Oh My G I swallowed A Bug

@Hatley (164232)
Garden Grove, California
October 29, 2008 10:02pm CST
Hi Mylotters have anyone of you ever tried to do something' in the dark with horrid results? My son Robbie had a glass of water by his bed on the bedside table. He had a dry throat so did not turn on the light, just took a swallow of water, then He felt something flutter in his mouth,so,still half asleep he took some more water. He said something crawled down his throat and bit him as it went. Whatever it was caused his throat to swell and it was hard for him to breathe. So finally he turned on his light and took some benadryl for allegry and the swelling went down. He woke yesterday morning witha sore throat and some chest pains but they subsided. We think he swallowed a spider and it kept biting him until the stomach acids killed it. Did anyone you ever have a mishap because you did not turn on the light?
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Oct 08
OMG is RIGHT, Hatley!! You just described one of my worst nightmares - I used to wake up seeing spiders all over me, but when I turned on the light, there was nothing. If I knew I had actually swallowed one for real (or even suspected it), I would absolutely FREAK!!! I HATE those eight-legged creatures from hell (and, yes, I know they are beneficial, kill other bugs, etc etc etc - it doesn't stop my feelings! I'm totally irrational.) I hope, if it was a spider, that it wasn't one of the ones like a brown recluse or such, which would be more problematic in the throat area than on the surface of the skin. OMG - my skin is crawling just thinking about it!! I hope Robbie is OK.
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi jerzgirl he seems okay now, we also have brown recluse here to so we are so careful I kill every darned one I see, and this apartment seems to have so many glad we are moving out.
• Canada
31 Oct 08
Jerzgirl you should get some sort of professional help for that arachnophobia. I cannot imagine going though life reacting like that to every spider I see. Since they are so common you must be in constant emotional disarray . I have enough real life fears without an imagined one such as you have.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi oh how prophetic you were 11 months later damn the spiders'life hust handed us a real sucker punch not long after that, son lose his job,we lost our apartment, we were homeless, that real enough for'you girl now we are separated my son is in govpaid apartment with three other unemployed men and i am in 'gold crest retirement paid for'by my social security and ssi so if we deserved a d ose of reality well damn we sure got it but personally I wish this all had never happened. as for not adoring spiders a great many people have a healthy respect for them as the brown recluse bite can cause tissue destruction
@GardenGerty (115701)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I have not ever been bitten, but I have gotten a bug in my mouth. I put a glass or cup by my bed that has a lid. It is a good screener for creepy crawlies. I think taking the benadryl was smart.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Try riding a motrocycle at 60 MPH in the summer nights. YUCK! I've eaten my share of gnats, flies, skeeters, and moths. Many other little bugs too I feel. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hiGrandpa Bob oh if only he had tu rned on his bedroom light. I hadnt thought about that on a motorcycle wow you dont have any windshield so you get a faceful of beasties,
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Oh no I never keep anything drinkable by my bed, so I haven't had that problem, nor would I want it. Ewww!
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi fwidman smart idea. he says from now on he turns on the light first.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
30 Oct 08
I am sorry to hear that. Hope everything will be fine with your son. Yeah, it happens. I once accdiently swallowed something though I conldn't remember how did I survive that.
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hihidden wing yes hes okay now but felt yucky for several days now he will be more careful.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
OMG!!! that is really scary... something like that never happen to me before and i will be very pertified if it does... fortunately your son is alright and nothing serious happen to him... i hope he will be alright... i bet he will be more careful in the future when he wants to drink... take care and have a nice day...
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi lingli oh he is okay now but he will turn on the light before he drinks anything.
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
30 Oct 08
[i]Hi Hatley, ohhh..I am sure it will give him a lesson to cover his water, I also used to bring water but I will always cover it! ANyway, I haven't tried swallowing any bug or insects but if ever I will, I will be drinking a lot of water to kill it inside![/i]
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
checapricorn oh I dont think he tried to swallow a bug at all,hes an adult , he just didnt realize anything was there, as he didnt turn on the light so now he does turn on the light. he seems fine now.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Hi Hatley, ohhh..sorry if it sounds like that...I mean I know it's an accident because he didn't turn on the light when drinking the water! ENjoy!
