Saturday, April 21, 2012

Readathon Update (and dog update-she's a chipmunk)

So, Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon.  I've been reading since about 10 AM and have finished one book and have about 150 pages left in another.  I've been really preoccupied with my dog today though.

I came home from work yesterday evening and one side of her face was really puffy.  This morning I called the vet.  They seemed sure it was a bee sting or something, but now I'm not so sure.  I'm not giving her any more antibiotics until the swelling goes down.  The vet told me over the phone to give her 50mg of Benadryl pills two times a day.  So obviously I've only so far given her her first dose.  But the swelling has now moved to her other cheek, and she looks like a pitiful chipmunk dog.  Poor thing.  I'm super worried about her but the vet didn't really seem concerned. 

I don't really trust our vet anymore but I guess I can't talk because my mom is the one who pays the bills......  I have to call them back on Monday morning because they are closed the rest of the weekend.  I'm just praying that the swelling goes down soon and my poor baby doesn't need to go to the doggy hospital if it gets worse. 

So, I am having a bit of a hard time focusing on reading right now.  But I will at least get the book I'm currently reading finished. 

Hope any of you participating in the readathon are having a fun time!


  1. Hardest thing is to concentrate on reading when you are worried about your dog. Hope she does get better soon. The benadryl making her sleepy any?

  2. Oh, no! I hope your puppy's okay! Just dropped in to send you readathon smiles. But instead I'll send the puppy get well wishes. x

  3. I hope your puppy feels better soon :( I know how it feels when you want to help them and there's really not much you can do but wait.

    I do hope that you are able to enjoy some reading, even if it's just to get your mind off things.

  4. Poor baby! (And I mean that for you and your dog.) I hope she feels perfectly well very soon. Enjoy any reading you can do. Maybe you can cuddle your dog and read to her?

    Team Polonius

  5. Oh no, hope it's nothing serious. Great work on sticking with the readathon as well.

  6. Oh no, I hope your dog gets better soon. Fingers crossed the vet was right to not be too concerned.

  7. Hi kelly it works winston has to have it ever so often he swells up as he hyper allergic to someting possibly onions but hard to say I have some tablets in stock ready as first time it scared me rotten like your self ,all the best stu

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