Do you de-worm your family regularly? I knew that it was something that you should do, but did not really realise the importance of it until now!
Little OL’s nanny is sick – very sick. A couple of months ago she came to me crying and explained that she had worms (I won’t go into details, its gross). I immediately took her to the pharmacist to see what he could suggest. For her he suggested a course of tablets taken over 3 days, and then repeated 6 weeks later. I also bought de-worming tablets for my whole family as well as her kids.
I thought that would be the end of it and all would be good. Not so.
3 weeks ago I received an SMS saying she had flu and was feeling weak and would not be coming in. That was a Friday, I knew she had not been feeling that great for most of that week. On the Sunday evening I received another SMS. She was still feeling weak. Then nothing…. Her phone was off and I heard nothing. I phoned her ex-husband to find out if he knew anything. He eventually found her and called back. He said that she had collapsed and that her family had taken her to the hospital. She had worms coming out her nose and mouth – URGH! His English is pretty bad but he said she is back at her family home but there is “something not right in her head”. Apparently she is in a daze, just lying there and not recognising anyone.
This is absolutely devastating. She is a young vibrant woman with two small children. Little OL loves her and I rely on her greatly. And I know what you will be thinking – no her immune system is not compromised. She recently went to go and get tested. This is a young healthy woman.
I hope for her family and her sake that this is temporary. For me it has been a big wakeup call with regards to de-worming and why it should be done regularly. For kids you can do it from the age of 2.