Oakley Outlet Man has 2cm cockroach removed
Man has 2cm cockroach removed from ear
Karama based Hendrik Helmer’s ordeal began in the early hours of Wednesday morning when he was woken by a sharp pain in his right ear, the ABC reports.
“I was hoping it was not a poisonous spider . I was hoping it didn’t bite me,” he said, adding that as t Oakley Outlet he pain got worse he tried to suck the insect out with a vacuum cleaner before squirting water in his ear.
“After an hour of enduring wave after wave of what felt like something eating through my ear drum to nest an Oakley Outlet d lay eggs, my brain decided hospital was the place to be,” he later wrote on Facebook.
With the pain becoming excruciating, his flatmate rushed him to hospital where a doctor put oil down the ear canal.
Darwin man Hendrik Helmer was left in excruciating pain after a co Oakley Outlet ckroach got stuck in his ear. (Supplied)
This only forced the 2cm roach to crawl in deeper, before it eventually began to die.
“Near the 10 minute mark . somewhere about there, he started to stop burrowing but he was still in the throes of death twitching,” Mr Helmer said.
At that point the doctor put forceps into his ear and pulled out the cockroach.
“She [the doctor] said, ‘You know how I said a little cockroach, that may have been an underestimate’,” he said, adding that staff at the hospital had awarded him the unofficial title of having the largest cockroach removed from an ear.
“They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone’s ear.”
Helmer told ABC he would not be taking any added precautions when sleeping, although friends who read of the “excruciating” ordeal on Facebook sa Oakley Outlet id they were so perturbed by his experience that they had begun going to bed with headphones on.