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Father: Shen won’t give son meds

Lyme treatment rejected by nurse

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A Clifton Park man whose son has Lyme disease says the school nurse won’t administer the boy’s prescribed treatment because it’s an alternative medicine. Now Wayne Van Patten is making a daily noontime trip to Koda Middle School to give his son, Sunny, an oral treatment that the 13-year-old gets four times a day for Lyme disease, a deer tick-borne infection usually identifiable by a bull’s-eye rash. Without a dose administered at school, Van Patten ...

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