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi 11 months later this is so weird but anyway no more 'spider problems just money problems,being homeless and now'hes in a apartment with three other also jobless guys gov.paid rent and I am in gold crest retirement home paid for with social scecurity and ssi. whoopee isnt life grand,not.
@debbie_ (11)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
im glad your son is ok,thats the main thing,i remember when i was younger i had a drink of coke and all the lights were off,i hate the light ,anyway i took a drink and swallowed a fly,lucky me they dont bite,well i think it was a fly,and i felt so sick i threw up,another time i had a drink of coke n their was a fly which had landed into my drink,i felt something as i took a sip and spat it out,then i turn the light on and what do i see?A FLY,their i go again (runs to the bathroom to throw up. now i always have the lights on while im eating or drink and i look everytime,but i never see anything in my coke anymore, so i guess the flies liked the dark and also liked coke lol.. ewwwww anyway sorry to hear about what happened to your son,he's very lucky hes ok now...
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi debbie he seems fine now but he did have a scare.we both 'are afraid of spiders and we have so many here. we are moving out and am I glad.
• Australia
1 Nov 08
good to no your moveing out of their, n i cant blame any of u if you dont like spiders after what happened to ya son, id hate them to..you would think their would be something to keep them out of the house for good with no spiders at all..i really hate it when u move into a place n the only problem is all the spiders u get their...it really sucks
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi this is weird months later. no more spider problmes but life' did give us some sucker punches we became homeless so now myson is with three other guys all areout of work in a gov.paid apartment whileI am in Gold Crest retirement center courtesy of my soc security and ssi checks.
@glords (2614)
• United States
2 Nov 08
That is awful. That same thing happened to me only it only bit the inside of my mouth because I spit him right out once I felt a fuzzy feeling on my tongue. My heart goes out to Robbie. I pray that he continues to get better.
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
hi glords he recovered from that but now ten months after he is out of work.sob sob
@GreenMoo (11837)
2 Nov 08
That is one of the most horrible stories I've heard fro a long long time. Yeauch!! I'm so glad Robbie is OK. I was bitten by a spider just the once last year and I was really feeling ill within about half an hour. The next day I couldn't even get out of bed. I will now think very carefully about drinking and eating in the dark! My own horror stories about doing things in the dark all seem to be about using the bathroom, and I'm sure you don't want to hear about that!!
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
hi greenmoo this is ten months late whee I got bit by a 'spider'and my head swelled up in back,had to have antiobiotics for it.horror stories in the bathroom.falling and breaking a rib
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
31 Oct 08
I generally check something like that open container that has been sitting around with a liquid in it just in case a fly or something has not settled in there and drowned. I would hate to swallow a fly but would never think of swallowing a spider it must have been awful to be bitten while it was going down. It could have been fatal too. I guess someone learned a valuable lesson the hard way and will never do that again. I remember when I was a child, my dad was doing some landscaping for this nice couple and I happened to be there and she invited us in for tea. As I got down to the bottom of the cup, as I was draining the last mouthful there was a drowned housefly I saw was at the very bottom and I was lucky I saw it and did not drink it. I can still see that fly slowly come into view in my memory and will remember it in detail for the rest of my life. The lady asked if I wanted some more and I politely declined, I do not know why I did not tell her about the fly. The worst things that have happened to me when I did not turn on the light when I should are the usual stubbed toes and missing the toilet bowl when up for a midnight pee.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
mariposaman hi of yes he does p;ut on the light and check now so he learned his lesson. I never do anything late at night without turning on my light.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Oh my Hatley, that sounded really scary reading your discussion. I hope he is ok! I have not had anything like that happen to me and I hope it never does. I do tend to turn on the light before I seek out anything.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi maddysmommy he seems fine now. he said he will never do that again, and I always turn on the light before i do anything, i learned the hard way after I broke my big toe.
