Re: wellvone/mepron $1000!!!
When my grandfather had that, he was treated at a very good hospital for it, they had several other cases at the same time, since it's very common in the area where he lived. (Matter of fact, had he been anywhere else, he'd probably not have been diagnosed in time to save him. He was in very bad shape.)
Anyway, one of the medications they gave him was quinine, plus a garden-variety antibiotic. Yup, the 19th century anti-malaria drug. Babesiosis is very very similar to malaria. Some other doctors use atovaquone, another anti-malarial.
So no, there's no reason you should spend $1000 on the treatment, there are plenty of alternatives at sane prices.