#79: Lyme Ninja - Kay Ehlers - Has Lyme Disease and Her Son Has PANDAS. Coincidence?
Kay Ehlers is a stay at home mom whose oldest son’s behavior changed dramatically when he was four. OCD behavior, speech impairments, and aggressive behavior sent her online in an effort to figure out what was wrong with her son. Much research and a trip to a specialist in Chicago later, she suspected her son had PANDAS which is a pediatric strep infection that includes severe neurological symptoms. He was put on a trial period of antibiotics, on which he improved rapidly.
At the same time her son was visiting the doctor, she tested positive for Lyme disease. She believes Lyme disease is also a factor in her son’s illness. As of now both she and her son are on antibiotics to combat their infections.