Yes, but I'm a vet!
I emailed the pic to my LLMD and Dr. Breitschwerdt ( the world's foremost expert on bartonella and my professor from long,long ago). They both confirmed what I thought.
This stinks because I can hardly afford to treat myself. I'd rather treat her first, but I'm sick and she doesn't appear to be. Well, except for insomnia, and she has mention her feet hurting, but only a few times.
In any event, I have to get back to work before my hospital goes bankrupt, so I have no choice about
who to treat first. My father has agreed to pay for her testing, so that's huge! I'm testing her through labcorp first, simply because it's cheap. I don't think anything will show up there, but I felt like I should try before having him pay.
It won't cause more than a few days delay, and I got her doc to sign off on Igenex and Galaxy labs while I was there. Galaxy is the best for bartonella, and it's Dr. Breitschwerdt’s baby. Expensive though!
I does make me wonder if the docs were wrong about
strep causing her PANS. She does have a very high strep titer. But I wonder how many healthy kids have high titters? Nobody would even run the test, right? My husband had his titer checked, and it was as high as hers.
PANS is another disease that doctors deny. We were referred to one of the top University hospitals. The pediatric neurologist said she didn't believe in PANDAS/PANS. I told her that NIH was doing a clinical trial for treatment. Not to see if the problem exists, but TREATMENT! She just shrugged.
Post Edited (AML94) : 7/16/2014 2:18:10 PM (GMT-6)