"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I Never Knew...

We live in Texas. We are familiar with pesky mosquito's and their nasty bites. What I wasn't familiar with is their ability to deform your child!

I took this picture of Austin a few weeks ago. Normal Austin.

Now Deformed Austin. This was taken this morning a few days after a mosquito bite to the forehead.

Apparently it's common in children with mosquito bites to the face to have swelling that can last up to 7 days! How did I not know that already? It doesn't bother him. He doesn't even itch it. It just LOOKS really bad.

Hoping my alien baby gets better soon. 


  1. my 5 years old daughter have the same problem. Would you write when your son got better, how long it will take to get back to normal. is there any other warnings or complications to worry about?

  2. We spent the past weekend outdoors at a pond in Wisconsin, swimming everyday. My 7 year old daughter developed the same exact swelling between/above the eyes and it's affected her eyelids too. She looks completely different. It's been less than a day and a half and no signs of decreasing. Children's Hospital says it's a reaction to a bug bite. She acts completely fine - no lethargy, complaints, aches, etc. This is still so scary.