Yes, I said bird bite, not bug bite!  We wanted to blog more while we were here, but we have been a bit busier than planned…

Picture this:  We are on a nice family vacation… enjoying a leisurely family dinner at a beautiful outdoor restaurant on the beach… Donny & I are lovingly talking to one another and laughing about our day as our daughter sits in her high chair eating a lemon (yes, I did say lemon — she thinks it’s hilarious to eat them)… when all of a sudden we hear a striking scream from our little one!  We immediately turn to see what is going on and she is clenching her hand as a large herron (one that is about half the size of her) flies away and several of the nearby guests show looks of horror on their faces.  As our daughter is screaming and crying, grasping her hand, we are doing our best to try and see the damage and comfort her.  I was comforted by the fact that I didn’t see blood dripping.  …For those of you who don’t know, a herron has a rather large beak… several inches long!  Finally we were able to see her little thumb and ring finger, and while it did break the skin, she seemed fine.  We spent the rest of our evening with the resort EMT who checked her out and had to write up a report… needless to say, the resort comped our meal and even brought her a big stuffed animal in the morning.

The next day, we were able to enjoy most of the day by the pool until the evening when we noticed that her arm had red bumps all over it… the same arm she was bit on.  I kind of freaked out… so, off to the emergency room we went.  5 hours later, a combo shot of antibiotics and 2 different antibiotics that she needs to take this week, we finally got back to the resort.  Then, we also had to take her back in for a follow up appt on Wednesday.  It has been quite the eventful trip!  Not quite what we expected, but we are just grateful our little one is ok!

So…just fyi -some info we didn’t know: In case you ever get bit by a bird – go to the ER as they have a specific antibiotic that they give for bird bites!  Who would have known?

Here is a picture of the mean bird named “Harold”.  The hotel says that this bird has bitten other people, but they can’t do anything about it because it is a protected area for these birds…