Re: Traumatized with Lyme Disease
As someone who seems to have a ridiculous amount of ticks in my yard (we have found them in our bed on more than one occasion) and what my husband calls "Justified Tick Paranoia," I constantly fear going up against what you're going through. But I know numerous people (too many) that have had Lyme Disease, and it can be so very dangerous and cause lasting health problems. One woman I know has permanent drooping on the side of her face and a man I know has lost a good deal of short-term memory capability. I know you are worried (as I would be) about the antibiotics and the transfer of the disease, but please know that if Infant Risk has given the okay you are doing the best you can for your nursing relationship. I had to take antibiotics while pregnant and I was very upset and had the same fears as you; then recently I had to take them again while nursing. But my doctors in both cases said the risk of danger to my health outweighed the minor risk that could be caused by the antibiotics. Your LO can't have a mommy with chronic compromised mobility or mental functioning, as that would be bad for her, as well. Soon you will be off the antibiotics and your milk will no longer feel compromised.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.