these are the little feet we said prayers for tonight at bedtime :(
the lighting in my photos don't show well - but there are WELL over 100+ bites. I lost count somewhere in the 40's on the first foot and there were more... so I'm estimating over 50 per foot. :(
each little red dot is a fire ant bite.. when I saw him, his feet were both covered solid black - as if he had dipped them into water then stepped into dirt and it stuck.... only they were covered in ants! :( I immediately picked him up and ran to the spry fountain and washed them off as fast as I could - even taking off his swim shorts b/c some were already up his legs :( poor Paul Thomas!
I posted these feet photos for David to see over on Facebook tonight as he's OOT (out of Town) - and then I thought I'd copy and paste over here on the blog too so Mimi and Dad & Clara could see too. The above photo was before bath and hard to see but there are bites on the bottoms of his feet too. :(
Paul Thomas' feet were so swollen he couldn't even put weight on the right foot to walk. :( I sure hope the swelling goes down by tomorrow.
I'm just SO thankful my friend Cathi had some melt-away Benadryl tablets with her so I could immediately give him one.... and then again in 4 hours. Even though this happened at 11am he still had fever in both feet tonight at 8:00pm tonight. :(
I'll let you know how he is tomorrow... I'm hoping the swelling will be gone by then.