Thanks, Lisa! We are doing doxy at 100mg BID for 30 days. It was the same for Mino. (Maybe it was 28 days?) During mino, i didn't see much difference that couldn't be attributable to anything else like weather and mood, positive or negative.
she is so gimpy and everything in varying ways that it's pretty hard to tell. I have about 7 pros—vets and techs—who keep close tabs on her and none of us could really decipher the symptoms (active or improving). Neck flare up was definitely an event that occurred but who knows if it were exacerbated by ticks.
she's much better now, as in less painful, but so much less mobile in general. Rehab vet said everything bad is all worsened and prolonged by aging, and that she is doing ok considering.
My reg vet's thing with anaplasmosis was that if platelets are ok,she is not going to worry about it. She did consult others (pathologists and other vets) and they seemed to think this is ok...and made decisions based on the whole MP, like her age, her other difficulties, etc. I do realize we didn't do the all-out tests and I prob should have insisted, but then again, we run blood work pretty frequently and hopefully at the least we will know with the platelets re anaplasmosis. Anyway, moot point indeed. I was super clear with my question to the Protatek so I don't know if they had a stock reply they copy pasted in bits or what. I got their reply too late anyway, unfortunately.
Apparently we retest the C6 in 6 months to see. But for whatever reason I was told that they use the number 30 as a generalized baseline of some sort, and she was 60, so are re-treating. I believe the thought behind the retreating was that whatever that may transpire due to insufficient treatment would have been worse than whatever the effects of doxy.
Thanks so much for all your help and info and i am sorry we keep not doing what you suggest!