(previous post describes the details of our honeybee encounter)
My little puppy is very sick. (I call him a puppy but he is really 7 years old and weighs 20 pounds) We received a call from the vet at 2:30 this morning (Our Veterinarian is one of the only ones in the area that also provides emergency services). They found some blood in his urine and it is a concern. It could mean a couple of things. One is not good but the other is almost always fatal.
The vet that was on duty when we arrived yesterday just called and she sounded more optimistic but still guarded. She said she has never seen such a massive assault of bees. They removed 18 stingers through the night, she removed half a dozen yesterday and she doesn't know how many more were taken or how many they have missed. She said Raiders face was very swollen and if you put your hand within 6 inches of his face he backed away. He is in much pain even with with the pain meds, steroids, antihistamines.
This morning, the vet felt Raider looked a little better to her. His blood pressure is okay. We opted to pass on more tests and put our money on treatment and keeping him there in the hospital. He is awake and tried to eat but it is difficult for him probably because of the trauma around his face and because of the stress on his system. They are watching for bruising (peticia) which would indicate the most serious condition and that his immune system doesn't turn on itself (she called it decompensate). We are all hoping his little body can make a turn and start getting all of this venom out.
Thank you for your prayers and comments!
|My very sweet, very loving Raider giving kisses|