Hey Gretchen---so good to hear that you and Alyssa are doing better! But what a bummer about your hubby. My mom thinks my dad has Lyme too, it just hasn't made his health go downhill yet. He's still a "healthy lymie". Does Alyssa have a FB? I know you do cause i've already "friended" you. And Gracie's Mom's right about you having some uncanny lyme radar gift.
Dan's Mother---Oh, i'm so sorry to hear about Dan having a relapse! Sounds like he's one tough cookie, though, like Gracie, when it comes to dealing with seizures and such. Oh, the dreaded ER. about once a year for the past couple years i've had to go to the ER for severe stomach/intestinal pain. Everytime, the docs do all the normal tests and such and never find anything out of the ordinary. My blood work, urine, everything comes back negative for ecoli, salmonalla, etc. Yet I'm in severe pain. So they just shuffle me away, label it "gastroenteritis" and send me home w/pain meds.
Tell Dan he's not alone when it comes to boring diets. My diet: no gluten, no wheat, no refined sugar, no dairy, no eggs, no soy. Talk about having no variety of food. But, if his gluten intolerance continues, email me and i can tell you about foods and some fabulous cookies that taste great that are free of all the things listed above.
Glad your new doc is giving you hope.
If there is a Lymeapalooza III this spring, I really, really want to go. So much so I think i'll start "sweet talkin" my mom now, so that by the time spring comes around, she might be up to the idea of flying over there.