It's out there.
Our dog has it.
Our Hambone had a nasty infection on his scalp last summer, and was treated for it.
My hubby pulled off a nasty tick Sunday...then showed me the area he pulled it from. Nasty. Red, scabbed, bruised looking center. Certainly NOT "bull's eye"...but definitely not pretty.
I told him he needed to see a doctor on Monday. He said (scoffing), "I'm NOT going to the doctor."
And that's when I got mean: "WHAT!!! Yes, you are. WHY wouldn't you? It would be pure stupidity if you didn't go." When I called him Monday morning...he still hadn't made an appointment, so I did it for him.
He went...and basically got it handed to him.
"NO MESSING AROUND WITH LYME'S."
The PA he saw treated him for Lyme's disease with a standard one time dose of doxycycline.
Then, he went to the pharmacy, and got taken into the back room...where the pharmacist talked to him with such sincerity and honesty, that I think he actually opened up my husband's eyes as to how serious this can be.
He (the pharmacist) is being treated for Lyme's himself, he told my husband just how miserable it is, how serious it should be taken, that he is definitely on the right med, and that if ANY symptoms show up...to go back in.
I'm glad someone else let him have it about NOT brushing this off!
So, now we wait and watch. And I sit here saying, "I told ya so."