An article posted on CBSnews.com was quite disturbing.
A toddler dying over a lice treatment is senseless and has me feeling like I failed in getting my message out about prevention through the weekly use of Grace’s NitFlix® Shampoo & Conditioning Treatment. “I could have done more or better,” is usually the feeling that emerges. Not that it boils down to me saving her life (which is a natural way to think coming from my life and death profession of perfusion) since parents’ choices are obviously their own responsibility. This comes from my own internal sense of responsibility to provide a service – whether it’s tending to a patient in ICU or on bypass in the OR, it all comes down to caring and preventing any nightmares, even if it’s “just lice” as many professional organizations have expressed ad nauseum.
Dedicated to A-way With Lice,