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#250839 - 09/03/12 09:47 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Oh my goodness. I hope that the doxy does a great job of knocking these things down.
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#250876 - 09/04/12 07:16 AM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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How is Mars doing?
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#250880 - 09/04/12 08:26 AM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Braverhund]
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Thanks for your concern, I really appreciate it.

Honestly, he's acting perfectly normal. He is alert, very active, good appetite, good stool. I am really not sure what to look for, but I am definitely looking.

I'll be in touch, you can be sure.

Mary Jane

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#250916 - 09/04/12 12:09 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Mary Jane]
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This is good news that he is fine. Hopefully you will get that baseline bloodtest to check innards, and with luck, this is an early early infection crossedfingers
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#250922 - 09/04/12 12:52 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
Hopefully you will get that baseline bloodtest to check innards:


When should we get the baseline bloodtest done? I was going to wait until we finished the Doxi.

Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
with luck, this is an early early infection crossedfingers


Thanks Lisa I am really hoping hard this is the case.

MJ

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#250923 - 09/04/12 01:12 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Mary Jane]
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Mary Jane - so glad that you caught this early. I'm sorry - it just stinks to have to deal with something like this... hugging
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#250926 - 09/04/12 01:18 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Mary Jane]
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Originally Posted By: Mary Jane
Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
Hopefully you will get that baseline bloodtest to check innards:


When should we get the baseline bloodtest done? I was going to wait until we finished the Doxi.

I would do them now, otherwise you have no idea if those platelets are low and clumping, or the condition of the rbcs, kidneys, or liver. I would run at least a cbc at completion of treatment, depends on what shows up with blood results now. Jakoda's masi is a good example - those elevated liver results from the AP, and had no other clue. You need some way to monitor this disease process over time, and the baseline blood panel is an important piece, particularly if you aren't running further diagnostics.

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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
with luck, this is an early early infection crossedfingers


Thanks Lisa I am really hoping hard this is the case.

crossedfingers crossedfingers crossedfingers
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#250927 - 09/04/12 01:23 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: MaxaLisa]
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It is worth stressing, that these are chronic diseases, not a regular bacterial infection that is done with once the abx are stopped. With luck, there aren't issues past treatment, but you want to get necessary info now, since some info will be unretrieveable once treatment is too far in.
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#251251 - 09/07/12 09:11 AM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: MaxaLisa]
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MJ, so glad you caught it early.

Elly had it, too. Tested (–) on snap test in December. In April, she suddenly vomited in the middle of the night (as Schnickle's Cuvee did), was lethargic and miserable with barely an appetite for the next two days and vomited again on second day. Took her in immediately and on snap test she tested (+) for Lyme. Vet gave me Doxy for three weeks. I had learned from Lisa and others here that that isn't enough and put her on it for six weeks. The Doxy kicked in fast, and no more symptoms since. I didn't get a baseline CBC, she was still my foster dog and the rescue organization has to be budget conscious, and the vet said it was unnecessary. Wish now I had gotten a baseline. She is very happy and healthy as of now, hope we clobbered it good enough. Hope the same for your beautiful Mars.
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#252426 - 09/16/12 06:40 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: shepnterrier]
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How is Mars doing? Was bloodwork ever run?
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