Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lyme Disease has hit!

Our daughter, Sydney, complained of a headache for several days last week. She NEVER complains of having a headache. Then on Friday she woke up with a stiff and sore neck. I took her to the doctor who then tested her for strep throat. The test came back negative. Our final step was to take her to have blood drawn.

We were informed yesterday that she has Lyme Disease -- all this before going on vacation!! Lyme Disease is almost like a common cold where we live, but I thought that perhaps we could avoid this terrible illness while living here. So she will be on a 28 day course of Ceftin. It's all we can do to get her to choke this medicine down. She really, REALLY hates it but has trouble swallowing pills.

Our younger son, Luke, had Ehrlichiosis in November this past year and was also treated for Lyme -- just in case. So it seems that we will have first hand experience with what ticks can do!!

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