GERMANTOWN, TN- (WMC-TV) - It is a tiny pest with a big bite that can do major damage. One Germantown family said it only took one infected tick to change their entire lifestyle – something they have been dealing with for the past seven years.
Kelly and Lee Nanney's children were both bitten by an infected seed tick.
The family's home kitchen is covered in medical supplies, prescription bottles, and more as their 22-year-old son, Wilson, and 19-year-old daughter, Shelby suffer from Lyme disease.
"Every day is just a struggle, especially with the fatigue. I mean, it takes a lot of energy to just get up and shower," said Wilson who was bitten by a tick about the size of a period at the end of a sentence.
Symptoms first surfaced after a bad case of the flu. A rash and a fever occurred, and then it got much worse.