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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011 8:13 am

A Columbia Falls couple continues nursing their dog back to health after it was bitten by a tick and afflicted with Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Hopkins, a border collie, was diagnosed with the diseases in late June, Kate Moseley said.

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          2 comments:

          • kalispelldude posted at 12:01 pm on Mon, Aug 22, 2011.

            kalispelldude Posts: 220

            Where are the "top story/top photo" police on this one? Oh that's right...it's just religious stories that get their panties in bunches.

            Glad the dog made it through though.

             
          • Robert Seymour posted at 10:41 am on Mon, Aug 22, 2011.

            Robert Seymour Posts: 41

            Lyme disease is really nasty. I got it back in a very high risk area of New York in 2003 before flying overseas. I ended up in the Kalispell emergency room 5 days before flying to Japan and only got only 3 weeks of doxycycline. It wasn’t enough antibiotic to treat Lyme properly. The stubborn Borrelia bacteria are harder to eliminate than once thought.

            Lyme can be chronic and can have lasting effects on the body. The Standard therapy for Lyme disease, which is considered to be a 4-6 week course of antibiotics, is too short for most Lyme cases. A basic treatment for chronic Lyme disease usually requires at least an 8 -16-month period of antibiotics.

            I suffered from low energy, memory loss, muscle spasms and inability to focus. Chronic Lyme has messed with me for several years, but I believe I am fully recovered now.

            Taking follow up antibiotics helped, but I have also taken allicin, a garlic extract. It is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. Allicin acts as an anti-spirochete agent against Lyme disease.

            I hope Hopkins makes a full recovery.

             

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