A poor 6-year-old girl from Missouri, USA, woke up in the middle of the night just to find a giant beetle crawling inside her eye.
SibiKaia Monk reportedly woke up in the middle of the night and went to her mom because she had extreme pain in her eye.
Kris, her mother, ended up finding a kidney bean-sized insect crawling behind her daughter’s eye.
Kris said that the incident happened on the night of April 29, 2020.
The scared mother said Kaia woke up in the middle of the night saying that something was burning inside her eye.
Kris said that the insect flew inside the eye of her child the previous afternoon, but it was not until 1:30 am that Kris discovered a black thing in her child’s eye.
The parents of Kaia rushed her to a hospital to get immediate treatment.
Talking about the incident, Kris said:
By the time we got to the hospital she was calm and we were talking to the nurse. Then SibiKaia squeezed her eye shut and when she opened her eye it just slid out. The [registration] nurse was like ‘Oh my god’ and grabbed a tissue, and I was like ‘oh my god, it’s a bug’. My reaction, the nurse’s reaction and the doctor’s initial reaction was just this full-body shudder.
Doctors said that the black cedar beetle had been lodged under the 6-year-old girl’s eyelid and crawled along with her eyeball.
It took 9 hours for the insect to die before her body could reject the insect naturally.
Kaia, the 6-year-old, remained calm when she was at the hospital.
And when it dropped out of her eye, she looked at the insect and named him Todd.
Recalling the incident, Kris said:
I’d been refraining from really reacting, but I was just like ‘oh, my skin is just crawling’ and this thing had been in her eye, alive and crawling around. That night I actually had a nightmare about eggs being behind [SibiKaia’s] eye, hatching and coming out.
Kris shared the entire incident on Facebook so she could know what type of bug got into the eye of her 6-year-old child.
Members of Facebook, a social media page, said that the insect was a black cedar beetle.
The good thing about this is that the 6-year-old girl is fine and is recovering.