Caleb has Lyme Disease

May 19, 2010


For those of you who have not heard, Caleb was diagnosed with Lyme Disease on Sunday. Don’t worry, he caught it early and is taking antibiotics. It should be knocked out within two weeks. However, it seems like the ticks are rampant this year! And the poison ivy too! We thought it was our lack of rural knowledge and fear of gross things that made us squeamish until we did some research and found this article published by the National Wildlife Federation.  Apparently climate change is causing the number of deer ticks to go up and poison ivy to become more toxic.  We’re learning this first hand!  Looks like we’re not just learning where our food comes from – but also the risks involved.