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    Default Scared blondie has lhyme disease

    I found a massive deertick on the side of her cheek two days ago. Yesterday she started limping. Limping is worse today. Side of her face where tick was is a bit swollen and seems painful and blondie seems a bit out of it (almost like a ragdoll a bit and doesnt want to jump) and has a hard time getting up . Off to the vet asap. ( at 12 40) Any tips welcome.
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    This does sound scary sorry - you are doing the right thing getting her to the vets as soon as possible so that they can test and if necessary start treatment.

    Ticks do carry some nasty diseases, usually it takes 24-48 hours for them to transmit the disease, did you remove the tick straight away?

    I actually had a very tiny tick on my chest this morning that we had to remove - UGH!!
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    I did nicky. I removed it 2 days ago but think it must ve been there hiding for a while. The limping seems to be typical of lhyme?? but i also read online that when treated early enough antibiotics should help pretty fast? I have no experience with this disease. I hate ticks. Im sorry u found one i had one in my hair a few weeks ago. Ew.
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    Oh no that sounds horrible. It's good you're going to the vet today. Keep us informed. Will be thinking of you.
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    Oh poor thing, I hope she's okay. I found a large tick on the sofa last week, it was large and had obviously been feeding, and then dropped off. I think it must have came off the cat though, as the dogs get a once over for them as we have a lot of trouble with picking them up on walks.

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    I actually had a very tiny tick on my chest this morning that we had to remove - UGH!!
    Uggh! I had to take one off my Hubby's back last year, it wasn't pleasant at all
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    Waiting at the vets office now...
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    Good luck - you are correct about the antibiotics and doing exactly the right thing taking veterinary advice
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    Default Prayers for Blondie!!!

    Glad you are at the vet getting help... keep us posted. Love Ms. Blondie!

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    Ok. So she is in getting bloodtests now. (liver and kidney funcion) However, they cannot do the tick test until 3 weeks after exposure. They r sending her home with a nsaid for the limping and they offered the antibiotics for lhyme but said in their opinion they thought i should wait until they can do the test and she tests positive.... They said she will most likely get better even if it is lhymes without anti biotics and them relapse again. The course of antibiotics seems intense : one month so o decided to wait. Also: they found another ear infection. Joy. As of the psom isnt enough!!!
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    I'm so sorry lynn! Poor Blondie

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