Parents Discover Their 3-Year-Old Can’t Stand, Only To Realize In The Hospital That She’s Been Paralyzed By A Tick Parents Discover Their 3-Year-Old Can’t Stand, Only To Realize In The Hospital That She’s Been Paralyzed By A Tick
Lantz and Amanda Lewis of La Grande, Oregon, were putting their 3-year-old daughter Evelyn to bed one night when they realized she was being... Parents Discover Their 3-Year-Old Can’t Stand, Only To Realize In The Hospital That She’s Been Paralyzed By A Tick

Lantz and Amanda Lewis of La Grande, Oregon, were putting their 3-year-old daughter Evelyn to bed one night when they realized she was being unusually cranky.

Assuming she was just having a rough toddler moment, they put her to sleep and carried on with their evening. When Evelyn woke up in the morning, she couldn’t walk.

Even just taking a few steps seemed impossible for the little girl, and she kept falling as she tried to move across her room. Her dad tried to support her and help her walk, but it didn’t work.

Amanda and Lantz rushed Evelyn to the emergency room, terrified that something was seriously wrong with their baby.

Dr. John Page, an emergency medicine doctor at the hospital in La Grande, was as stumped as Evelyn’s parents: what could make a perfectly healthy 3-year-old become paralyzed overnight?

Then he decided to check Evelyn’s scalp, where he found a tick burrowed in her skin.

He realized that the 3-year-old was suffering from tick-bite paralysis, which occurs when a tick releases a neurotoxin into the skin.

Dr. Page removed the tick, and Evelyn began returning to normal almost immediately.

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  • Joy

    2017-05-28 #1 Author

    Wow this is scary

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  • Kobie

    2017-05-28 #2 Author

    That was amazing how fast the parents reacted and found out before it was to late

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  • Olivia

    2017-05-28 #3 Author

    Wow This is Crazy . Im Glad She is Okay

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  • Maiya Green

    2017-05-28 #4 Author

    How did he remove the tick? I would hate for something like that to happen to Jaila, I guess that’s why you have to just be extra cautious these days.

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  • Justina twitty

    2017-05-28 #5 Author

    Very informative, but very sad.

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  • Zaria west

    2017-05-28 #6 Author

    😞Omg im praying that she will be okay

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  • Deyshar Narcis

    2017-05-28 #7 Author

    Never knew ticks paralyzes but God is God he can heal her

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  • Jamesha

    2017-05-28 #8 Author

    Omg that is so.sad I am praying for her .

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  • Dbreka

    2017-05-28 #9 Author

    Awwwe God Bless her soul !!!!!! By his stripes she’s healed!!! It’s already done !!!! 😍😊🙌🏽

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  • Kim

    2017-05-28 #10 Author

    I didn’t know a tick could cause so much damage. I am glad they were able to find out the issue and get it resolved.

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  • Mia Matthews

    2017-05-28 #11 Author

    That’s ashame that something little as a tick can harm a baby we have to be careful with our kids life is so precious and can be taken away in the blink of an eye

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  • J

    2017-05-28 #12 Author

    Parents please check your children after playing outside

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  • Khaliah

    2017-05-28 #13 Author

    WOW glad they found it when they did that had to be painful for that little girl.

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  • Jalyssa

    2017-05-28 #14 Author

    Parents please be as cautious to your child’s surroundings as you can. If they go outside cover them in bug spray and keep their bed linens cleans as possible!

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  • Keisha Ricks

    2017-05-28 #15 Author

    That’s why I always check my daughter after she plays outside.. have to be more careful

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  • nakata

    2017-05-28 #16 Author

    awwe shes soo pretty praying for her recovery

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  • Niah

    2017-05-29 #17 Author

    Awwww omg 😔😔 she’s so pretty

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  • Jasmine

    2017-05-29 #18 Author

    Wow that’s crazy u never would have thought

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  • Angel

    2017-05-29 #19 Author

    This is so scary 🙁

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  • Martecia

    2017-05-30 #20 Author

    Omg this is soo scary, Glad she is okay. ❤️

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  • Erionna

    2017-05-30 #21 Author

    smh 😳🤐 terrifying, luckily they were able to fix the situation before it got any worse…

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  • Catrina Wilson

    2017-05-30 #22 Author

    OMG…… Praying for you baby girl

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