Despite being on years and years of abx, Kid#1 still tested positive for lyme bacteria in his blood via Advanced Labs test (they even take a picture of the spirochete and include in the lab report). It was then (plus not getting better on abx) where I started to really lose my trust in abx for this disease [for him!].
FWIW - now that he's been well for over a year, I would love to have him retested simply for analytical reasons. Unfortunately, with others in my family still in treatment (and money continually being drained), I can't afford such. But it would be definitely interesting to retest him now that he's been well!
This whole journey has been a real eye-opener for me personally.
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.