WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A 4-year-old Woodland Hills boy is recovering Thursday night after being stung 40 times by a swarm of bees over the weekend.
Max Bordonaro was playing at Warner Center Park with his grandmother Sunday night when he chased a ball into an open field.
“I was chasing the ball and tried to stop it, but when I stopped it, I didn’t see the bees. And they stung me. And it hurt really bad, so I my Nona rushed me home,” said Max.
The boy’s father, Luigi Bordonaro, said once Max went to bed later that night, he started to have an allergic reaction.
“We noticed some of the allergic, sort of the, throat started to tighten, and he started to snore and cough. What really scared us is he woke up in kinda a mild seizure…he started twitching. At this point, it was about midnight and we didn’t want to take any chances and we rushed to the Tarzana ER. It was a good thing because right when we got there, he started vomiting. The doctor said there was a build-up of toxins,” he said.
KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen reported that Max spent one night in the hospital and was given antihistamines and steroids to ease his symptoms.