They had their blood drawn for a heart worm test, full body check, and 3 shots.
All was good!
Back home and about 2 hours after shots were administered Reeses comes to my side looking just pitiful....like if he could talk he would have said, "Momma, I don't feel so good..somethings wrong with me"
I bend over to pick him up and I freak out. I run downstairs and show him to Meg.
She says, Mom, he has hives everywhere....his face looks like it's getting droopy and his eyes are almost swollen shut!
You know how a boxer looks after a really good fight...That's how my baby looked!!!
(wish I would have thought about taken a picture but I was in panic mode)
So Meg calls my mom to get the number to the Vet clinic (we go on the airbase) while I call John. The Vet has already closed so I call the Vet directly (who happens to be one of my best friends, Dala) she doesn't answer. Arg...I panic even more----Meg stays calm. Meg calls another Vet office and they said to get him in somewhere to get a cortisone shot. So we hop in the car and drive to town.
We go into this one Vet clinic which smells horrible....is dirty....no one asks us what we need...I'm thinking my dogs gonna die....I try Dala again and she answers.....I explain whats going on(Meg said I was talking LOUD) and she said she has the shot come to her house....So we got up and left that clinic...they all looked at us funny. Hmmm...crazy lady walks in with swollen dog--talks loud on phone---leaves through wrong exit between secretary desk----hahaha
So Dala shoots him up with his 4th shot of the day. She said it happens but it is rare that dogs have allergic reactions like that. From now on she will pre-med him before he gets any shots.
John got home and just loved on Reeses! He told me he didn't want Reeses getting anymore shots!! That he didn't know what he would do if something happen to him.
I gave him some benedryl about 2 hours later and he slept well. All the hives are gone and the swelling is down this morning.
Crazy how attached we get to our animals. They are like our children.