MAY 16, 2017 — In honour of Mother's Day yesterday, we would like to dedicate this post to Lyme Moms.
Life for Lyme Moms is a bit different than most moms. Today, we wish Lyme Moms and their children a seizure-free, anxiety-free, pain-free and mobile day for your kids - a day where they might be able to go outside and feel the sun on their face and hear the spring birds singing. We know that's what all Lyme moms want for Mother's Day and every day.
My friend wrote this about Lyme Moms, and I hope she won't mind me sharing:
"Lyme moms help with physio exercises many times a day, help with school work, help them bathe, help them take medications, help them dress, drive them to countless appointments, wipe their tears, cancel their sports practices, pray with them, encourage them, lie beside them when they shake from the pain, make silly faces at them during blood work, hold their hands while they go through countless medical procedures, have umpteen conversations with their child’s teacher, and often make multiple trips to the school on days they can push through only a couple hours of school."
Lyme moms are fierce Lyme Warriors, fighting every day, in every way they can, for a better future for their own kids, and all kids - a future free of Chronic Lyme Disease. A future where all our doctors are up to speed and treat and cure their patients with Lyme with prompt treatment & compassion; a future with a very accurate test, and the latest comprehensive treatments. Most of all, a future where the Canadian health system welcomes, comforts and supports those with Lyme & Co-Infections.
We would also like to share our recent live radio interview with Bill Kelly of AM900 CHML in Hamilton. We had a good discussion of the risks to pregnant women who are infected with Lyme disease. If they are untreated, research suggests they can pass this infection onto their unborn children with very serious potential consequences. Some of the scientific articles documenting transplacental transmission of Lyme from mother to child are listed below.
Go to the link below; use the drop down menu to select "May 11th" and "11:00am", the interview starts at 8 minutes in:
It will only be up on CHML website until May 21st.
We are two mothers, both with children suspected of congenital infection of Lyme disease during our pregnancies. In this beautiful weather, enjoy your families and the outdoors, but be safe. Please, educate yourself at www.canlyme.com and www.ilads.org about prevention, risks, proper tick checks and removal and signs and symptoms of Lyme & Co-Infections so you can keep you and your family safe.
Thank you Bill Kelly & CHML AM900 Hamilton for raising awareness of this important topic! And thank you www.Canlyme.com for all you have done to educate and advocate for Lyme Disease in Canada.
Happy Mothers Day to the strongest mothers I know.