• United States
30 Oct 08
Oh poor Robbie! I'm glad the benadryl took the swelling down. That usually does the trick. I had something similar happen once but I have no idea what kind of insect it was. A couple of years ago I had a terrible sinus infection and couldn't breathe through my nose. When I finally fell asleep my mouth was open. My mouth and throat got so dry it woke me up a couple hours later and I couldn't swallow so I grabbed the nearest thing to drink which was the remainder of my morning coffee. I took a big gulp and felt this chunk hit my throat. It was so far back in my throat by the time I felt it there was nothing I could do but swallow it. I don't think I want to know what it was. Ewwww *shivers*. Ever since then I keep a bottle of water next to my bed that has a pull top lid. No little creatures are going to crawl into my drink when I'm not looking ever again!!
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi craftcatcher that s what Robbie said, before he realized it the thing was too far back in his throat allhe could do was swallow, he seems okay now thank goodness for that.
@Ramy727 (18)
• Italy
30 Oct 08
Don't worry, people swallow many bugs accidentally, usually in their sleep ;)
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi ramy he seems okay today ,he felt ill yesterday but is now all right again.
@insulin (2480)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
oh my god..Lol I never try swallowing a bug and that is really nasty..Well that is really a big danger for him and is he alright right now? I hope he is and I hope that it is not poisonous spider.God bless and have a nice day..:-0
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi insulin yes he seems to be okaynow. thank God for that.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 08
Just tripping over things and almost falling or stepping on one of the cats. Nothing quite as dramatic as swallowing a spider. Hope he's OK.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi dawnald he seems fine now. thank goodness for that.
@omar0913 (942)
• Legaspi, Philippines
30 Oct 08
I do! and it was thesame as your son only that I have swallowed a cockroached...YAAAAKKKSSS! I was so sleepy that time after a late night work, I felt so thirsty that I took a glass which was on the table together with a pitcher of water, though the glass was alluminum made, so I can't see what was inside unless I look at it. So to cut the YAKKKKY story short, I filled the glass with water and drink it immediately. Only a little water I have drunk but this thing actually got to my throat all the way to my stomach. I have discover that it was a cockroach when a single foot was left at my tounge. I felt my stomach was trumbling that time and I lost all that I have eaten that day.....LOL
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi oh my poor omar, glad you could throw the thing up, arent they the most repulsive thing that there is.
• United States
30 Oct 08
It's okay, here's a fun fact for you! We will all swallow on average about 8 bugs while sleeping in our life time. The only mishaps I've had because not turning the light on is spilling something, tripping, stepping on my cat(oops).
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi ediblecottoncandie I broke my toe paddin around in the dark, that was no fun.
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Always spit! I have done this on numerous occasions when drinking coffee on the back deck. I go in the house to answer the phone or something adn come out for a big gulp of warm coffee and there it is, a nasty fly tring to steal my coffee. I have learned to cover the cup, carry it with me, or spit the intruder out. I feel for your son. I hope things are alright now. It sounds to me like a really bad spider bite!
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
peedielyn hi thats what i told him, why didnt you spit but I guess he was so startled he just swallowed instead. I am onlyglad he seems to feel okay now
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I have never swallowed a bug, but I am now cautious. During the summer months, I kept seeing these little fruit flies hanging around. I usually would have a cup of something to drink by my bedside as well. One night I had a cup of juice, I did not drink any of it during the night though, but when I got up and looked at the cup, one of those fruits flies was in it. I am so glad I did not decide to take a swig during the night. I had one of those little sippy cups that the children use, so I have now started putting my drink in that, and so far so good, nothing has gotten in my glass. I bet that was real creepy for your son, glad he is okay.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi sudalunts yes he said it was really frightening sp ecially when his throat swelled up. he seems fine now.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Yikes and ewwwwww! I am glad your son is alright. My kids leave a cup of water by their beds too. I guess I should just take the cups out of their rooms after they drink before bed.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi seabeauty at least warn them to turn on the light before taking a d rink of water. I always have a glass of water by my bed but I never drink in the dark, ever as who knows what might be in that glass.