The Birds and The Bees
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
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.
Who is our Vet you ask?
Dr. JAMES J. WATSON
Proudly doing business at
17859 Santiago Blvd., Ste. A
Villa Park, CA 92861
Monday – Friday: 7 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays: 7 AM to 2 PM