Jerri called a few minutes ago to tell me that they were just leaving the emergency room and Jillian is going to be the one to follow in her Daddy's footsteps.
Jerri does a lot of buying and selling on Ebay so she was at the post office this morning to mail some packages. Alexis and Jillian were looking at some Mickey Mouse packaging stuff while she was taking care of business. Jerri felt a tug at her waist and Alexis said, "Momma, Jillian has a snake." Jerri thought she'd said "sack" and turned around to take it from the baby and there was Miz Jilly Beans, with a big grin, holding a snake that was about a foot long and the circumference of a pencil which was wrapped around her arm and neck. Jerri grabbed the baby and asked a man standing in line if he'd help her get the snake away and he just stared at her, so she said, "SHIT man, hold the baby and I'll get the snake off of her!" The postal workers just stood there saying, "Oh my god!" and never attempted to help. Finally the postmaster heard the commotion and came in AFTER they'd gotten the snake off of the baby and Jerri was stripping her clothes off to see if she'd been bitten. They found a spot of blood on her leg so off to the emergency room they went, taking the snake that another customer had stomped on when he came into the post office.
No one at the post office OR the hospital could identify the snake so Jerri called Bubbie, who's an old hand at being snake bit, to come identify the snake. He wasn't sure either but Jillian didn't have any swelling or redness at the site after 45 minutes so they felt that even if it was poisonous she didn't receive any venom. They also weren't sure if she'd been bitten, it could have been that she got a scratch in the scramble to get the snake off of her. Anyway, they're supposed to watch her closely for the next little while and Jerri probably has several new gray hairs after THAT close encounter.
We spent our share of time in the emergency room when Bubbie from the time he was 17 months old and Jillian already has that beat so poor Jerri had better get the doctor to prescribe something for her nerves now.