I have been so unbelievably lucky with Lincoln’s health. He has really never been sick, with the exception of a few minor colds.
Two weeks ago, I found a tick behind Lincoln’s left ear. It had bitten him, and was the ugly deer tick that carries Lyme disease. Jared pulled the tick out of Lincoln, and we put it in a bottle in case the pedi wanted it for testing. I’m not going to lie. I freaked out. Jared was calm, but this Momma was freaking out!!!
I called Lincoln’s pediatrician the next morning. They asked me a series of questions, and told me we basically had to wait. I was told Lyme disease won’t show up in blood work until 14 days after the tick bite.
Last Friday, one week after the bite, Lincoln woke up with a 103.2 fever. Again, I panicked. My sweet boy has never had a fever this high. I called the pedi. Again I was told it was best to not bring him in for blood work, because it was still too early, and there was really no point in putting him through that. The pedi told me it most likely wasn’t Lyme disease, and just a virus.
The pedi called me back later that evening and said that everything they tested hi m for came back normal, however the Lyme results won’t be in until early next week. In the meantime, we just keep doing what we’ve been doing.
Lincoln is doing much better today. His temp is only 99.5, but he’s still not 100% himself. Being a Mommy is pretty darn scary! I just want to know what’s going on with my baby 🙁