ok, so my nephew is 10. he contracted lyme disease... unfortunately, he didn't have any of the normal symptoms(swollen knees, for example). it was not caught for a year... they figured it out and ran antibiotics straight to his heart. well, unfortunately here is the most recent word on his condition: the hypothesis that this has become an autoimmune disorder/damage in the autonomic nervous system of the brain (kind of the brain stem), sort of like MS, triggered by the Lyme in is Cerebral Fluid. It is so rare, there is no real research on this yet, but does fit his issues. lots of tests still being run... we are sparing no expense at finding the cure, all the specialists we can find/ are referred to are being contacted. the poor little guy was very active; ice hockey, soccer, baseball... now he can barely watch cartoons or have a conversation. no brain damage or anything... we know he's in there, but the physical discomfort keeps him from normal communication. he gets wild vertigo when he tries to think complex thoughts.... so, basically, we are all scared sh!tless right now. if anyone has any referrals they can give me, please pm me. for religious folks, please pray for him (any and all religions!).