After tons of blood work and a CT of the head, UMMC has ruled it as tick paralysis!”
“PLEASE, for the love of God, check your kids for ticks! It’s more common in children than it is adults! We are being admitted to the hospital for observation and we’re hoping her balance gets straightened out!
Prayers for this baby! Scary is an UNDERSTATEMENT!
She has been such a champ throughout this whole ordeal!”
Thankfully, Jessica rushed her little one to the doctor right away. Things could’ve ended much more for Kailyn if her mother would’ve let things run a little longer. Today, the sweet little girl is on the mend and walking again!
The need for urgency when a case like this pops up means that knowledge is key. If you live in a wooded area or like to spend time in the outdoors, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the facts of this frightening condition.
Important things to know about tick paralysis:
– Symptoms begin roughly 2-7 days after the bite:
– Leg numbness
– Muscle pain
– If left untreated, paralysis spreads from the legs to the arms and head within a few hours
– Can lead to tongue paralysis, breathing problems and death
Be sure to check your scalp, crevices and hairy areas carefully when coming inside this summer. A simple tick bite could cost you or your children the ultimate price!