Chapter 10: Diane and Nathan’s Story Begin
Welcome to Chapter 10 of the Blog Series Journeys to Health!
Diane and Nathan’s health stories began back in 2016. Diane was desperately seeking help for her son – who at that point
was unable to speak and could barely walk. They were two years through Nathan’s lyme journey and losing all hope.
I’m guessing he was the worst case you’ve taken on and he came in, he sat in the chair with his head
hung low. He could barely communicate all the different bacteria’s that he had gotten from the tick.
It had taken over his mind and his body. I remember your brother saying, ‘Nan, you really have no
business taking this one on,’cause it was that severe. And you said ‘who else was gonna help them?’
Upon noticing a rash on her son while in the pool, she quickly examined the rest of his body and found a handful of bullseye circles.
Diane took Nathan to the doctors where the blood work confirmed Lyme’s Disease right off the bat. The typical course of treatment
for Lyme’s Disease is three weeks of antibiotics. Little did Diane and Nathan know that all hell was about to break loose afterwards.
Nathan woke Diane and her husband up in the middle of the night screaming and crying. He felt like something was eating his brain.
After being rushed to the children’s hospital, they performed a series of tests and confirmed it was still due to Lyme. In return,
his doctor prescribed him to try three more weeks of doxycycline. There began the back and forth journey with doctors, hospitals
and more CT scans. It was like they were playing the whack-a-mole game when it came to his symptoms. However, one thing stayed
the same – he was in an unbelievable amount of pain.