The way I'm feeling right now. Yesterday afternoon Spencer and I went to a birthday barbecue for some friends of her PGPs. We had a very nice time celebrating being 85 years young and there was some delicious homemade mac-n-cheese! Unfortunately, there were mosquitoes. A lot of them.
Mosquitoes love me. LOVE me. When we lived in Minnesota, where the mosquito is jokingly referred to as the state bird, I got over 100 mosquito bites on one knee (plus countless more elsewhere) when I was at Girl Scout Camp. A girl had gotten hot during the night and opened our tent, accidentally opening the protective netting as well. It was not a pretty picture. I had to go the infirmary doctor who quickly called my mom and took me to the real doctor. I can't describe the itching, it was the worst, most unquenchable itch that I've ever experienced. I was swollen and red all over, even thinking about it makes me itch.
This isn't quite as bad, but I currently have about 30 bites on my arms and legs. AND I sprayed with bug spray twice! I am SO itchy and witchy right now. The only good thing is that mosquitoes don't seem to like Spencer, she didn't get one bite. Which is great, because I would much rather be the itchy one. It's taking all of my self control to stop myself from clawing off my skin. I'm going to have to sleep in long sleeves and pants tonight- who knows what I'm capable of during my sleep!
I just took a healthy dose of benadryl, so hopefully that will render me comatose pretty soon. Does anyone have any good remedies for mosquito bites? I'm willing to try anything. Anything, seriously!