Sensitive readers, stay away – here is the photo story about the removal of the larvae that a bot fly had chosen me to be the surrogate mother for.
We went to the same dermatologist as yesterday to let him be a part of the process of what had happened beneath the chewing gum I had put on my three itchy bites. We removed the bandaids and there they were, little, disgusting, and sticking out for air. As the doctor didn’t see very well, I had to remove the first larvae myself, it was the one I had been speaking with before so we already had that special relationship going on.. it prove to be the smallest one of the three.. but it still hurt to pull it out and it clearly didn’t want to leave it’s flesh cocoon. I could almost hear it shout “Why are you killing me, mommy?!” haha
The two next one’s were pulled out by Chema and were bigger (about 2cm long) but still far from the huge they can grow – I was lucky to have discovered them so early.
Was it gross and painful? Yes. Did we laugh about it? A lot.
Disinfected and on antibiotics, I now have three small holes in me that should cure in the coming days. No more little aliens, no more flesh-eating oxygen-breathing fly-babies, I killed my children.