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Lookit my little avatar! Isn't he sweet?

I sent out (or rather, G did) cards to all who asked. If you still want one, drop me an email (in my LJ profile) as I have some left!

Horrid night last night. L has been scratching her head lately...I checked, and, oh, dear Og, it was l*ce. I can't even type the WORD out!

I had a final at 8 p.m. that I had, in all honesty, not studied well for (prefering to dick around and shop and work and all). I found the ...thing...on her at 3:30, called G in a panic (as l*ce was/is my worst fear for the kids) Got some medicated shampoo stuff, treated her, spent the next hour nit-combing L, and then did me, JP, and G. None of us had anything, only L. She has an ouchy rash on her neck from irritation, though, poor pickle.

I studied while G nit-combed me -- now THAT is love. He washed all the bedding and cleaned while I took my final -- which wasn't actually too hard, and I think I did well. On my wayt out, the professor asked me if I'd be interested in earning $1000 next semester -- uh, yeah. He needs someone to compile incarceration stats for a project he is working on, which is something I can very easily do! Yay!

L got a clean bill from the nurse at school and is back there today. I am 100% positive she got these from someone at school who did NOT fess up about it -- look, I know it is horribly embarassing and all, but you DO have to be honest with the other parents!

So, in the last year and a half, we have had pinkeye, pinworms (that was AWFUL), l*ce, and the one cat had fleas. Gah. I want to live in a little hermetically sealed BOX now.

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Date: 2005-12-15 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harshbetty.livejournal.com
You need scabies next and you'll have collected the whole set! ;)

We used to have pinworms allllll the time when I was a kid, like at least several times a year, and I was just thinking recently that I haven't heard of anyone getting it these days, and wondering if it hadn't been mysteriously eradicated somehow.

Lice are (is?) one of my biggest fears too, since honestly I'm not conscientious enough to clean everything up and I picture us all having it for years if it ever got a toehold (clawhold? proboscishold?) in our household.

There ought to be a mobile lice-dealing-with service! You call 'em, they come over wearing hazmat suits, pick your hair and wash your stuffed animals!

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Date: 2005-12-15 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygre.livejournal.com
According to the things G and I read yesterday, the adults can only live a short period of time off the host (L, in this case, poor elf), so freak-out-level cleaning is kinda overkill. The school nurse said to wash all bedding, hats, coats in hot water and dry on high and to bag non-washable items (like my down comforter, sob) for a couple days.

L luckily has fine, smooth hair, so the combing wasn't bad. She was an angel for it, which was good as usually she loathes hairbrushing.

I don't wanna think about scabies :/

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Date: 2005-12-15 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ibex67.livejournal.com
I do love your new icon -- noticed it the other day and meant to say something...

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Date: 2005-12-15 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygre.livejournal.com
aw, thanks! I love all kinds of cats. :)

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Date: 2005-12-15 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gingy.livejournal.com
Another friend's kid attends a $20k+ day school in Manhattan, and they also had a run of lice. Don't worry about it, it happens everywhere.

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Date: 2005-12-16 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygre.livejournal.com
The nurse was very kind about it and said it does happen everywhere. That and your tale do help!

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Date: 2005-12-15 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] primaflora.livejournal.com
love the icon!

I posted this on sah-ap for Elisa recently, it's the Q lice guide.

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/headlice/about.html

My mother's childcare centre follow these guidelines as does our school. We don't clean like loons and focusing on the hair works. Combing through with conditioner works as well and is non-toxic.

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Date: 2005-12-16 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygre.livejournal.com
Thanks for that link!!! I am going to do the conditioner thing tomorrow night after I pick up some more conditioner (all I have here now is my $$ aromatherapy stuff).

The cleaning guidelines on most of the other sites I looked at seemed really...odd. One site said to bag all the non-washables for 4 weeks! eep.

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