"Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that." Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, June 24, 2013
My brother is in the hospital with tularemia from a tick, 3rd day on a cocktail of meds, really sick. He went out and trimmed the rose of sharon bush, in an open mowed sunny yard, next day found a tick on his back. High fever that will not go down, fierce headache that morphine will not ease, achs, so weak he cannot set up or stand or walk on his own, won't eat, depth perception is so bad he can't find a cup on the tray in front of himself, white blood count and platelet down, liver function OK but not perfect.
If you find a tick and it's attached, save it in a baggy, get to a doctor. Tick diseases are skyrocketing, tick populations are exploding. Without treatement they kill sometimes,recovery for some tick bits can be weeks.
Doctor said there are a number of people in hospital for this, warm winters he said is one of the problems.