Oct 25, 2008

milkbone should make a benadryl bone

We've had a relatively eventful Saturday so far. To start with our internet is out. Apparently our phone company GAVE our number to someone else and basically booted us off. No idea how that can happen. But it's going to be a few more days until it's back up. Super annoying.

Anywho, Nate took the dogs in for their annual checkups and shots this morning. Everything checked out ok. They're bottoms were a little tender, but not much slows them down...especially Bean...so we ate lunch and then laid around like our usual lazy Saturday selfs. A couple of hours later though Izzy started acting pretty weird and got really whiney and restless. So I got up to see what she was fussing about and her face and head were totally swelling up. It was pretty sick and creepy. Of course we rushed to the vet and by the time we got there her whole head was swollen and her back looked like she'd been attacked by a ton of mosquitos or something. She had welts and rashes all over her. And her poor little pup eyes were so puffy and almost all the way shut. It was pretty scary. She's had reactions to vaccines before so they always give her benadryl before her shots, but apparently it wasn't enough this time. So they gave her another one (which worked in a matter of minutes) and sent us home with some tablets for her. She's been asleep most the times she can get comfortable enough to hold still, but she's still kind of lumpy and itchy. Poor pup. Fortunately Bean's leaving her well enough alone though. I think she realizes that somethings up. I did get some pictures of her once we got home. The swelling had already started going down from the shot, but you can still get a pretty good idea of what it looked like. The vet said she looked like a shar-pei. I also put one of her with a normal amount of wrinkle to her skin. :)

Geesh. When Nate and I have kids they better never get sick. I'll be a nervous wreck.

Smooth little normal doxie head.

On the way home from the vet.

Poor little girl with her red puffy eyes and lumpy face. :(

Some of the rather icky bumps left on her head.

It's like you can see her brain through her skin. 

Bean either showing no compassion or trying to get me to stop taking embarrassing pictures of her sis. Izzy didn't move a muscle...

and spent most of the afternoon like this.

Once she started feeling a little better she moved around some. But you can still see some of the bumps on her and her lumpy face.

Bean looking out for Isabelle.

And keeping an eye on her while she rested. :)

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