So, here is the whole story....
My little Luner, for about a week, kept on telling me that his head itched and I looked at his head and saw white and assumed it was dandruff and thought nothing of it, right?
Well, Tuesday night, I was blow drying his hair when I saw something black!! It was a bug! My first reaction was "OH GOD NO!" I pulled this nasty little thing out and then continued to dry his hair hoping against hope it wasn't what I thought it was. Then I spotted another one and pulled it out as well, those pesky little buggers are hard to kill. Anyhoo, I freaked out, as any normal mother would, and immediately ran to my computer to confirm my suspicions and yep, my worst horror, LICE!!
Needless to say, I continued to be freaking out. I called a friend, who happens to be a pediatric nurse and asked her what I was supposed to do? I have never dealt with this problem, ever.
She recommended a product and told me that everything had to be washed, sanitized, etc. I called hubby, because we share one vehicle, to please leave work and go and buy me the stuff. Of course, he wasn't able to leave. So, me, Luner and Wolfie were getting the heebie-jeebies and had to wait until the next day.
At 7:30 AM a long day of non-stop work began and did not end until 10:00 PM, and finishing up the rest of the laundry. I had one meal.
First, I began treatment on Luner and yelling at the poor baby and ended up making the poor thing cry at least three different times. I am not one to handle stress very well. This was a long and painful process, my boys have long hair. Anyhoo, got Luner done and then Wolfie. Later on, my friend the nurse, said she would come and check me, too.
Then I began to strip all the beds, grabbed all the stuffed animals, which poor little Wolfie began to cry when I stuffed his precious "Bear-bear" in a bag. And then began to vacuum the couches, pillows, mattresses etc. Had to go to the laundrymat to wash all the beddings. Came home cleaned all the floors, bathroom and start on regular laundry, finishing up today.
After about a 15-minute break, grabbed the monkeys and had their hair shaved pretty close to nothing. The good news, they were happy with the crew cuts.
At 7:00 pm, my friend came over and checked me over and thank goodness I was clean. As it turns out Lice hate oils and heat. I use an oil to help protect my hair when I flat iron it and if I had any they were scorched, hee....Not taking any chances I went ahead and bought some lice shampoo and treated my head. Hubby came home and did the same.
I will tell you one thing it is a good thing that I did not have something in my hand or else hubby wouldn't be here today. He comes home this morning and says, "well, you want a day off from work and you got it." ARGH.....the man had a death wish saying that to me.