The Birds and The Bees

Where to start?

Let’s just jump right in with the Bees.

Daphney ate one.

Why? I do not know. It’s a dog thing.

The only reason this tasty dog snack was discovered, D.H. began noticing something wrong with Daphney’s face. Rut Roh…

Upon further investigation, she was puffing up like a balloon and in pain. My heart sank.

Her sweet face went from

to – (warning it’s not prudy)

then 5 minutes later….

It was going from ouchie to OMG quickly.

She needed meds STAT, it was 9:30 at night, what is a dog Momma to do? Doggie ER – really?? Just had a glass of wine. Thank goodness Daphneys Doctor is a wonderful, intelligent, and caring person. When Darcey was sick with cancer last winter, he gave our family his private pager number. I pulled that baby out and sent him a 911 call. My phone rang back within 5 minutes. I explained what had gone down, emailed photos to his home, and he responded swiftly considering all possible causes to the swelling. I love this man. No matter what the critter Daphney had come in contact with (spider, bee, snake -yikes) he was on his game. The main concern was breathing and pain management. We gave her a whopping dose of Benadryl and waited for a response. If the swelling did not subside, it was a snake bite. Snake bite = Emergency Room and a possible dodgey outcome, I was anxious. VERY ANXIOUS.

Slowly, her face reduced in size, or was I being optimistic? Dr. Watson called again to check and see if she had shown improvement. By 10:15 her face was deflating and we were off to bed. More drugs at 1:00am and then at 8am. Tonight she is back to her usual self – DIVA. She is basking in all our love and sweet kisses of relief today.

On a side note, I really think she will recall this incident as simply a bad Botox reaction.

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3 responses

  1. JMZ mom

    Ouch! That is really scary! You are so lucky to have a great Vet! Give Daphney hugs and kisses from us!

    May 7, 2010 at 7:43 am

  2. She’s even beautiful with her bad botox injections! Thanks for sharing. Fast reaction and with proper meds and advise from a trusted vet is key. Thank you Dr. Watson!

    May 7, 2010 at 9:37 am

  3. Lu Lu

    Poor girl! I am so glad it’s not a snake bite!!! Just imagine what would happen if it was a snake bite :[ ! I am so glad you have a trusted vet. Bless Dr.Watson!

    May 8, 2010 at 9:10 am

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