GSD with LOW platelets and WBC
My GSD Coke, whom I have shared in the Health Related Issues page, is positive with Ehrlichiosis and we've started treatment. We're at day 13 of 200mg Doxycycline twice daily.
Her check-up last Sunday showed even lower platelets and WBC, and we're now worried that she may begin bleeding due to the platelet count (now at 33k). Any sort of changes with her like blood in stool, lethargy, and the vet and I will have her confined.
Added to her Doxycycline is Vitamin K as a supplement, a B Complex tablet for appetite, Sylimarin as before to protect her liver from the antibiotics, CoAmoxiclav for any infection, and now Tranexamic Acid to alleviate/prevent bleeding.
I'm still out of my wits with worry. I've now been trying alternative medicine to supplement her meds, of course with my vet's permission.
I'm now trying Euphorbia Hirita capsules (I had this when I had dengue and it helped me a lot, especially since prior to my intake of this plant, I've been in the hospital for 5 days without any progress. 2 days with this plant steeped as a tea and my platelets were normal.)
I've also added a few tablespoons of Coco Nectar, which is currently being researched as a way of increasing platelets. Testimonials are written on how people were well 2 days post intake, taken as a last resort prior to blood transfusion--which was then unnecessary once the substance kicked in.
Any other suggestions? My main main concern is her platelets.