April 22nd, 2010

This is an update to the hike we did yesterday.
I woke up Tuesday morning with a small spot on my chest. After pulling and pinching at it I finally got it off. I looked at my fingers to see what it was that was stuck to me, and that's when I saw the legs!
It was a tick!

I kept it intact and put it in a ziplock bag and headed to the Dr. to see what he had to say (after cunsulting Dr. Goolge).
So the word I got from him was that the ticks in this region are not likely to carry Lyme disease (phew!), so keep an eye on the mark to see if it rashes up and grows. If it does, then come back for some antibiotics and we'll test it.
Good news, we are three days on now and it doesn't seem to be changing at all.