Monday, November 4, 2013

Ike Rallies!

We've been watching Ike's health carefully. When last we had Ike at the vet's, he'd been losing weight, his pulse was 40 beats/minute and his red blood cells indicated that he might have leukemia. We were filled with worry, but there were still so many unanswered  questions. Last week he had a recheck.

Among other things, the vet has put him on antibiotics just in case the cause of his anemia and other issues was something undiscovered, such as a tick-borne illness that wasn't tested.  
The good news is that he is responding.
His heart rate is up to 80- 90!
He's gained 3 lbs!

And his read blood count is close to normal!

The vet now believes it could be Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  We'll continue to monitor him. But for now, he's doing well and things look good!
Way to Go, Ike!

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  1. We haven't heard of Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever in years. OMD the news is so good. Keep it up Ike.

  2. Gosh! Bizarre. We are so happy you are responding. All my feets are crossed for you

  3. Pamela | Something WaggingNovember 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Sounds like you have a smart vet looking out for Ike.

    So glad to see that he's feeling better.

    BTW, did you ever think you'd worry about a dog losing too much weight? :)

  4. That is great news Peggy Yeah Ike!

  5. Good to hear. It's so concerning that they haven't found his issue. I hope it is something simple and treatable.

  6. Yeah Ike...Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever...What the Dog???

  7. Roxanne @ Champion of My HeartNovember 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    So happy to hear this news. Yay, Ike!

  8. snoopy@snoopysdogblogNovember 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Way to go Ike!! I'm SO happy you're doing so well!!

    Big wags,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  9. Hooray for Ike!! Let's hear it for rallying!!! Woot!

  10. That's great news! Hopefully that's all it was and it resolved with the treatment.

  11. Jan K, Wag N Woof PetsNovember 6, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    SO happy to hear that Ike is getting better!!


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