My dog has been sick for almost two weeks now. We've made numerous trips to the vet (sometimes even twice in one day). He's had a fever for almost two weeks straight, went four days without eating, has been very lethargic and weak. We have been bribing him to eat with people food (rice and hamburger, toast, cheese). He's been on 2-3 different meds and had 2 shots. Last night we took him to a 24 hour emergency vet for extra testing because his blood tests have been showing low platelets. Three hours, a chest xray, urinalysis, and more blood work later....he's been diagnosed with low platelets. We are running a tick titer to see if he has a tick-born disease (like Lymes, though he's already tested negative for that once). That test will take two weeks to get results. Other possibilities...cancer/tumor or bone marrow disease, or an auto immune disease causing him to destroy his own platelets. I'm hoping for a positive tick test, because that only means one month of meds. An auto-immune disease could mean medication for the rest of his life (he's only 2). I just want my happy-go-lucky, energetic dog back.