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Today 03:51 AM
LisaT
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Originally Posted by woogyboogy View Post
I will definitely ask him, but from what I've seen in other peoples past experiences is that the Vaccine is administered on Day 1, Day 7, then Day 21. Then you wait a month, and do another Blood Test to see if it comes back Negative, or Positive. If it comes back Positive, then you start the Vaccine over again, until the blood results are Negative.
I may be wrong then. A vaccine would boost antibodies response. If they can retest in a month, maybe it is a measurement of infection. Definitely something to ask about, exactly wht the vaccine is measuring, and how quickly the values will respond.
Yesterday 10:44 PM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by Allie512 View Post
Thinking of you and Loki - very glad you at least have a diagnosis. Your research and efforts are impressive.
Thank you for the support, I am trying to be as proactive as I can for my boy!
Yesterday 10:43 PM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by readaboutdogs View Post
Wow! Prayers to you and Loki.
Thank you!
Yesterday 10:42 PM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by LisaT View Post
One question to ask, is how useful that test will be in monitoring response, and how quickly the antibodies change wrt to infection. In some infections, titers will go down very slowly, so you may be making progress, but it won't be reflected in the bloodwork for months and months. Robert Glass will have all of this info, but one step at a time - gotta get that vaccine into him!
I will definitely ask him, but from what I've seen in other peoples past experiences is that the Vaccine is administered on Day 1, Day 7, then Day 21. Then you wait a month, and do another Blood Test to see if it comes back Negative, or Positive. If it comes back Positive, then you start the Vaccine over again, until the blood results are Negative.
Yesterday 09:49 PM
Allie512 Thinking of you and Loki - very glad you at least have a diagnosis. Your research and efforts are impressive.
Yesterday 07:50 PM
readaboutdogs Wow! Prayers to you and Loki.
Yesterday 06:51 PM
LisaT One question to ask, is how useful that test will be in monitoring response, and how quickly the antibodies change wrt to infection. In some infections, titers will go down very slowly, so you may be making progress, but it won't be reflected in the bloodwork for months and months. Robert Glass will have all of this info, but one step at a time - gotta get that vaccine into him!
Yesterday 06:42 PM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by LisaT View Post
Just a technical clarification....

IF the test is a titer test (which I believe it is), it measures the response of the immune system to the infection, which is a measurement of antibodies being sent to the site of the infection (and does not measure actual level of infection). This does not necessarily mean that the infection is in the blood, just that the messengers and responders of the immune system are. However, the way it spreads is probably via the blood, but the test is not measuring this.

If your dog had a largely defective immune system and a big infection, they could register low titers which makes them appear not infected. This can happen in long term tick infections, and luckily it looks like Loki's immune system is responding by creating antibodies, it just needs more help.....
That's a good point that I did not even think to register. Definitely good info there!
Yesterday 06:40 PM
LisaT
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Originally Posted by woogyboogy View Post
.... I figured if he has Pythiosis in his blood that's all we really need to know.
Just a technical clarification....

IF the test is a titer test (which I believe it is), it measures the response of the immune system to the infection, which is a measurement of antibodies being sent to the site of the infection (and does not measure actual level of infection). This does not necessarily mean that the infection is in the blood, just that the messengers and responders of the immune system are. However, the way it spreads is probably via the blood, but the test is not measuring this.

If your dog had a largely defective immune system and a big infection, they could register low titers which makes them appear not infected. This can happen in long term tick infections, and luckily it looks like Loki's immune system is responding by creating antibodies, it just needs more help.....
Yesterday 06:12 PM
woogyboogy
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Originally Posted by GSDLoverII View Post
Yes, me too...pulling for him! Prayers
Thank you!
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