Friday, July 26, 2013
Well isn't that what they say... it isn't over until the fat lady sings? I really need the "reign of terror" of what ever keeps "attacking" my dog to be over! He is my absolute best walking partner and I think those days are over... at least until we have a hard frost and everything in the woods is dead. We went to one of our favorite walking spots today (which was different from the last one) and had a great time. He ran, he swam.... everything was great until we were riding home and he started to "shake" himself off (like dogs do when they are wet) only he wasn't wet. He just kept doing that repetitively until I realized OMG!!!...... here we go again! He was covered in welts worse than the last time, except this time his face didn't swell. He was so pink around his eyes, ears and mouth that it was almost flourescent! Long story short I went right to the vet, they gave him Epi, Benadryl and steroids, but this time when they gave him the Epi he almost went into anaphylaxis. Unfortunately, being that it's Friday, the regular vet was closing so we had to transfer him to the emergency vet because they didn't want to send him home. They were going to keep him overnight, but I decided to take him home, give him two more doses of Benadryl tonight and watch him. Right now the patient is resting very quietly, sound asleep in one of his favorite chairs. I think he will be fine tonight, but I am definitely not taking him in the woods again. I think for the rest of the summer we will stick to swimming at the lake. I'm exhausted too.... once that adrenaline stops flowing it really knocks you on your a**! Dog is sleeping.... I'm drinking wine!