Rooster needs some prayers

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RoosterTodd

Sinister Operative
Hope you turned the corner on this Rooster.
Thanks, I appreciate it. They're testing me for some other stuff now. The joint pain and fevers just won't go away. They're thinking it's some kind of autoimmune disorder. Won't know more until the blood test comes back but some of the autoimmune disorders can cause the RMSF tests to come back positive too. I need some relief soon because this joint pain is awful.
 
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RoosterTodd

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Well, looks like I spoke too soon.
The good news is that I don't have any autoimmune diseases. All those tests came back negative. The inflammatory markers in my blood were very high though and it's because my RMSF titer test came back even higher than when I was initially diagnosed. The Dr. says I have a particularly severe case. So, I'm back on antibiotics and I'm back on steroids and I'll be seeing an infectious disease specialist and a rheumatologist next week. The steroids are already helping with the joint pain thankfully because last night was the most painful night I've experienced yet. My hands were so bad I couldn't hold a glass of water and could barely walk. After just two steroid pills today I can use my hands again and can walk a little. Still painful, but nowhere near what it was yesterday.
Looks like I'm going to have a long recovery period so I appreciate all the prayers.
 
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RoosterTodd

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Hang in there when I had it I was out of work 3 mo. and didn't get back to full time for a year, but everything did get back to normal.
Thanks ol bob, how did they treat yours? Just pill doxycycline or were you ever put on a drip of doxycycline? I've been told they'll even use antibody treatments for it in severe cases.
 

ol bob

Senior Member
I was in ICU 14 days IV every 4 hrs. almost didn't make it. I know thing have changed since I had it, but what they gave me was some bad stuff.
 
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RoosterTodd

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I was in ICU 14 days IV every 4 hrs. almost didn't make it. I know thing have changed since I had it, but what they gave me was some bad stuff.
I wouldn't be surprised if they put me in the hospital too just to get me on an IV. We'll see when I speak to the specialist.
 

blood on the ground

🦌Cross threading is better than two lock washers.🦌
Tick fever get you too or was it covid? I seem to remember something about covid. Glad you're out and moving around!
No it wasn't tick fever it was Covid. I guess I should've read back some.
How you doing?
 
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RoosterTodd

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No it wasn't tick fever it was Covid. I guess I should've read back some.
How you doing?
I've got a long way to go. I've been under treatment since July 6th and still have it really bad. I'm seeing an infectious disease specialist and a rheumatologist this week.
 

blood on the ground

🦌Cross threading is better than two lock washers.🦌
I've got a long way to go. I've been under treatment since July 6th and still have it really bad. I'm seeing an infectious disease specialist and a rheumatologist this week.
You got my prayers for healing and redemption!
 

bany

Senior Member
Doggone Rooster. I was just catching up and thought you were good there for a minute. Best wishes on back on top soon!
 
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RoosterTodd

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@RoosterTodd I am just now seeing this. Want to include my well wishes along with all the ones these great folks have already sent your way.

Get well soon, brother.
Thanks man! Feeling better every day. Still got a ways to go but way better than I was.
 

Silver Britches

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Thanks man! Feeling better every day. Still got a ways to go but way better than I was.
Really good to hear. I've heard that stuff can be rough to deal with. And there's probably a lot of people who have it, but may not know exactly what they're dealing with.

Just keep on getting better, bud.

:cheers:
 

Redbow

Senior Member
Good to hear that you are feeling better each day. I hope you are top notch with your health very soon now. I just don't go into the woods anymore with all the ticks around. God speed Rooster.
 
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