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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?

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Will do, Missy. That is a frightening thought that it could be the rabies vaccine. I'm already starting to worry about my new puppies vaccines! Cash and you will be in my prayers.

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Hope all goes well, Missy. No sense telling you not to worry ,because I know you will anyway. LOL

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Absolutely, Missy! We will ALL keep Cash in our hearts and prayers!

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Missy, I'm sending you sympathetic hugs of commiseration! Tucker has has a couple of very scary reactions to immunizations, too. I dread Tucker's rabies, which will be coming up this spring. I'll be anxiously watching to see how Cash does, and hope the prednisone does the trick.

My old vet had recommended pre-medicating with Benadryl. Prednisone sounds like a better, heavier plan-ahead action. I've recently moved and haven't even found a vet here yet. Gulp. I'm with you in dreading it.

(((hug))) Keep us posted.

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Cash is in my thoughts and so are you.

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Thoughts and wishes being sent your way.

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Cash has been added to my prayer chain.

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Warm thoughts and prayers to Cash from all of us.

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