We spent the entire day at the children’s emergency department at the Karolinska hospital. It seems that Ingrid has contracted Lyme disease. Currently the main and only symptom is one-sided facial palsy, which is what you can see in the photo. Here she is trying to squeeze both eyes shut, and obviously only one half of her face is obeying her.

If you look carefully at yesterday’s photo you can already see the symptoms beginning to appear – which is why we went to the hospital.

The day consisted of endless hours of waiting; repeated application of anaesthetic cream on various parts of Ingrid; the leaking of that cream from the adhesive plasters it was covered with; repeated ripping off and reapplying of the plasters – and then a lumbar puncture as the grand finale, repeated twice before it succeeded. Ingrid emphatically said this was the worst day in her life.