Dad gives update on Tahlia's treatment for Lyme disease

LYME TREATMENT: Tahlia Smith is in Germany undergoing treatment for the debilitating Lyme disease.
LYME TREATMENT: Tahlia Smith is in Germany undergoing treatment for the debilitating Lyme disease.

Raworth Lyme disease ­sufferer Tahlia Smith is now almost a week into her treatment in Germany with her father posting regular updates on social media.

Her father Brett Smith is by her side in Munich supporting his 21 year old daughter.

Following Ms Smith’s second round of apheresis, or blood filtration, on November 13, Mr Smith confirmed online that the condition of her blood had improved.

“Apheresis went well and [her blood] showed traces of pesticides and toxins and a lot of inflammation,” he posted.

“The difference in Tahlia’s blood from before and after was amazing.  A lot clearer and clean.”

Despite the apparent improvement, Ms Smith was left fatigued and in pain.

Mr Smith said he had been advised that it would take a few days for his daughter to recover.

“Poor kid [is] doing it a bit tough at the moment,” he said.

“So the next two days will be much needed rest days for Tahls.”

The Australian government refuses to fund treatment for Lyme disease with some doctors disputing its existence in this country. Ms Smith raised $100,000 to receive her treatment in Germany.

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