Wednesday, March 12, 2014

UPDATE on Muffin


Can we all say, this has been a long, long day.....

It all started yesterday with Muffin getting her yearly exam and shots. She got 2 shots (one in each back side) and also deworming medicine by mouth. Muffin was a champ at the Vet's and didn't put up a fuss at all.

When we got home late yesterday afternoon, Muffin went right to bed. I really had to coax her out for dinner (which believe me, is a furst!) She ate a little dinner and went right back to bed. If you knew Muffin, that is not unusual. She is an EXPERT sleeper! She would sleep day and night if you let her.

At around 2:30 this morning, I awoke to the sound of a dog barfing next to my face in bed. By the time I fully awoke and grabbed my flashlight, Muffin was out of bed and barfing all over the floor. I jumped out of bed and Muffin was trying to make her way through the house to the back door barfing all the way there. Poor little thing just kept going and going and going. I turned on the lights in the house and put on my glasses (didn't want to be stepping where I shouldn't!) I also noticed that her back end where the shots were given was a tad swollen and that Muffin was really hot to the touch.

I couldn't get her outside, as I don't think she had anything left in her. I immediately called the E-Vet. Thank goodness the E-Vet is OUR Vet and they were able to access her medical records immediately. I spoke to the Vet on call and they said to bring her right in as it sounded like an allergic reaction to the medicines.

We harnessed up the girls and off all of us went for a 15 minute drive arriving around 3:15am.

The Vet was waiting by the door for us. They gave her 2 more shots. One was a type of Benedryl and the other was for the barfing. Then they rehydrated her. She looked like a little hunchback. She is now on 2 med's for 4 days and probiotics for 3 weeks.

By the time we arrived home, it was a little after 6am. We had to strip the bed when we got home and also pick up all the barf in the house. Then we TRIED to catch some sleep.

Muffin slept in till around 10am. I was heading out the door to visit Dad at Rehab and she didn't want me to leave her. At least I got in a cup of coffee before heading out. I stayed with Dad for a few hours and had lunch with him. I had to head back home because I had to buy carpet cleaning solution on the way. What a mess we had to clean up!

After doing all that, I laid in bed and curled up with Muffin. She was happy to have her Mommy home. She slept all afternoon and finally got up to eat a little bit of her dinner. I will say she looks better than she did but she is still NOT 100%. She's on the road to recovery but not quite there.

ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND PRAYERS! We've sure had a rough patch  here this year.

I think in the very near future, I'll be doing my postings while wearing a white jacket in a room with padded walls!!


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I'm at the E-Vet with Muffin. She's having an allergic reaction to her yearly shots. Been here since 3am.

Prayers for my little girl please.



  1. We got our paws crossed fur you Muffin. Get better real soon!

  2. Oh no. Sending lots of doxie feel good rayz her way.

    Love Ruby & Penny

  3. Oh no.....Sending lots of prayers and POTP to Muffin. Call me if I can do anything.

  4. Sending healing vibes and POTP by the truck load. In our thoughts and prayers and do let is know how things are when you can.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Our paws are crossed very tight for Muffin. Little Maggie from The Three Little Pugs just had the same thing happen yesterday too! Love to all of you.

  6. What is going on with these shots, we had the same thing happen yesterday with Maggie. She had them before and never reacted and then yesterday she had a doozy of a reaction. I hope Muffin is okay. It took Mags about 12 hours to start to come out of it, and then when we woke up this morning she was her normal self, no redness or swelling or hives. Gosh last night she had hives all over her legs and tummy and head, and that was after getting a shot at noon. I felt so sorry for her. She had a rough time getting comfortable so finally we got the air mattress out and i laid down with her and she went to sleep. I kept thinking the benadryl would make her sleepy and it did but not enough to put her to sleep. I hope you have a good day with your muffin. Let us know.

  7. OMD OMD Not YOU TOO??? Stella's Sister Margaret JUST had the SAME thingy yesterday. As you can see from the comment above.
    WE have our paws Tightly crossed fur you Muffin.
    We just had OUR annual visit to the Vet... Yesterday... butt Mom NEVER lets us have more than ONE vaccination per day... We have to go BACK to the Dogtor and get MORE shots next week and Frankie has to go TWO more times since he was due fur THREE THINGYS. Our MOM always takes Benadryl with her when we get a Vaccination. She is such a worry wart.
    We have our paws TIGHTLY Crossed that you will be Fine as Frog Furs as soon as they give you a shot and some benadryl. Sorry this happened. Keep us posted.

  8. Thanks for leaving that comment on our page today. We are so glad that Muffin is home and recovering. I know your momma has had her hands full lately wif Grandpa Bob and now this....but please tell her we continually think of her each and everyday, we send our love and prayers to her and her family, and if we could we would drive over to have coffee and cookies wif her (she might have to make the cookies tho or we would need to buy them...just saying).....
    stella rose, margaret mae and angus mcconnell

  9. We are continuing to send you lots of good vibes
    Lily & Edward

  10. Oh no, sending prayers your way.

    Aroo to you,

  11. Praying for sweet Muffin's complete healing. & the pack is sending the POTP power of the paw!

  12. WE hope and pray by now you and Muffin are home and she is feeling better. Geezzzz what is it with the vaccines now a days
    Hugsmadi your bfff

  13. Snoopy sends his love! he is busy packing up his bankies toys and treats and is coming to stay!

  14. Thank goodness Muffin is better and MOST OF ALL THANK goodness for a loving MOM and Dad who took care of that sweet girl trying her best to get outside ...
    what a precious little one. Give Muff and Lily a huggle
    Madi and mom

  15. Scary stuff. We just read yesterday about Maggie from the three Little Pugs having a similar reaction. All paws crossed for Muffin to be just fine.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. Oh no! I'm so glad she's alright, and we have all our paws and fingers crossed here she has a smooth recovery. Nola has a slightly less severe action to her first rabies vaccine. Dachshunds are prone to vaccine reactions, so now whenever Nola gets a shot I give Benadryl before it, the rest of the day it gets done, and part of the following day. No more issues.
    Amanda and Nola

  17. Oh Doggies, doggie barf everywhere, Mom says that stuffs is nasty and hard to clean (Well she does Know, Hehehe) Glad Muffin is doing a little better and teying to eat, you sleep with moomy and get well Muffin, send over our POTP through the air waves directly to you!

    The Mad Scots

  18. I'm so glad that she's okay. I always worry about vaccines... but you caught this fast, and I'm so glad she's on the mend.

  19. So glad she is on the mend!

    Stop on by for a visit

  20. I am crossing paws for all of you!! I have heard it said that God doesn't give you more than you can handle,but I think you have handled enough. Its time for a break.

    Loveys Sasha

  21. Hoping your girl is feeling 100% this morning!

    Monty and Harlow

  22. Howdy Mates, oh jeez, sorry Muffin had the horrible reaction to her shots. Sending her smoochie kisses and gentle hugs. Thinking of you all and sending another hug for Grandpa Bob and his famous smile! Take care mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory


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