Tuesday, July 27, 2010
7/27/10 Lyme Disease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I KNEWWWWWWWWWWWWW there was something more going on with him than just his ADHD!! I KNEW IT!!! A few days ago my son came to me and said, " Mom, my smile changed." So I took a closer look and sure enough he couldn't move the right side of his face. We went to the Dr. and it's Bell's Palsy. They said it's really rare in children so they did a lyme disease test. It came back positive! And they believe he has had it for quite some time now since it has effected his nerves. After doing some research I found out that lyme disease when left untreated can cause a number of neurological changes.... all very similar to those of ADHD. FINALLY AN ANSWER!!!! He will be starting a long course of antibiotics and I will keep you posted on any changes in his behavior. Please, if you notice serious changes in your childs behavior don't hesitate to talk to your dr. about the possibilty of it being lyme. My son never got a rash or anything!!
Posted by Sammie Clemmer at 8:32 AM