Fortunately for Kailyn, she made a quick recovery and is now something of a social media star, Jessica's post having gotten tens of thousands of Facebook reactions and shares.
It was unclear where or when she thought her daughter had acquired the tick, or how long it had been on her body. Following a CT scan and blood tests, doctors diagnosed Kailyn with tick paralysis. She included two photos in her post, which were the tick in Kailyn's head and the removed tick in a plastic bag.
Griffin followed up with a photo of her daughter walking out of the hospital later that evening.
After medical examination it became clear that this paralysis ticks.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a toxin in a tick's saliva is thought to cause tick paralysis and it can present like a neurological disorder. Griffin urged in her Facebook post.
It is advised that the people should immediately seek medical assistance in case of a tick bite causing flu like condition or infection. Scary is a UNDERSTATEMENT!
Women and children are most at risk. Ticks are most active from April through September, The Washington Post has reported. Paralysis sets in slowly, starting in the legs and spreading into upper body, stopping your breathing if left unchecked.
Symptoms do not start right away, but typically start to appear after the tick has been feeding on the person or animal for four to seven days. It can manifest as fatigue, numbness and an increasing inability to move, according to the foundation.
The paralysis is more common in animals, which are unable to check themselves for the ticks.
"I went to brush her hair to put it in a ponytail and noticed she could barely talk and when I pulled her hair back that's when I seen [sic] the tick". "We are being admitted to the hospital for observation and we're hoping her balance gets straightened out!" she wrote.
A 5-year-old girl faced a crisis just as she was getting ready to go to daycare. Symptoms usually improve with 24 hours, according to the CDC, after the tick has been completely removed.
"Look who is walking out of the hospital!"