Oh, the poor tick! On a serious plane, you have to keep an eye on those, and make sure the doc gives a good dose of antibiotics. In the early stages, the Lyme microbe is loose in the blood, it can be killed off by antibiotics. But give it time and it gets into the connective tissues, where circulation (and thus antibiotic effects) are poor. At that point, it can be impossible to cure. And what it can do to you is an endless list.