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Old 06-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #11
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I'm with you Adillo.
Lyme disease terrifies me living in the middle of nowhere. Middle kid had 2 ticks on him last night, we check 2x a day.
Hope all will be alright.

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Old 06-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #12
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Thank you all for your kind thoughts. At this point, we are hoping for Lyme, we can't bear the thought of MS. I have an IM open with my daughter all the time I am in the office and her sign off today was "I cana't even think of the other, not my son."

I am out of town Mon - Tue - Wed, but, I will be on the phone and IM with her as much as I can.

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Old 06-06-2008, 09:35 PM   #13
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I will be more than happy to add my prayers as well.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:54 PM   #14
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Definitely keep you in my prayers - all of you here for that matter...
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:22 AM   #15
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Happy to add my good wishes as well. Magic is the power of prayer!

As for iron, I can recommend something called Slow FE, which is a time release iron pill. It doesn't have an off taste, doesn't upset your stummy, and doesn't constipate like the cheap ones do. I also learned (the hard way) that iron is more readily absorbed if consumed with Vitamin C, so if she could take with OJ or even a chewable or other supplement, she might feel good enough to realize it helps!

Lymes disease can sometimes be diagnosed through a thorough eye exam. Any vision issues? Sometimes we scare ourselves silly and think the worst. I commend you for only allowing yourself to consider certain things at this point.

We are sincerely hoping for the best for your family. Hang in there. We pray you get some good news soon!
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:11 AM   #16
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I'm definitely keeping your grandson and the rest of your family in my prayers. I have known a few people over the years that got Bells Palsy and it is such an odd, freakish disorder. Thankfully, everyone I knew that had it recovered completely within a couple of months. Lyme disease is pretty scary too, considering what it can do at it's worst. But actually, the vast majority of children who get it make a complete recovery after a long course of antibiotics. Of course, it would scare me to death, too, if it were my child that might have it! And the other - well your daughter is right - it's unthinkable. Please let us know what is happening with him.

For your granddaughter, if she cannot/will not tolerate the iron pills (which can be very nauseating to some people), you might try getting her the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins w/ Iron that are made for younger children. It probably wouldn't be as much iron as in the pills they want her to take, but it would be a lot more than nothing, if she won't take the other ones. Anyway, the Flintstones taste good so maybe she would take them. Good luck with this, too.

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Old 06-07-2008, 02:36 AM   #17
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Jeez Lu eeze, of course you're in my prayers.
Fear of the unknow is the worst.
God bless you and yours.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:56 AM   #18
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Prayers and good thoughts have been sent for your Grandchildren and family.
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:13 AM   #19
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My prayers are definately with you and your family!!
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:55 AM   #20
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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers - It seems like Jimmie (Grandson) most likely had Lyme. They started the antibiotic in advance of the test results. Paule (my daughter0 tells me that the test is notoriously poor. Frequently, the results come back negative even if you have it.

Anyway, his symptoms have eased to an occasional headache. That was the day that he had his MRI and they injected dye. He was upset that no one at the mri told him anything. My always ready with a wise answer, told him that was because they were unable to find a brain.

Anyway, he seems on the mend - Thank You - AC
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