the other side – like when you get novacaine at the dentist.
Pretty soon he was back to his normal self and laughing and playing – just happy to be with his buddy Braxton.
Turns out there was a wasp nest inside the playset, so Lo took care of that when he got home. There are wasp nests all around our house – Lo kills them, gets rid of the nest, and seals up the place where they were hiding, and we see more flying around another area in a few days. Oh well. Could be worse pests, I suppose.