HALIFAX –After Shannon Shields and her family went camping this summer, 10-year-old Karley began to display some alarming symptoms.
"She got some swollen lymph nodes, a sore jaw and some headaches that she was complaining about," said Shields, who contacted their family doctor and was prescribed Advil.
"She had dry heaving. She was really tired and was tired for the month prior."
Following a trip to the IWK, Karley was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Her mother was told a suspected tick bite was the likely cause.
"Just as we caught it, she was also developing Bell's Palsy, which was on the left side of her face," said Shields.
The condition can cause one side of the face to droop.
It would traumatizing for any person, but especially a 10-year-old.
"I was just confused," said Karley. "Why does my smile looks like this now?"
The Shields family was told Lyme …