Thursday, August 9, 2007

Lyme Disease

For those of you who go outside (all of us do), even just going from the car to the house.

Please check for ticks as soon as you get inside. Check all over, even hidden places (scalp) and especially warm places (underarms, etc). If you live in wooded or grassy areas, you probably have more chances of picking them up than those in sandy areas.

Some ticks are so small you can barely even see them. Two of my 4 kids have been diagnosed within the last 2 weeks. It’s not pleasant and it’s extremely hard to watch your kids just not feel good at all.

My baby has the bullseye rash. Click for pics (warning...some are graphic and show bottoms) Lyme Disease Rash.

Thankfully, so far, the pediatrician does not think they have Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever, but they are monitoring the kids closely.


Anonymous said...

Oooh, Cherylann!! Praying for your baby!!

Cherylann said...

Thanks so much. Hopefully the meds will kick it right out of Brea & Rory.~Cherylann