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Here is the update on Biscuit.

It appears he has chronic ehrlichiosis. I suspect he got it when he and Yogi escaped last fall and ended up at a local chicken house. :(

Tests are still inconclusive, however. But we're going to test again in hopes we get a clear answer. His response to the meds and the nature of what's gone on with him are what is leading the diagnosis at this point.

Despite this, he's doing remarkably well, which I credit to his wonderful personality and rough tough constitution. Still much too thin, but we're working on it. There are some issues with the liver which I'm hoping resolve as he continues healing.

In the meantime, the majority of symptoms have passed and, with some more love and care, I think he's going to make it just fine. With some minor disability, perhaps, and fingers crossed, with a healed liver ... but fine nonetheless. :D
 

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We'll all be keeping our fingers crossed for Biscuit! I'm sure he's enjoying putting the weight back on though, steak and potatos?
 

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that's a tick borne diease,had a bout of it here and took about 3 months for the dog to get rid of it.
 

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that's a tick borne diease,had a bout of it here and took about 3 months for the dog to get rid of it.  
Yea, I can sure see that would be the case. He's doing really, really unbelievably well - he even took off running yesterday trying to escape me and the meds :(
 

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How great to hear Biscuit is on the mend! :)
 

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There's been a bit of an interesting development concerning ehrlichiosis in this immediate area. I've been beseiging Betsy and Barbara with articles about it :(
 

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there our 2 types,equine and canine.i found out real fast how it can F a dog up.
 
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