Sarah Phillips’ daughter, Emily, is awake and smiling now. It’s a big difference from a few days ago.
“I could barely keep her awake,” said Phillips. “She was falling asleep on me, I had to carry her everywhere, she was so lethargic, I have never seen anybody so tired.”
Earlier this month a tick burrowed into the back of her leg while she was out for a walk along the Seine River in Southdale, a well-developed neighbourhood in south Winnipeg.
Her mom found it two days later, pulled it out and threw it away. For two weeks she was a typical 4-year-old.
Then out of nowhere she got sick, and a rash developed where the tick was. It took six doctors to determine she had Lyme Disease.