As Piglet, from Winnie the Pooh would say,
Oh dear. Oh d-d-d-d-dear, dear.
It was bound to happen. You know all the ticks and tick bites I've been talking about. Well, it started Tuesday, my aching hips and weak legs. I must have said to Poppy a dozen times while outside working, why do I feel so weak.
On Wednesday, after my usual straightening up the house and running to the grocery store, I went to work staining the new well house. By early afternoon my aches and pains had returned. The bones in my hands hurt, my lower back hurt, my ankles hurt. I had a fever, my head hurt. I was sick!
Thursday morning I was at my doctor's office at 9:00. After answering some questions and a check up, the doctor put it this way...this may be over treating, but I recommend a week on Doxycycline. That would take care of any tickborne disease. Hummm, Eli is on three weeks of Doxycycline and he has Ehrlichiosis. The doctor said you could very well have Ehrlichiosis also.
Thank goodness for antibiotics!
Old sweetie pie is feeling better, in fact he is getting a bath and his hair trimmed as we speak. The groomer moved to a new location about five miles away. I'm sure Eli will want you to see his new look so we may have a picture to post tomorrow.
Thanks for not crossing me off yet. Take care and watch out for ticks!