Doctor finds spiders in boy's ear

  1. Doctor finds spiders in boy's ear

    Sun May 6, 6:18 PM ET

    ALBANY, Ore. - These guys weren't exactly Snap, Crackle and Pop. What began as a faint popping in a 9-year-old boy's ear — "like Rice Krispies" — ended up as an earache, and the doctor's diagnosis was that a pair of spiders made a home in the ear.
    "They were walking on my eardrums," Jesse Courtney said.
    One of the spiders was still alive after the doctor flushed the fourth-grader's left ear canal. His mother, Diane Courtney, said her son insisted he kept hearing a faint popping in his ear — "like Rice Krispies."
    Dr. David Irvine said it looked like the boy had something in his ear when he examined him.
    When he irrigated the ear, the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser.
    Jesse was given the spiders — now both dead — as a souvenir. He has taken them to school and his mother has taken them to work.
    "It was real interesting, 'cause, two spiders in my ear — what next?" Jesse said.


  2. Eek!! I remember watching Discovery Health and there was a girl who had a live roach crawling inside of her ear! It was so disgusting. She kept screaming and screaming... The doctor flushed it out. Yuck!
  3. ^^ I remember that! Was it on Untold Stories of the ER?

    Did you see the one where the woman had insects in her skull!?!? EWWWW!!!!
  4. [​IMG]

    okay, I'm leaving this thread now!
  5. omg i think my dinner's going to come back up :sick: :sick:
  6. Omg I would absolutely die.
  7. Yuck!!!
  8. OK the title told me DO NOT CLICK ON THIS THREAD but I just couldn't help it now...I really wish I listened to that voice YUCK!!!!!
  9. For some reason the spiders in the boy's ear didn't creep me out too much, but the story of the roach in the girl's ear makes me need an urgent trip to the bathroom!! :wtf:
  10. This is on of my biggest fears! Who knows what goes into your mouth, nose, or ears when you're asleep. :yucky:
  11. That is so gross and he handled it so well. Yikes
  12. OMG that is so disgusting.. I feel gross now just reading this!!!
  13. I'll be sleeping with cotton ball in my ears tonight!!!
  14. there was an er episode years ago that i saw on repeat- and it was about a man who had cockroaches in his ears. and everytime my ear hurts now, i am always absolutely convinced it's something gross like that. that stupid episode has haunted me for, like 8 years.

    ugh. still makes me shudder.
  15. I think I need ear muffs and a surgical mask now. :yucky: