11-01-2015, 11:40 AM
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Dog with Lyme Disease not getting better
I hope someone can help me. My dog who is approx. 13 years old started feeling sick about a month or so ago. He was just laying around not doing much when he is usually full of energy. He tested positive for the rapid lyme disease test and was put on antibiotics (doxycycline) and temaril-p. He also gave him a shot of dexamethasone , after he was done with the antibiotic, I took him back to the vet who had bloodwork sent away and that test came back high for lyme. The vet said it was supposed to be 30 and it was 122. Now he is on amoxicillen. But he is not getting any better. He is just laying around, barely gets up. Shakes when he is resting. Can't walk up the stairs. And now the area around one of his eyes has a bald spot. Poor appetite. Although when he was on the Temaril -p, he was eating a lot more than usual but he isn't on that anymore. My dog is usually full of life and I feel like he is dying in front of my eyes. I don't know what to do. I've already spent over $1000 dollars that I can't afford in vet visits with xrays and bloodwork. The xrays showed a collapsed trachea and a slightly enlarged heart. Also , on his blood work, even though the vet said it all came back fine,I asked for a copy and according to it.. he has low lymphocytes and a high platelet count. He also had a blood chemistry test but that didn't show anything other than slightly high AST(SGOT) , slightly high ALK Phosphatase, and slightly low Calcium. Could this all be from the lymes disease or could something else be going on?