Friday, August 27, 2010

Vet and Chiro for Ike

Last night Ike had his vet appointment and an emergency chiropractor appointment. The techs drew blood for the 4DX Snap test and some extra for a C6 and the RMSF text. Ike tested negative for ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis. He tested positive for Lyme which I expected given his titer was over 100 in July (down from 256 [they suggest treating if it is > 30]). I really pushed them to test for RMSF as well since I knew he would automatically test positive for Lyme.

The vet felt that he was stiff in his right rear hind leg (in additional to the left foreleg) and gave him two days of Deramaxx to help him get over the hump until the doxy is thoroughly in his system.

After the vet we went to visit the chiropractor. Amazingly he had not lost his pelvis. Due to the fact that he was not putting weight on his left foreleg his back and front were a bit out. Once Cheryl adjusted him he moved so much better and became much more bright eyed.

He still has a slight, but noticeable, limp in the front leg, but I hope with the Doxy and Deramaxx that will be gone by the end of today.

We will see the chiropractor again on Saturday and should have our test results by Monday. I am curious what the results will be. Our vet said that she personally feels there are additional TBDs that the scientific community just has not quantified yet.

Thank you for keeping Ike in your thoughts. I appreciate it!!


Sara said...

More TBD's? Oh that is bad, bad news. I found a tick on my arm yesterday. Luckily, it hadn't gotten hungry enough yet to bite.

I hope Ike continues to improve.

Taryn said...

Glad to hear he is improving!

Kathy said...

Like sara said MORE tbd's, yikes. That is amazing Ikes pelvis was not out too, but isnt it amazing how much better then seem to feel after the chiro?