- She got bit by a brown recluse, and now the infection was spreading down her arm!
- She has flesh-eating bacteria consuming her limbs one by one!
- Some adult grabbed her by the arm, and she didn’t tell us!
“Does it itch?”
“Does it hurt?”
I was getting ready to call the doctor, and take her in, and I showed my husband. He was just as stumped as I was, and he asked her again what it could be, and when she noticed it.
Then, she came out with the answer. She said, with a sheepish look, “Well, since I gave up chewing my blankie… sometimes I suck on my arm at night.”
At which point, my husband and I busted out laughing! “You suck on your arm? Well, that’s the problem!” Apparently, she didn’t realize that sucking on any part of your body creates a bruise, commonly called a “hickey.”
Thus, we had our diagnosis, and a really funny story to embarrass her with at her wedding rehearsal dinner!