This is a mother’s harrowing tale of when she rushed her young daughter to the emergency room one evening, only to find a shocking surprise inside the toddler’s ear. After working in the yard one afternoon, it seemed that two ticks had decided to crawl inside her ear, causing it to bruise and swell. In a viral TikTok, the mother shares her terrifying story.
They’re Out There!
During tick season, those pesky little critters can easily slip our minds when parents and their kids venture outdoors
A Very Real Reminder
A recent viral video serves as a chilling reminder that ticks are real and can infiltrate the most unexpected places.
This is a hair-raising tale of two ticks making their home inside a toddler’s ear.
Every Mum’s Worst Nightmare
Jessica DeLoach, a concerned mum, recently found herself in a distressing situation.
A Happy New Home or Something More Sinister?
Her family had moved to a new home in the woods, where they started engaging in yard work.
An Innocent Bath Reveals an Unsettling Discovery
It was during a routine bath for her 2-year-old daughter, Averie, that DeLoach made an alarming discovery.
Seeking Medical Expertise
DeLoach reached out to the family’s trusted pediatrician for guidance and support, determined to get to the bottom of the problem.
A Disturbing Revelation Unveiled
The video unveils the unfolding drama through a slideshow, with captions that show her horrified emotions.
Her Daughter’s Reaction
One caption reads, “She acted fine until someone wanted to examine her ear.”
Terrified for What Was to Come
“I had no idea what to expect and was just so scared for our baby girl.” The video then presents a close-up of Averie’s ear, showcasing unsettling black bruises surrounding it.
The Shocking Truth
The next caption reveals the shocking truth: “While I held her still in my lap, the doctors pulled these ticks out of her ear.”
The Source of the Problem
It becomes evident that the family’s yard work from the day before had unleashed the unexpected horror.
Not one, but two ticks had found their way into the ear of the toddler!
DeLoach shared the entire incident on online where the video would gain over a million views.
Lyme Disease: It’s a Scary Beast
One user shared her experience and urged the mother to seek further medical help, “please have them and her checked for Lyme Disease!! I have Chronic Lyme and it is NOT fun at all.”
New Fear Unlocked
Another user showed the severity of the situation, “Cool. New fear unlocked. Myself and my children will be wearing earmuffs for the foreseeable future.”
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