Monday, April 02, 2012

The other state bird

Do you know what happens to mosquitoes during a drought? Their eggs do not hatch and they stay dormant until more favorable conditions occur. Favorable conditions like our very rainy Jan-Mar.
Why do I bring this up? Well, J-man went camping with the scouts this weekend. Unfortunately, his tent zipper tore half-way into the trip. The mosquitoes treated him like a buffet.

That's his hand, all those red dots are mosquito bites. Both hands have swollen to twice their size. By J is scratching, scratching, scratching. We've tried hydrocortizone cream, aloe vera, ice water, allergy medicine - nothing is working to stop the itch. Poor kid.


Envoy-ette said...

omg! Poor kid is right! Is there anything a dr. can order?

Dawn said...

Luckily, it cleared up pretty quickly.