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Yes, I'm happy to say I survived my first (and hopefully ONLY) scorpion sting. This little bugger decided to join me in bed the other night. When my hand when down on the quilt I got quite a surprise. The bastard stung me between the fingers at the knuckle.
The family quickly came running when I screeched in pain. Callista was sent to the computer to find out what to do while Bill went hunting for the scorpion.
What did we do? First of all Cal read about putting bleach on the sting to neutralize it. Later she told me she only saw that on one site but it's what I did. Ice, for the pain was suggested. OMG it hurt like crazy!
Once Bill found the critter they looked it up online and realized it wasn't life threatening. Still we saved it until 72hours passed, the time frame for problems to occur, just in case.
I slept with my hand on an ice pack. Even had to get up in the middle of the night for fresh ice. Unless my finger was numb it throbbed and had sharp pain. All the next day when I moved my finger it felt like the cracking of a glow stick. That's the only way to discribe it.
Thank goodness we were able to check information online and deal with the situation ourselves instead of having to go to the ER late at night.