Saturday, July 3, 2010

Bee sting:(



I was riding home Thursday after work and it was a beautiful day. Mid 70s, almost no humidity, the sun is shining, the music is up-beat and I am relaxed. Can't wait to get home and love on the little dog, work out and head to a softball game. I get home, snap the leash on M, and we're off for an awesome walk. We get halfway down the block when I realize that M's left eye (ok - so where her left eye SHOULD be) is slightly swollen. I wonder if she's run into something that day and bend down to examine. At this point, I realize that it's not just her eye, but her jaws and pretty much her whole face are swollen. I try not to panic and immediately turn around: ABORT WALK. Next step: the vet. By the time I got back down the block to the house, her face has more than doubled the original swelling. I'm totally freaked out at this point and trying not to panic. I mumbled a few words to Emily that I think barely made sense and Emily carried her to the car while I ran behind her. By this point, M looks like she has a giant peach in each one of her jowels. Long story short: $70, a steroid shot and a lot of benadryl later... it was a bee sting to the left side of her face. Turns out this is very common, although it has never happened to M in her lifetime. My education continues... (oh- and these pics were taken a couple of hours AFTER the steroid shot, after much of the swelling had gone down and I was no longer in panic mode)

5 comments:

thenaiveblogger said...

Aww..Hope M gets better soon!

Christina said...

Holy Carp, batman.

Anonymous said...

I hope Miss M is better by now! You should post some new stuff!! I miss you guys!!


Love ya,
Kate

WAIT said...

Oh the color of M looks like with my dog : D

Julia said...

That happened to me years ago with our Chesapeke Retriever - he swelled up so fast we had to cut his collar to get it off. My husband just threw him in the truck and ran to the vets - poor Argus. He recovered but I agree with you - it is very scary. And I'm a nurse named Julia too!