CIDP and Rabis Vacine

    • Anonymous
      April 2, 2008 at 2:48 am

      To make a long story short, a new dog showed up at the dog park decided to pick a fight with my two dogs, one at a time. The first one,Kado, is half husky, half Corgi and half insane. The owner of the new dog did nothing to brake up the fight, so I stepped in. The second attack is still a blur. I know, not the smartest move. Somewhere along the line I go bitten. The owner of the other dog exited the park quickly. I was able to get the plate number. If they can not find the dog I will have to take a series of Rabis shots.

      Does anyone know if there may be some complications because of my having ongoing CIDP? :confused:

      This has been an interesting week so far. On Sunday I tried to trim my toenails. I found out the hard way that is not a smart thing to do when you can not feel your toes. I clipped of a small section of the small toe along with the nail Because of the blood thinners, it make for interesting show. My wife wanted me to go to the ER, but there was no way I was going to explain what happened. When the bleeding finally stopped, there was only a very small cut.

    • Anonymous
      April 2, 2008 at 3:24 am

      Jim – what choice do you have? Given the choice between rabies and relapse I’d choose relapse – the one will definately kill you, the other might not. I had the first five shots in the rabies series when I was in the Peace Corps – everybody talked about how bad they were but honestly it was nothing compared to the typhoid shot. I’ve actually been wondering the same thing with the recent invasion of wildlife at my house – I came very close to getting mauled by a raccoon the other day when I surprised him. I will be curious to know how this goes for you in case I’m unfortunate enough to require the shots myself.


      P.S. I’m very sorry about the dog attack – unfortunately several years ago I was in the opposite position… I had a dog who was very unfriendly towards other dogs. We did our best to warn the vet where we boarded them to not take her out without a muzzle on, especially if there were other dogs around. Unfortunately one young handler didn’t pay attention and took her out with another dog. They got into a fight and he tried to put his leg between them to break it up, which resulted in a very delicate male part being bitten. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ While resulted in am embarrasing trip to the ER for him, he was fine, no stitches needed, but repeated visits by the Dept. of Health for us – all dog attacks must be reported, the dog confined, visited etc. Amusingly, the fellow that came by for our dog wellness checks was my neighbor. ๐Ÿ™‚ And naturally, since she loved people, she crumpled on the floor begging to be petted, acting not at all like a viscious dog. Which she wasn’t but she was VERY dog aggressive with all dogs except her own pack. Sadly she died of cancer a few months before I went in the hospital, leaving our Taiwanese imported street dog as our new alpha female. Thank god the boys get along with everyone. :rolleyes:

    • Anonymous
      April 2, 2008 at 9:34 am

      I can’t remember, but are you getting IVIG? You can’t get a vaccine unless you’ve been IVIG infusion free for at least 6 months.

      Talk about being between a rock & hard place.

      It shouldn’t be hard if you got the license plate number of the guy. They should’ve been able to track him down quickly.

      How long can you give them to find the dog before getting the shots?

      Good luck,

    • Anonymous
      April 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks for the info. I get IVIg every 60 days. My next scheduled treatment is April 10. I was just informed that they could not trace the license plate number. So everything is up in the air. I have a left messages with m GP and neuro. They have not answered yet. Today and tomorrow are training day at the Eglin Hospital. They only work half day and train the rest. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    • April 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

      How long is it before you would see symptoms of rabis (spelling) Best wishes to you!
      Dawn Kevies mom

    • Anonymous
      April 2, 2008 at 11:23 pm

      I’m not sure, but I did go outside tonight and howl at the moon ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Anonymous
      April 3, 2008 at 9:14 am

      As long as you weren’t foaming at the mouth while howling then I think you should be fine. ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Anonymous
      April 3, 2008 at 10:55 am

      ๐Ÿ˜€ – I love the humor injected into this!

    • April 3, 2008 at 11:54 am

      There is this awesome movie called CUJO, check it out!

    • Anonymous
      April 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm

      Well the hospital took about three hours trying to figure out what to do. They decided I need to take the rabis shots. After going through a long desecration about how painful they would be, they started the shots. All I can say is that peripheral neuropathy does have some benefits. Didn’t feel a thing. So far everything is great except for the moon thing.

      Dawn, if you thought the movie was good, you should read the book.