Woman woke up with tickle in her ear: Doctors makes horrific discovery inside 9 days later

Often you hear stories that you reckon can only happen in the movies.

Here is a story that it really happened, I can hardly imagine anything worse.

Katie Holley and her husband had recently moved into a new house in Florida about a month ago.

The couple had discussed whether or not to have an exterminator to rid their new home of pests.

Katie woke up one morning as she felt something in her ear.

She grabbed a cotton swab to determine what it was, but she couldn’t have imagined what she actually pulled it out.

I was “like someone had placed a chip of ice in my left earhole — but it was something way worse,” she wrote in SELF magazine, continuing: “When I pulled the cotton swab out, there were two dark brown, skinny pieces stuck to the tip. Moments later, I came to the realization that they were legs. LEGS. Legs that could only belong to an adventurous palmetto bug (Florida woods cockroach) exploring my ear canal.”

A cockroach had crept into her ear, Katie and her husband couldn’t get the insect out as much as she tried so she sought medical attention

Her doctor poured a numbing agent into her ear so that it would kill the cockroach before it could be picked out.

Feeling a roach in the throes of death, lodged in a very sensitive part of your body, is unlike anything I can adequately explain.”

The doctor pulled out what he thought was the whole cockroach and  Katie went home with antibiotics.

Katie was still in pain nine days later and she went back to her family doctor and explained what had happened.

She flushed Katie’s ear four times and thought she saw what might be another leg.

More of the cockroach’s body came out the more times the doctor flushed Katie’s ear.

She had pulled out six more pieces of cockroach that had remained in Katie’s ear By the time she was done.

Katie was then sent to see a specialist just to ensure the whole cockroach was really gone.

Once I got situated in the fancy chair in his office later that day, the ENT placed some sort of microscope beside my ear. He didn’t say much, but he did confirm there was still ‘something in there.’ Using a tool that looked like very large scissors, he extracted THE ENTIRE HEAD, UPPER TORSO, MORE LIMBS, AND ANTENNAE. I just sobbed.”

The doctor also explains that it was the second time that day that he picked a cockroach out of a patient’s ear.

Katie doesn’t want to experience the same horror show again so she is currently sleeping with earplugs and has had an exterminator come and spray the house often.

Below is a graphic video of a person having a cockroach removed from their ear.


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