Thank you! I appreciate everything you said, and that you took time to reply, what comfort! Yes, I am overwhelmed. I’m blessed that I get glimpses of normalcy, lol. It’s so hard bc I am doing this all alone. My little ones don’t understand why Mommy keeps telling them “No, don’t touch” for every little thing, or go wash your hands constantly, or why they can’t have their toys. Why they have to get up extra early so they can shower instead of getting clean at night. They haven’t been to swim class. I get that they just want to be kids, roll around on the floor, kick their feet up, play on the piano, hang out with their grandparents, friends, cousins, eat goodies from time to time. You summed up the my frustration with the whole battle in my mind/never going to win. I am an optimist and very spiritual, and that’s where the glimpses of normalcy come from, and taking things day by day. I get overwhelmed, though, as people don’t want to take things seriously, and so I have to take up the slack for them. My older kids help, but they’re kids. One of them just wants things to be normal, so I clean up after her more than her brother. My parents…not sure if they are treating…I’ve got DE, GSE, clove oil (need the tablets), papaya, probiotics, ACV (in tablet & liquid form). I cook healthy meals. I’ve made my own cleaner…clove oil, vinegar, peroxide. I’m on a verrrrrry tight budget, so these things add up for 7 people. BUT… They don’t take advantage of it. Gratefully, my kids are on it like clockwork. My folks…I never see them in the laundry room or changing their sheets daily/every couple of days (maybe they do, I just don’t know)…they aren’t dirty at all. But this is a different type of bug. We hardly ever get sick, either…but one of my daughters had a vaginal adhesion, for which she had surgery for at only 3! When I learned that they can be caused by pinworms…well, let’s just say that I was so hurt for her. It hurts bc she’s been in so much pain for at least one &1/2 years. Once I noticed her sister waking up during the night to scratch her bottom and complain of the same vaginal pain, I put two and two together. I can’t stand the idea of my folks not being on board bc they didn’t “see” any worms, bc my child has been under the knife, and in pain “down there” for quite some time. They’ve seen her scream in agony. I’m doing the cleaning…I don’t see how they can bear to have a repeat of any of this. I do agree that our bodies need treatment…I was thinking that myself. I just hope I can keep diligent for that long. My only worry about leaving it to the body is the spread of the eggs and re-ingesting them (and never breaking the cycle). I am in a situation where I’m (gratefully) living with my parents for now (divorce) and they don’t really care about organic, supplements, etc. They want what they’re used to, even though, imo, what they eat feeds illness (white bread, white sugar, heavy meat). Don’t get me wrong…they are good people, I love them so much…they are dealing with this too, but they aren’t big on change (diet, lifestyle…except for my family taking over their home, poor ppl, lol), which adds to my list, as I try to keep my kids’ hands off of their more attractive, but less healthy food, especially now. I pray you aren’t going to have to go through this…if you do…you have my prayers and encouragement also. You seem to have a great attitude about it, which will go a long way down this long road! Thanks again for your encouragement! Such acts of kindness go a long way to help people like me to have a breath of fresh air and hope! Thanks so much!