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Doctor finds spiders in ear of Oregon boy with earache.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ConcordCowboy, May 7, 2007.

  1. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Doctor finds spiders in ear of Oregon boy with earache

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003696536_spiders07.html

    DAVID PATTON / AP

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    Jesse Courtney, 9, of Albany, Ore., displays the two spiders that were removed Friday from his ear.


    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 ended up as an earache, and the doctor's diagnosis was that a pair of spiders had 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 that when he examined the boy it looked as if he had something in his ear.

    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. 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.

    Copyright © 2007 The Seattle Times Company
  2. smarta5150

    smarta5150 Mr. Wright

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    I am so glad you didn't post this when I asked about ear affections... lol.

    This might of freaked me out a little bit.
  3. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    If your earaches come back well then...Just maybe...

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  4. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I remember when I was a kid, I had a horrible earache and the doctor pulled one of these babies out of my ear:

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  5. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    I used to work with this guy circa 1994. He came to work one day with a bobby pin trying to dig something out of his ear. All day long he kept sticking the rounded part of the pin in his ear and digging away. Finaly after about 4 hours of this he got his ex-wife (she also worked there) to do some digging..........she managed to scoop out half a roach.

    One of the sickest things I've ever seen in person. But the guy was/is a jerk, so my reaction at the time was .....":lmao2: "
  6. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    GROSS!

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    And half of it's still in there!:puke:

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