mother diagnoses daughter on internet after doctors fail it. Everyone on the internet already knows that I basically do not trust doctors at all (sry to any MDs on my flist but all you guys are is butchers with better maps) but also I have an irrational secret fear of getting lyme disease. We have a huge yard on top of a mountain surrounded by empty lots of tall grass so it's pretty valid to be concerned about ticks. I generally pull a couple off the cats every few days and I am pretty paranoid about the children wearing all long clothing tucked in every time they venture beyond the rock path. However I just have always thought it would be spectacularly hilarious if I contracted lyme on top of all my other physical ailments. What are some other tips for avoiding lyme disease dear internet?