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Does E. ewingii Cause More Cases of Ehrlichiosis Than Previously Thought?

This figure shows the incidence of ehrlichicosis cases by state in 2010 per million persons. Ehrlichiosis was not notifiable in Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota or Montana. 685 more words

Bacterial Diseases

PICC line for treatment


So some recent exciting things have happened in the world of Sam…I got a PICC line put in! We finally decided it was time to do IV treatment so last Wednesday I got a PICC line put in and last Thursday I received my first ever dose of IV doxycycline. 514 more words


Update since last LLMD appointment 

I haven’t updated my blog since I last saw my LLMD on February 1. He added a bunch of more supplements and another antibiotic specifically for bartonella (I think most of my issues are from Bart). 544 more words



Something that is hard to avoid when dealing with a sickness or any hardship in life is letting it take over and consume your whole life.  721 more words


Relationships and sickness

One of the more depressing aspects of Lyme Disease is the lack of support from people you previously considered to be your friend. This isn’t exclusive to Lyme Disease (this happens with any hardship people face) but the difference with Lyme vs any other illness is that most people don’t know anything about Lyme or they just write it off as the ‘disease that makes your joints hurt.’ Most normal people don’t know just how bad Lyme can be and I think that can hurt the relationships people suffering with Lyme have. 621 more words



Ticks are small ARACHNIDS in order parasitiformes. Along with mites, they constitute the subclass acarina. Ticks are ectoparasites living in the hematograph on the blood of mammals, bird, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians (Wikipedia) 543 more words

Who You Are

Our dog Buddy has been so sick, literally at death’s door, and it could have been avoided – which is a terrible thing, not only to admit to, but to live with. 1,167 more words