Monday, January 10, 2011

Chuck has allergies

Poor puppy!

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!

Good lord!

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.

Goodness gracious!

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.


Poor pup.

.......later......he is still pretty puffy and has slept all afternoon and evening.  Doing OK overall, but not too happy.

Poor pup.


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Yikes. That Chuckmeister sure does go through the wringer. I imagine you've checked for stingers, could it be a spider bite? Is he going to have to run around with an epi-pen around his collar now? All jokes aside, I am guessing it is making you worry like hell. I'm sending healing vibes out there to him. [[[]]]]]

J.G. said...

Thank goodness you came home! And noticed! And decided to call and not wait! Sometimes I think I am OCD about the cats, but it can be so important to take things seriously. What a good dog mom you are.

Hope the poor guy is feeling a little better by now. Good thoughts from here, too.

Trish said...

Aww allergies are no fun at all. Poor Chuck :(

elpadawan said...

Aw, sorry to read that. I sincerely hope he'll get better soon and you'll figure out what he's allergic to.

oreneta said...

Kim, I am finding the whole idea of it happening again somewhat worrying, and I certainly don't want to have to trawl around with an epipen for the dawg, but....

JG, it is a tough line sometimes between paranoia and good pet care, isn't it. So hard to tell if something is really wrong or not, though when the vet calls you back on her lunch hour and tells you to get there NOW, it probably indicated an emergency.

Trish, the do indeed, suck.

ElP, thanks, and I hope we do too, right now we're thinking sardines!!!