"We were working outside a factory and I snipped down a bush and it fell and touched my face", Childress said in a statement.
Childress' mother, a nurse at a local medical center, suspected that his injuries were second to third-degree burns in need of immediate medical attention. "I didn't pay any mind to it because I do it all the time". He told People that when he first got in the shower after landscaping, "big chunks" of skin were falling off his face.
"When I got home I walked inside and Alex, he was like, 'I got really bad sunburn, '" Jason Childress said in a phone interview Thursday. He was transferred to the burn unit at VCU Medical Center. Doing so could "cause the plant's sap to splatter and spread quickly".
He said the samples he had observed were most likely planted over the years, often for decorative or ornamental purposes. "The longer it sits in the sun, the more potent and toxic it gets". "There are certain aspects that are painful like when they clean off dead skin or blisters, that's sore".
But by the end of the day, his condition had worsened, his father, Justin Childress, told WTVR.
Jordan Metzgar, curator at the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech, told the Times-Dispatch that giant hogweed have been spotted around Virginia, adding that the plant was not spreading like in NY and other Northern states. His skin will be sensitive to sunlight for months, causing the teen to worry about entering college in the fall. "I'm hoping that scholarship will still be available for me".
According to North Carolina State University, giant hogweed is a Class "A" North Carolina noxious weed and is only found in Watauga County. Though its white flowers lead to it sometimes being confused with the harmless Cow Parsnip or Queen Anne's lace ― also known as wild carrot ― there are key differences, including the massive size of giant hogweed, which can grow from around 6 to 20 feet tall. They want to ultimately eradicate the plant before it becomes established in the state.
Pretty soon, the family hopped into the auto and rushed Alex to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said Childress is the first patient to be treated at the burn center for an encounter with Giant Hogweed.
The World Cup winners will receive the country's highest accolade, the Légion d'Honneur, the French presidency has announced. Observers made note of the youth of the team, as well as how many players are of central and North African heritage .
Trump said he and Putin would discuss a range of issues, from trade to the military, along with missiles and China. A one-on-one meeting between the two men went on for more than two hours rather than the scheduled 90 minutes.
Alongside Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer , he has become only the third man to win the World Cup both as a player and coach . They are expected to parade through Paris and then go to the Elysée Palace to meet President Emmanuel Macron.
The three-time victor of the Claret Jug added: "Look what Tom Watson did at Turnberry in 2009 at the age of 59". So there's not a lot of opportunities to hit the driver just because the ball is going to be rolling 80 yards.
The network also brought back Double Dare this summer and released a brand new Hey Arnold! special a year ago . Still, nothing could compare to the original series, a conclusion that Nickelodeon must have come to recently.
It is with a great deal of sadness that I have tendered my resignation as a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Treasury. On Monday, Brexit supporters targeted the government's so-called customs bill, hoping to toughen up her plans.
Based on its data, Prime Day was the biggest online shopping day in the third quarter across several categories. ET Monday launch in the USA got only images of dogs - some quite abashed-looking - with the words, "Uh-oh".
The San Antonio Spurs shooting guard still thinks his franchise has a chance at bringing back Kawhi Leonard . Another team that has been mentioned as a possible landing spot is the Philadelphia 76ers .
Luckily on 61 minutes our goalkeeping coach took too long to do the substitution on the paper, so it gave me an extra minute. Zinedine Zidane left him out of the Real Madrid starting line up, a decision that irked the Welshman.
Trump calls the European Union a ‘foe’ of the United States
Trump sees progress on an arms control treaty as the likeliest area of progress for the Trump-Putin summit, the source said. But Trump has vowed that he can handle Putin, whom he has taken to referring to as a "competitor" rather than an adversary.
Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passes away at 62
Reportedly she was in the hospital for the last 10 days. "Infact we were planning to visit Rita's house for a small get-together". Zarina Wahab , who was her FTII batch mate, told India Times website, "Rita Bhaduri was the prettiest lady in our batch".
Heat warning for Kelowna and Penticton
The Fraser Valley community of Lytton claimed the title of Canadian hot spot on Sunday at 37.1 C and is forecast to reach 39 C. The City of Toronto also issued its own warning over the weekend following prolonged heat and humidity.