Jennifer and Sarah were right. It is head lice. :(
I am SO SICK of it. This is my first experience with the nasty things. I am NOT happy.
First I started noticing Cassie digging at her head in church on Sunday evening. So the minute we walked in the door I started checking her head. Sure enough I saw... things ... in her hair. But I had no idea if it was lice or not. Never seen them before in my life. I was hoping it was NOT lice. :(
So I called my mom. She did not think it was lice. But she has never seen them either. So we went up to Grandma Sams's because she KNOWS. And she took a look and she nodded, and said , "Yep. That's what it is."
So we went directly to walmart to get some lice killing shampoo. Mommy called me while I was there and said get some real mayonnaise too. It is supposed to be just as effective as the medicated shampoo. So I got some mayo. I will tell you right now, I do not think I will ever be able to eat mayo again. I also got some Raid flea spray... did you know it has the exact same stuff in it that the shampoo does? Yes it does.
I was told to spray my mattresses and curtains and car out with it. So I did. Oh, well I forgot the car. I need to do that.
So I treated Cassie and then spent the night nitpicking. Woke up the next day and spent the day nitpicking. AND checking the other girls heads every so often. Well that is after we had our mayo on our heads for four hours. Oh, but Mommy did not find out til later that you also need shower caps with the 4 hour mayo treatment. SO Monday we did not have shower caps. But Tuesday we did.
So I'm picking picking picking, checking checking checking. And washing washing washing. And sweeping my floors every hour. And spraying mattresses, curtains, and pillows. And also - Someone said "Put stuffed animals, cushions, anything made of fabric that you can't wash, into black garbage bags for two weeks." So I am also bagging bagging bagging.
And that was just Monday. On Sunday night we finally got to bed about 3am. Monday night we got to bed at 2am. Last night we got to bed at 3am.
Because OF COURSE at 10 pm on Monday night, I found them on Faithy. AAAARGH!!! So I treated Faithy. And directly after the treatment started nitpicking on her. And I found a live one. AAACK!!! I called my mom at around midnight yelling because THE STUPID SHAMPOO IS SUPPOSED TO KILL THEM!!!!!
My mom has been so encouraging. I am probably not dealing with this the greatest.
Honestly, I was very angry at first. Ok, totally being honest - I am still angry about it. I am working on that.
BUT ANYHOW. So I am doing all that whole routine, boiling water and washing the nit combs and our brushes (we all got new ones) and trying to keep up with all the washing and sweeping floors, and checking heads and picking the awful things out. And not doing very well. Because last night (naturally right around 10pm!) I found ONE on Kela. So I treated her. And I also treated Cassie again, because I found another bug one her too - as opposed to just the nits. Because they were both ALIVE ones.
I was still finding several nits on Cassie last night. I only found one on Faithy last night, and only 3 on Kela last night after I treated her.
I am getting ready to go wake them up and start all over in a minute. I have washed a couple of loads while they've been still asleep this morning. Cause I was able to actually get up myself this morning. Because I took a tylenol with codiene last night. Yes indeed. Because I haven't been sleeping AT ALL. Because I feel so itchy. And this has me so grossed out and worked up. But I slept last night thankfully.
I have been making Kevin check me over and over. And when he isn't here, I have been making Kela check me.
Nothing so far. But that doesn't matter to my nerve endings. They are up in arms right now.
You know, I don't ask very often, but anyone who prays. I could use a few.
This has been a nightmare for me. And I know it is a long haul ahead too. Because you just cannot get free of the nasty things in a week. Oh no. You have to keep checking for a month. And they are very well known for coming back.