Wednesday, June 03, 2009

OH, Gross!




So, my children, my adorable children (see the pictures) have been dealing with pin worms. Did you know that this is one of the most common worm infections in the U.S.? Did you know that the human is the only natural host, so the worms don't usually spread to animals? Did you know that the eggs, which are microscopic, (thus explaining how you could pick them up without knowing it) can live on things for like 2 whole weeks!!!!! UGH!!!!!!

Did you also know that you have to wash the bedding every 3 to 7 days for at least 3 weeks (and every time you wash the bedding or the clothes, you must wash on hot (good-bye rich colors) and that you must wash everything 2 or 3 times on hot with soap before drying them). Sheesh!!! I already do laundry all week long. Now, laundry is ALL I do all week. Even with these precautions, it is common to get reinfected and to have to go through everything AGAIN.

yuck, Yuck, YUCK!!!!!

In case you were wondering, I am not enjoying this particular common childhood illness.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Yuck - so sorry!

Paul said...

You have our synpathies! Think of the poor kids without a mother to help them through this sort of thing.

Kellsey said...

Those kids must be very VERY itchy. Seriously.

mcrachelle said...

Kellsey- I am thinking you need to up the housekeeper budget and cut the Starbuck's budget.