I came home from work at lunchtime and he looked funny. His eyes were sort of puffy and he was squinting a lot. Particularily the right eye. Then it seemed to get puffier and squintier and he was keeping his eyes closed all the time he didn't actually need to see something. He also seemed kind of light sensitive.
I put in a call to the vet, who was of course closed at that point and left a message.
She called me back as soon as she heard the message and told me to come over right away, it was an emergency!
I got there, the second vet had waited for my arrival to help if need be, they slung him up onto the table, shaved his leg and gave him an intravenous cortisone injection!
Massive anaphalactic type reaction to something.
I waited around for 15 min, and she gave him another shot for maintenance and now I am sitting around with the dog nursing him, well, right now mostly listening to his breathing and making sure all is well.
Enough that he has leishmania, now this too?
We are trying to figure out what it is, he ate some of the liquid from a can of sardines, that seems the prime suspect. Possibly he got stung by something here in the house, he chases bees and flies, or something happened this morning in the mountains, but that was quite a while before the reaction.
.......later......he is still pretty puffy and has slept all afternoon and evening. Doing OK overall, but not too happy.