Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

In a post on Facebook, Griffen, of Grenada, Mississippi, said her daughter "couldn't walk".

The mother said she noticed the tick when she went to brush Kailyn's hair and shared a photo of the red mark on her scalp to Facebook.

We had a bit of a scare this morning!

Five-year-old Kailyn Kirk, who suddenly lost the ability to walk and talk last week due to a tick bite. After tons of blood work and a CT of the head UMMC has ruled it as tick paralysis!

"PLEASE for the love of god check your kids for ticks!" she posted, in part. "We are being admitted to the hospital for observation and we're hoping her balance gets straightened out!" Scary is a UNDERSTATEMENT! "She has been such a champ throughout this whole ordeal".

Jessica Griffin, from MS in the USA, said she did not realise anything was wrong with Kailyn until the little girl woke up last Wednesday morning.

The condition is thought to be caused by a toxin found in tick saliva, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which says symptoms usually subside about 24 hours after removing the tick.

The post, which received over 107,000 reactions and 414,000 shares, was followed by a photo of Kailyn walking out of the hospital with "Get Well" balloons.

"Everything is completely back to normal", Griffin wrote in the follow-up post.

Her original post racked up more than 103,000 reactions and almost 400,000 shares on Facebook as of early Monday.

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