Mainly a vent here, but also a little PSA. My 4 year old boykin and I have been hunting pretty good since the beginning of Sept. We also had a great summer of mostly water work, and he was really starting to come into season. Sunday the 22nd he was acting funny in the evening: not eating, not playing, and really not doing much except sleeping. I thought something was up, so I took his temp, 104°. I took him to the creek to cool off a couple times that evening and night to keep cool. Monday, he was still hot and lethargic. My wife got him an appointment at 3pm. $300 worth of bloodwork and other tests and we're told it looks like Ehrlichiosis, but we need to have another lab confirm the results. We're expecting confirmation today. He was tested, full panel, in August at his yearly checkup and was clean, which was expected since he's been on Nexguard all his life. He is still fighting a 104 fever, and is still going to the creek to cool off every couple hours. He's looking to be in pretty rough shape, and I was advised by the vet to not expect much of a "hunting dog" when this is all said and done. Apparently some dogs have no symptoms, while others can be severely affected. She said they never quite kick the disease once it takes hold like this. Also, once they get the confirmed diagnosis, it might take a month of antibiotic to see results! So this is quite disappointing. Especially after the great week of hunting we'd just completed. Obviously I'm hoping for the best, but dang he looks to be in real bad shape now.