Mother posts scary warning to parents about tick paralysis after young daughter can't walk
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A Oregon mother is warning other parents after some scary moments where her young daughter started to have trouble standing and walking.
In a viral video posted to her Facebook page on May 13, Amanda Lewis wrote that her daughter Evelyn started acting strange around bedtime and by morning she had a hard time standing and could barely walk or crawl.
After taking the girl to the emergency room, a doctor said it likely could be tick paralysis and started searching the girl's body.
Lewis said a tick eventually was found on her daughter's head hidden by her hair.
The video has been viewed more than 5 million times. Lewis wanted others to see it as a warning. She posted an update saying Evelyn is now back to her normal self.
"My husband and I are still in shock that this happened to our baby girl and I'm glad we were able to spread some awareness about this," Lewis wrote.