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Preemptive good wishes for Cash.
Hi all, I want to ask for your good vibes for Cash preemptively.
3 years ago, 20 days after his rabies vaccine, Cash got deathly ill. He was just over 1 year old. This Forum got me through some of the scariest days of not knowing if he would live or die. One day he had a fever... 3 days later he was lame and in pain. Obviously, and happily he got through it. At 4 years old he is healthier than ever. But we never got an answer ( after $3500 of testing) what caused his ailment. Although every one thinks it sounds like it was a tick borne disease, the thought that this happened just 20 days after his rabies shot keeps haunting me. Back then, the vets thinking was a reaction would happen within days... now they think that disorders to the immune system can show up more than a month later. Again, I got no answers so I really don't know why he got sick.
Well...because where we live we have no choice...they do not accept titers, and they do not give medical exemptions...Cash is getting his 3 year rabies Vaccine on Friday.
My vet advised giving him prednisone a week before and then taper two weeks after to try and suppress an immune reaction. So that is what we have been doing. (Poor guy has been peeing every 1/2 hour.)
I have literally been dreading this day for a year. And I am so nervous that he may have another response. I know it is rarely what you prepare yourself for, but rather what you don't expect. But I thought the least I could do for my boy is to harness the power of this forum to embrace him with good thoughts and healthful wishes.
So may I ask you all to put Cash (and his immune system) in your thoughts and prayers these next few weeks?
Missy, Jasper & Cash