Oh my, goshawk. I could have written your post!!! I so feel your pain!
My Kid#1 came home with some ticks after going to a park with a friend. He never even told me and had laughed it off. When I found out, I was just stunned. I told him he can't go back to that high tick area and to find something else to do (good grief, plenty of other options). And he was irritated with me and felt like I was overreacting. He will also go through a non-path without thinking about the risks (when the path is right there too). He doesn't get it. And yet - he was terribly sick for many years, so I don't get it how he doesn't get it!?!?!?
My husband wants to take the kids into the woods, which of course I say no to. It's not necessary and not worth the risk to the kids given everything they've gone through. I do 99% of the medical care for the kids, as my husband has been checked out for years. It's just beyond frustrating to me how my own family doesn't get it. I understand the balance of not living in fear, but I also highly respect prevention given our situation.
It's extremely important to me to prevent a bite to prevent worsening or relapse. But my family doesn't understand it at all. I don't understand how they don't get it! But again, I do all of the medical care (as my husband has checked out). I can't imagine throwing all of our progress away for a walk in the park or woods! I know some may disagree with me, and I understand that. But to me at this point with their issues, it is not worth the risk!
I'm so tired.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.