Briar Rabbit Primitives by Folk Artist Starla Myers

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Sick Puppy....

Oh Dear! My Beautiful Philly Boy is Sick! He was fine when I went to bed on Wednesday morning around 1:30 am. He & Chief were snoozing on the couch & when I turned out the lights, Phil followed me to my room, but decided to sleep in his own bed, instead of on mine. No probs...he does this sometimes, so off we go to ZZZZZZZZ land.

Well, I wake up around 5:30 am & Phil is in bed w/ me, but he's shivering, so I cover him up & snooze until the alarm goes off at 6:00 am. When we get up, I notice 3 or 4 large whelps on Philly's back. Hmmm...something must have bit him? I wonder...he has such fair & sensitive skin, the least abrasion makes a place on him, so I go on about getting ready for work. I come out of the kitchen & get the shock of my life!

Within 15 minutes time, my Philly boy is broken out in horrible bumps on top of bumps all over his head, muzzle, neck, legs, toes...his whole body! And some of them are starting to bleed!

I am feeling pretty sure it is a bite or allergic reaction...Could he be allergic to Chief? Hubs asks...Trying to lighten my worry w/ a joke...(Not the time for corny jokes hun...I'm Freaking Out here)

Soooo...off to work with me he goes...Vet says just as I had thought...probably a bite, but not too serious...he gives him a big dose of benedryl & the bleeding stops & the bumps seem to lessen, or at least stop forming more...We feel this is going to do the trick.

At home that night...the bumps come back with a vengeance! Again within 15 minutes, Phil is broken out worse than ever & bleeding again.

So...today he is still broken out awful, but now on an antibiotic & a steroid. We are hoping this will take care of his hives, poor baby. If not, it's back to the Vet tomorrow... And... I did kill a large brown spider in my bedroom this morning when I was getting ready for work. Still don't know if that's what it is, but Phil is not sleeping in his bed for the time being, just in case!

Thanks so much for all of your kind words & emails, checking on my Philly Boy. I appreciate everyone's concern for my buddy. I hope he is back to his Beautiful Bully self SOON!

5 comments:

Cookie said...

poor guy :(

give him a hug and kiss from Aunt Cookie and high hopes he is back to his normal lovin self soon! ♥

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Get well soon Phil, Goldie & Biscuit send kisses !
He really looks pitiful!
~~Pam

Carol Roll said...

Oh Starla how scary!! I'm glad he's gonna be alright!

Sharon Stevens said...

Hope Phil is doing better. My pup is not feeling well..she's following me everywhere and leaving a bubble of nasty air whereever she goes. Think she got ahold of something and ate it that made her sick. Poor baby. I gave her some meds and we'll see how she is tomorrow. I hate that they can't tell you what's wrong but just give you sad eyes.
Hugs,
Sharon

rockriverstitches said...

Starla, Hope your Phil is doing better. Poor Baby..Please let us know if he is doing ok now.

Tammy

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy
This is one of my all time favorite pieces. I used my APBT Phil as the model for Rocket Dog.

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Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll
Apollo has been to obedience school. Can't say the same for Mr. Reece...LOL!

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?
Reece gives Mr Kittlesworth a hug....

Wyatt gets luv from Phil

Wyatt gets luv from Phil