Last Sunday started out nice and sunny. Went out to our friend's, Becky, farm to visit and ride, and Bruno got more than he expected, kicked/stepped on by a horse. After a four hour wait at the ER for small animals, Bruno's diagnosis looked good. Looked as though Bruno got nailed in the jaw and bit his tongue, with some bruising. A prescription of Rimadyl and some good RNR. Bruno seemed just fine during the week. Until this afternoon. We came home from breakfast out with some friends, to a lethargic and shivering baby boy. His ears were flat on the sides of his head, this was not our lil' boy! He was shivering but didn't feel cold. He didn't want to eat, even treats! There is a thunder storm around Lexington, so we thought maybe he got scared because we weren't home when this started, but he never had reacted to a thunder storm this way.
I thought, maybe he need to get out of the house and into the woods. A friend was going to her Uncle's house, who lives near a creek, and invited us to go, as they were going to teach a family dog how to swim. I thought this might be the perfect medicine! Bruno loved chasing the sticks into the water, and he swam for the first time, wonderful Bruno! I thought things were better, well, when we got home he went back to shivering and now wheezing. Our vet's office closed just as I called to get an opinion on what to do. They sent us directly to the ER for small animals, again. This would be the second time in a week.
So, we get to the ER and the nurses all recognize him and give him praises and hellos. Ok, well, the short of the long of it, he has swelling in his right lymph node, probably from the previous horse incident. The Dr. thought because his Rimadyl wore off that he was now feeling the pain, this was the reasoning for the shivering. The Dr. gave us another perscription of Rimadyl and Tramadol, basically an anti-inflamatory and a pain killer. We have to feed him wet puppy food now, even mix it with water to make it easier for him to eat, and NO CHEW TOYS! Poor guy.
Here are some pics of the lil' buggers swallon node...
I'll keep you posted on how the lil' guy is doing!
(wet)Chow for now...