Kim here. Ugh!!!!! We need some more POTP at our house and also some help. Yes, I need YOUR help!
Lily Belle has a problem that resulted in an emergency trip to the Vet this afternoon (right as they were closing.)
When we woke up this morning she was perfectly fine. Absolutely NOTHING wrong. Fed them their breakfast as Rolf, Grandpa Bob and I were going out the door.
When we came home 2.5 hours later from running our errands I immediately noticed Lily's face. Looks like she lost a boxing match.
I grabbed her and laid her down on the couch. Her right eye was practically swollen shut, it was weeping a bit and she had a huge goose egg under her eye.
I got right on the phone with our Vet and they said they were just closing for the day but would stay open to look at Lily.
She was able to open her eye somewhat on the ride to the Vet.
Her Doctor said it could be from a bee sting (perhaps from when she went outside this morning) or could be from a tooth abscess. Couldn't be sure what was causing it.
Got a shot of steroids while there. She's on Benadryl twice a day, eye drops and ear drops in the right ear as it was inflamed. If she would tolerate a warm compress I was to try that too.
She was stung by a wasp once as a baby and she screamed bloody murder for about an hour when that happened. I don't think she was stung this morning.
Has anyone even dealt with an abscessed tooth and had these type pf results from it?
She's been sleeping a little more than normal today but that's what Benadryl does to her. She's eating fine, no problems with pooping or peeing either. The Vet said that even if she has a bad tooth it may not even be bothering her.
I've been sitting with her all day on the couch and she doesn't appear to be in any pain. I just feel horrible for her. By late tonight, the swelling has gone down maybe 5%.
We are all keeping a real close eye on her (no pun attended). We have to check back in with the Vet on Monday. If there is no change, they want to do an X-Ray on her teeth.
Any ideas or suggestions??
P.S. Rolf is doing remarkably well! He really enjoyed getting out of the house today for the first time (other than going to the Dr's) and running errands with Grandpa Bob and me. I will say, he makes a horrible "back seat driver!"