Rebecca, Irena Farm Posted July 14, 2007 Report Share Posted July 14, 2007 Ben looked awful again this morning so we found a vet that was open and took him there. Yet another nice, knowlegable vet (awfully young though - I must be geting old since my vets are getting younger). His platelets had crashed and he still had a fever so we started him on prednisone. Unlike the other tick diseases, it's ok to give pred for RMSF. He also got a conservative amount of subQ fluids as he was rather dehydrated. Finally, we maxed out his doxy dose. Blood panels look good still - I was worried about kidneys when he looked so crappy this morning. She said he's "allowed" to stay like this until Monday, but expects the pred to make a big difference. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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