3 year old and Lymes Disease

3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:14 am

Well I had to go to Pittsburgh today to take my daughter to childrens hospital, She was bitten by a tic in the begining of November. I found it on her back when I went to give her a bath, called my parents and they rushed over. I got her dressed and went to an Urgent care facility to have it removed. They sent it off to be tested it came back positive and they ordered a Blood test (Lymes Pannel) it came back positve, they treated with antibiotics and retested a few weeks ago. Where I live the only Infectious Disease Physician only saw adult paitents. So last thursday I got the call to be at childrens hospital in Pgh for today. They explained Because of my fast response, and the Dr treating it ASAP, she dose not have the disease, but she has the antibodies. and the antibodies may stay in her system for years. My mother and I were confused about what he said, but after I explained to him that it came down to, that we did not understand. LOL, but all is well with my little girl, and I am thankful, She will be 3 on Feb 11th. So she will have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! If you get bit dont fool around go get checked out. From what I have read on the net and heard from the doctors, time is the enemy. Thank You to all that took the time to read,

DON
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only a day from what I can figure, it was on her mid back
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:47 am

The Cape is tick central...
You get used to checking...
Some funkie rabbit and mouse transmitted stuff too...

http://www.lyme.org/front.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

http://www.stopgerms.org/documents/tick.html?gclid=CM7kw_HSxK0CFaIRNAod20Ae_w
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:51 am

thank you for posting the links
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:53 am

So glad to hear shes fine. God bless.

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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:55 am

Thank you it was a big relief to hear it from the doc also, its just me an her against everything
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:00 am

I was born with a cleft lip and pallet and nasal fiscula. I frequented Childrens hospital in Pgh for 5 major operations first one was when I was 3 days old, that was in 1984, I was lucky to be born into the time I was when they were figuring out how to take care of that. I have a pic of me in the topic "for us truckers" I just dont want her to have experiances with testing and all the rigamarole that goes along with having problems at young age like what I had to go through.
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:15 am

I hear you, my youngest really gave us a scare she arrived 3 months early due to a tear caused by the recent older one (irish twins) ;) . She was 2lbs and tiny and looked very rough, I spent every night at the hospital for 3 months. I would have taken her place if i could have. Shes good now all caught up.
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:51 am

that is very good to hear
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: PJT On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:32 am

Glad to hear she dodged a bullet. Youre to be commended for your quick action. You should get a book called COPING WITH LYME DISEASE. Lots of good info good to have just in case. Ive had Lyme for about 40 years. Not fun.
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:59 am

I'm so glad you got on things early & all is well. Lymes is a scary thing.
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:51 am

Glad to hear you caught it early & all is well lump, as you know our area is well known for deer ticks that are major carriers. I've had to take a few off of my dogs, have to check them out all the time as well.
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:49 am

thank you all, and yes they said that this year they have had alot of cases of it around here
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:54 am

Glad that your little one is going to be just fine, good job getting on it quick and avoiding possible complications...
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:00 am

Good catch, glad she is going to be OK.

Just curious...that looks like a "regular" wood tick to me, i thought lymes was only transmitted by those tiny deer ticks? I had a couple regular ticks that bit me and looked like that this past summer, but I didn't bother with the lymes test since they weren't deer ticks. Those deer ticks are tiny little buggers. The only way I can see them is if they are moving or if they already bit me and the red spot shows up.
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Re: 3 year old and Lymes Disease

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:09 am

No it was a deer tic, my phone dont take clear enough pictures to show
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