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07 March 2010 @ 06:24 pm
Maple scare..  
So yesterday I took Maple to get her DHPP(i think..) and Corona vaccines. They gave it to her in one vaccine. Everything was fine until about 5 or 6 hours later. I'm leaving my moms house and notice a few spots but since it was raining I thought she just had some wet spots. As we're in the car I notice the spots, which were really hives, were multiplying.. she was itching her eye and it was all red, panting and her face and lips were all swelling with hives. Call my mom and rush to the E-vet, she called to let them know I was coming. Get there and we are one of 3 there due to allergic reactions to vaccines but as soon as they saw Maple they told the other two they had to take her because Maple was the only with very visible reactions. $140 (which who cares for one of my babies)later and injections of steroids and antihistamine she is thankfully doing much better. I've never felt so bad though cause they needed to take her back and as I was holding her she literally turned toward me and clawed into me like "noooo mama, dont let them take meeeeeeeeee!" So now that shes had this allergic reaction, which was her first, they said she is more likely to have more and I'll need to give her benadryl before or take her in early so they can pre-treat her and/or keep her for an hour after to keep watch on her. And also to only give her the vaccines absolutely necessary and only one at a time. Anyone have experience with all of this?

I haz a boo boo.

now i haz a hungry
boo boo bandaid
lookin dead haha
oooh belly rubz make all better

lola says better her den mez

maple is feeling better and watching tv :]
Nancie: Personal - Banjo Xmaseicnan on March 8th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
How scary, poor Maple! I have no experience with an allergic reaction but a friend of mine has to keep her mix breed on Benedryl too. I know she also has to do the shots a few days apart. It sounds like everything they told you is what she does with her dog too.
Trishtranslucentpink on March 8th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
My Bostie, Marley is terribly allergic to bee stings. She's been stung twice and both times her whole little face swells up and she breaks out in horrendous hives. We have to keep giving her Benadryl until the swelling and hives goes down. She's so miserable through the whole thing too.
Defying Gravity: Tuffystarlit12 on March 8th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your scare, but I'm glad to hear all is ok now! Must have been frightening!
Genevieve: hogwarts and Ialwaysgenevieve on March 8th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Poor Maple baby!

Tinkerbell (parent's boston) has had this happened and almost died! Thank god for the E-vet
Sheri: STAINSbooksaremyhabit on March 9th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
My Tinkerbell has always had reactions..it's the lepto..that's what the vet said anyway...now that she's old I just say no to all shots
C.a.t.h.i.e_simplyinlove on March 9th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think Violet had a reaction to that round of vaccines. Whenever they give her a vaccine, they give her a shot of benadryl as well. It's $18 with my vet for that extra shot of benadryl, but with how easily she seems to get a reaction, it's worth it and not her health or the extra vet bill. I'm glad your baby is okay!!

figglesfiggles on March 11th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Fig had a REALLY bad reaction to a bee sting a couple years ago. The E-Vet told me that as soon as she gets stung (if she ever does in the future) to give her a double dose of Benadryl and take her in to the vet immediately because she's much more likely to have additional severe reactions the next time. It was so scary, though... her entire body swelling up and not breathing very well.... I hated seeing her suffering like that :-( I'm so glad Maple is feeling better and that you caught it early (and recognized it as a reaction)!