So school has been in for 8 days and my kids have lice. Looks like dd got it first--she had the most at around 40-50 eggs and bugs combined, ds1 had about 20 and ds2 had 1 adult and 6 eggs (his was the easiest to find with his white blonde hair so I'm sure I got all of his--i saw it first on him). So I was up until 3:30am last night trying to decontaminate my house. It was after showers I found them, so at bedtime for the kids. I spent the next 3+ hours shampooing and lice combing their hair. My poor older 2 kids didn't go to bed until after midnight, my 5 yo got off lucky with his super short, super blonde hair and got to go to bed after I changed all his bedding and combed him. The baby doesn't have it. Dh searched my head and found 2 eggs and that was it. I still shampooed (which the box says "ask doctor if pg" etc.) Hoping that was ok! After I got the kids to bed, I stayed up and vacuumed all the rugs, gathered all the soft stuffies etc into plastic bags and started bedding to wash.
What also sucks we had planned to tell our kids about the baby tomorrow night after my 16 week appointment. Now I'm not sure they are even able to go to school! Which means, I have to cancel my appointment and I'm sure I won't get another for quite some time--the office is busy. Dh can't take time off to watch the kids for my appointment and if I can't send them to school, how can I bring them to a doctor if they might still have some lice?? Anyone know what the protocol for lice in school is these days? This is obviously our first case of lice so I am clueless!