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Platletes low dropped again from 48000 to 28000 last check,

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platletes low dropped again from 48000 to 28000 last check, white and red blood cells low
n\negative for lyme and pending another day or two for results from extensive tick borne disease blood work.
very large spleen, not pancreatitis
want aspirate bone marrow,
I want them to just begin treatment as it it is tick borne disease to increase platelets
without bone marrow procedure which is painful and costly
says they cant wait for results of tick test as platelets dropping.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
I am very concerned about what you are reporting from his blood tests. The low platelets could be due to a tick borne disease, as you suggested, but could also be due to an immune mediated disease or bone marrow problem as well.
Can you get me the actual lab values for her white and red blood cell numbers so I can see how low they are?