Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tough Road Ahead...

Sorry I've been out of the loop. I wish I could say it was good news, but it's not. My middle son was just diagnosed with chronic lyme disease. We don't know how long he's had it, but symptoms started getting really bad last summer and got progressively worse. We were clueless. He was bitten by ticks several times over the course of his life (we live in a tick-prone area and we do a lot of hiking). He never developed the telltale signs like a rash, so ...
Anyway, he has to be on a long course of different antibiotics, which will probably make him sicker. There are so many different symptoms that it's tough to know what you are dealing with. We only saw 3 or 4 doctors before we actually visited a lyme-literate doctor. (Some people actually go to 10 to 30 doctors before they are diagnosed.) Very scary disease so please keep him in your prayers.

I've attached a link to a video so you can find out more about this silent epidemic -- warning it's over an hour long and it's a little scary.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/268761

5 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I have 4 sons so know how bad I would feel. I'll keep him in my prayers!

Donna said...

I'm so sorry, Renee! I hate ticks, we have so many of them here. I hope that he is getting the best treatment and is responding to the meds. Praying for your son's total recovery.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

renee, i am so sorry to hear that. a friend of mine was diagnosed in about the 5th grade, and it was a long tough road, but he made it and did great!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Praying for your son!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm so sorry to read this sad news! You and your son will definitely be in my prayers!