Yesterday, my son came up to me and said “Mommy, I think I have a hive on my ear”. I took one glance and said OH MY WORD!
His ear had swollen up like two times the normal size and he looked like Dumbo.
Of course as a mommy I freaked out, but before rushing my son to the doctor I called my mom. Mom’s know best, and luckily for me, my mother is a nurse.
I tried for 5 minutes trying to explain what his ear looked like… ear lobe, cartilage, “No mom, it’s on top of the ear but not going into the ear” LOL I couldn’t get my point across.
LUCKILY, my trusty phone was available to snap some quick and clear photos of my son’s ear to show my mom. I love the Samsung Galaxy S III so much, the photos are perfect and it was so easy to text them over to my mom for viewing and diagnosis.
My little man is quite okay today.
We came to the conclusion that he was bitten by a bug, perhaps a mosquito, and had a small allergic reaction to the bite. After Benadryl and a good nights sleep he is looking much better today.
You gotta love the scares that these little ones put us through!