Head Lice - It's True

  1. Tuesday morning I was brought a bug in a zip-lock bag. The bug had been just removed from a head. It was a, robust, adult head louse - judging by it's size. It appeared to be very agitated as it was quite active. OK, so I decided to perform a scientific experiment; school nurse myth buster if you will. After poking several pin-holes in the bag I push-pinned it to my bulletin board. Yesterday, when I left, the louse was alive and well and was still displaying agitation, flailing its louse arms wildy in the bag; I thought I noticed some obscene gestures. This morning I must report the louse has perished and, thus, my school nurse myth buster scientific experiment has proven a head louse will die within 48 hours if off of a human head. You have my express permission to share this scientific data with any hysterical parent or staff member.
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  3. by   kidzcare
    So you starved a poor, helpless louse to death in the name of scientific research??


    I woulda just gone the squish/flush route
  4. by   Farawyn
    Louse murderer.

    I thought I knew you.

    I need a moment.
  5. by   OldDude
    Quote from Farawyn
    Louse murderer.

    I thought I knew you.

    I need a moment.
    It was for science!! If it makes you feel any better I did play an endless loop of John Denver music to ease its passage into louse eternal paradise.
  6. by   Farawyn
    Quote from OldDude
    It was for science!! If it makes you feel any better I did play an endless loop of John Denver music to ease its passage into louse eternal paradise.
    Strangely, that does make me feel better.
    And yes, we all have done things for science.

    Post #866. Don't Judge Me.
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    Last edit by Farawyn on Dec 10, '15
  7. by   Keepstanding
    Someone call the FBI, or call PETA or call the NRA or call Lice Families of the USA !! Call someone and report this horrible atrocity to a poor Louse !! This made me chuckle....thanks !
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Sounds more like a flea . . .
  9. by   SnowyJ
    lice6-jpg

    You LOUSE-Y person, you!
  10. by   Jensmom7
    Quote from OldDude
    It was for science!! If it makes you feel any better I did play an endless loop of John Denver music to ease its passage into louse eternal paradise.
    That's just plain mean. [emoji33]
  11. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from Jensmom7
    That's just plain mean. [emoji33]
    The slow death or the John Denver?
  12. by   Farawyn
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    The slow death or the John Denver?
    Knowing Jensmom, methinks the latter.
  13. by   OldDude
    Quote from SnowyJ
    lice6-jpg

    You LOUSE-Y person, you!
    It took a moment for the tail end of the slinky to arrive but once my brain clicked the front office came running to see what the commotion was. In the words of Larry the Cable Guy, "I don't care who you are. That there is funny." Thank You Snowy!
  14. by   SnowyJ
    Yesterday, when I left, the louse was alive and well and was still displaying agitation, flailing its louse arms wildy in the bag; I thought I noticed some obscene gestures.

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