Video: Little Daughter Was Acting Strange. The Cause of Her Odd Behavior Made Her Rush Her Daughter to the Hospital!
One mom from Eastern Oregon in the US noticed that her little girl was acting strangely.
Amanda Lewis narrated the events which led to her daughter being sent to the emergency room.
According to Lewis, she noticed her daughter Evelyn refusing to stand up to wear her pajamas after she gave her a bath. Aside from that, Lewis explained that her little girl was also acting a bit fussy which is why she decided to sleep beside her that evening.
The next morning, they found Evelyn struggling to get up as if her legs were paralyzed. Lewis said:
She could barely walk, or crawl, and could hardly use her arms.
They recorded a video of Evelyn trying her best to get up. She sent it to some of her family members to see if they could help her determine what was going on with little Evelyn.
As the little one’s symptoms were getting worse by the minute, she and her husband took her to the emergency room.
This is what happened when they got to the hospital:
We got into a room quickly, thank God, and were seen almost right away. The doctor talked to us for a minute and said over the past 15 years he had seen about 7 or 8 children her age with identical symptoms and more than likely she had a tick. They looked her over, combed through her hair really well and sure enough found a tick hiding in her hair.
This condition is called tick paralysis. It can affect dogs also and can be fatal. I’m glad we took her in when we did and that it wasn’t something worse and that we found it before it got worse.
The ticks are out like crazy right now in this area so if your children or dogs start acting a little off, check them thoroughly for ticks!
I feel awful for not having seen the little bugger sooner but I never would have even thought to look for a tick. It’s crazy that a little bug can do this!
We’re still in the ER. Now that the tick has been removed, Evelyn should start feeling like herself in a couple of hours. She’s enjoying popsicles and watching cartoons
They want to monitor her for a little longer then we can go home
It turns out that a simple tick caused Evelyn’s temporary paralysis which could have been a lot worse if left untreated. Lewis also explained what tick paralysis is for those who are unaware of the illness:
“Tick paralysis results from injection of a toxin from tick salivary glands during a blood meal. The toxin causes symptoms within 2–7 days, beginning with weakness in both legs that progresses to paralysis. The paralysis ascends to the trunk, arms, and head within hours and may lead to respiratory failure and death. The disease can present as acute ataxia without muscle weakness”