Daily Archives: July 2, 2014

Days 77 to 79 – unexpected recovery zero days

We zeroed to let Trippy recover from feeling like crap. As the day progressed, it became apparent pretty quickly though that she probably had Lyme disease. She had all the symptoms and the telltale bullseye rash appeared. We went to the emergency room and the nurses and doctors took about 2 minutes to confirm that suspicion. They still do a blood test to confirm, but it seems like a slam dunk diagnosis. At first glance Lyme sounds very bad, but it’s actually really treatable if caught early like this was. They prescribed the common antibiotic Doxycycline to kill the bacteria that causes Lyme and OTC drugs to help fight off the fever and headache caused by it. So we’ll be taking a few extra zero days for her recovery. We should be back on the trail within a few days. A small fortunate part of this ordeal occurring now is at least we were within relatively easy driving distance from the comfort of home.