Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Duncan’s tick panel came back yesterday. He shows a low positive for Ehrlichia (coincidentally, the same illness that Reyna was positive for a few months ago). The titer number is low enough that its impossible to tell if this is a current infection or an old one, but we’re going to throw 28 days of Doxycycline at it and see what happens. At the end of the treatment they’ll run another titer. If the number goes down, then we were mostly likely dealing with an active infection. If the number doesn’t change, then it was an old infection. Of course, even if its active there’s no way of knowing if this has anything to do with Duncan’s problems. But it’s the only thing we have left to try.