Ugh. Today is Sunday. Maybe last Wednesday (?) I noticed 9YO mudgirl scratching her head more than normal. OTOH, cold weather is coming fast, and she does suffer from dry scalp. So I hoped that was the problem. I did a quick look through her hair (yes, yes, I should have done a more thorough check, in retrospect). Didn’t see anything suspicious. No sores/marks, no nits, looked in the ‘most obvious’ places (according to the websites), nothing. Two days later, the scratching had gotten more frequent. I said “Honey, you’re scratching your head an awful lot; I’m going to do a good check on you tonight for head lice, and I’m going to use a lice comb to do it!” To which she replied “Oh, don’t worry; the school nurse checked me yesterday, and I don’t have any lice or eggs”.
Well, that was a relief! So it’s the cold weather, right?
This morning, she was getting dressed for church (she likes to go with our neighbors) and asked me to brush her hair so it would look extra-good. I’m brushing her hair, and guess what? Yep. Saw a live bug. Saw three, in fact!
I don’t think there’s anywhere in this little 'burg to get lice shampoo on a Sunday, so today, she’s getting the mayonnaise treatment. I’ll have to keep her home from school tomorrow, since the school requires proof of treatment with lice shampoo. So tomorrow morning, I’ll have to go to the local pharmacy and get some Nix or something. I repeat, ugh!
I’m angry at myself for trusting the school nurses’ ruling, and not doing a more thorough check sooner. But damn. A nurse at an elementary school? Shouldn’t they be good at spotting this stuff??