Friday, July 8, 2011

Oy Vey!

It has been a long time since I've posted!  I've been really busy at work and playing with the dogs so no time for the blog.  

There was a new test for Lyme disease released on June 15th by Cornell University.  I hadn't been throwing away enough money on my dogs lately so I decided to get Icon tested just to see what results it came back with.  This test can tell between acute and chronic Lyme infection; I thought that it might give us an idea of how long he had been infected with Lyme.

Well wouldn't you know it, the test came back negative for all three antibodies tested.  Icon has been tested three times for Lyme now, the first one was negative, the second one 'low positive' and then this third one is negative.  Icon almost definitely has never had Lyme disease.  So now I'm back to not knowing what the hell was wrong with him in Minnesota.  On the bright side I don't have to worry about a recurrence of Lyme disease but now I'm worried about a recurrence of "doxycyline responsive something or other."


  1. Let's hope the illness was a 'one of' and never recurs! - Joan

  2. Ditto what Joan said. I guess the money on this test was well spent for peace of mind on one count, anyway.

  3. Thanks guys! It is good that I don't have to worry about Lyme recurring and there is probably no logical reason to think the previous illness should ever recur :)

  4. Well that is just weird but good. Hopefully whatever it was is long gone and won't be back!