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6-year-old may need to relearn how to walk, talk after tick bite leads to ICU, mom says

Campers stand at the edge of the water at sunset watching the stars come out, with the CanLyme logo floating in the foreground.

A bite from a tick left a 6-year-old Arkansas boy fighting for his life, his mother says, and he may not be the same when he wakes up. In late June, Aiden Debusk went on a short hike with his family, his mother, Laiken Debusk, told KTHV. She checked her kids for ticks when they got home, found and removed a couple of them, unaware that one had infected Aiden with a tick-borne illness.

“It was on maybe an hour!

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