Imagine being a parent and walking into your 3-year-old child’s room only to find him unable to move. This is what happened to parents Dillon and Stephanie, who were horrified to find that their 3-year-old son Collin was paralyzed.
“My husband and I decided to have him transferred to a children’s hospital in Memphis,” Stephanie said. Collin was transferred to a different hospital, where doctors told them that if they had waited 30 more minutes, Collin would have gone into cardiac arrest. Doctors at the children’s hospital were finally able to tell Collin’s parents what the problem was. Their son had a tick.
The tick was behind Collin’s ear. Once the doctors removed it, Collin was able to move again.