Today I watched as Shanti pulled an 8 inch worm out of her butt and threw it onto the sidewalk. It was horrifying. I mean like, I'm having post-traumatic visions of little roundworm larvae crawling all over my bed. I can handle lice and scabies and vomit and urine but today really took things to a whole new level. I always give all the kids a dose of this deworming medicine when they first come in to rid them of whatever parasites they have but I've never seen anything this graphic. I've been online for the past hour looking at pictures and reading about how females lay hundreds of thousands of eggs a day in your intestine and that if they multiply enough they can take over your body and start coming out your nose. I told my dad about this today and the first thing he said was, "did you take a picture?" I was like, "Dad seriously? Did I take a picture? Yah, my four year old pulled an 8 inch worm out of her butt and the first thing I did was run upstairs and grab my camera to be sure to capture the moment. Don't worry I remember very well what it looked like."
Thoughts anyone? What about natural remedies or diet to help get rid of these creatures? I have a feeling our little friend today will be the first of many.