Friday morning I took Brody in to the vet for his second round of puppy shots. They went OK, I guess. I saw a new vet today (there are three in the practice and this is the third one I’ve seen- she rates an “eh”) He’s healthy enough and he’s growing good. Plus he has no internal parasites. All is well. (They have a laser for his nut-ectomy surgery. The upside is no stitches. (Plus various and sundry other health benefits.) The downside is it’s an extra 50 smackers. I think it’ll be worth it, the no stitches to have chewed out. We’ll see what we see when it’s time for things to be removed.)
All was well until we got home. He wasn’t crazy about getting his shot, but when we got home, he started running around rubbing on things like he did when we first put the collar on him. It looked like he had to “go out”, so I took him out.
He didn’t have to “go out” after all. Outside I took a look at him and his eyes were really puffy. They were swelling something awful.
Great. He was having a reaction to his shots- most likely the “lepto” portion of the show. (I said something not so nice when I saw his eyes were all swelly.) Back to the vet. Pretty quickly. (I did not ram anyone off the road. No matter how stupidly (slowly) they were driving. Go me!)
One of the things I had to get taken care of before I went back to the vet was get the boys back in the car. That meant they had to find their shoes again. They were home for about 5 minutes, so who knows where their shoes got to. On their feet? It is to laugh.
Usually it takes them five or ten minutes to find their shoes and a couple more to get them on their feet. Today, with my loving direction they were shod and in the car in 2 minutes. (Army Drill Instructors would have shied away from me.)
So back to the vet with my increasingly swelling puppy.
“My dog just got his shots (they remembered- it was only 10 minutes ago) and now his eyes are swelling shut. He’s having a reaction.”
And they took him to “the back” and did vet stuff to him. They gave him a Benedryl and a shot of something else to help with the swelling. I had half of a Prednisone (it’s a steroid) (some people don’t know that) to give to him Friday night and the other half for Saturday morning.
After we got back from the vet (again) he was doing OK. The swelling went down. Not like dooooop (that’s the medical sound of swelling going away- like on cartoons) and the swelling was gone, but little Brody-dog was way better than he was. (His eyes and his lips swelled up a lot.) He was beat though. He slept pretty much all day Friday since we got back from the vet the second time. Except when he got up to pee. Or didn’t get up, depending. (We changed out the bedding in his crate about four thousand times Friday.)
But Saturday afternoon, he was back to normal. As normal as he gets anyway. By Sunday he was 100%.
Since that wasn’t quite fun enough, today I’m watching the neighbor kids. There are three of them. One’s a girl and one’s still in diapers. On top of my two darling progeny. Four boy kids, one girl kid, (Soupo is the oldest of all the kids) three dogs and a cat- all mine for the day!
Pray for me.