June 17th, 2010

Misato/Mai

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So day before yesterday, right as we got home from work, Bella did her "I'm happy you are home dance" and then ran outside. She started eating some grass and then immediately started reverse sneezing. I went over and put my fingers over her nose to stop it....but it wouldn't stop. The reverse sneezing fit went on for about 20 minutes and she vomited twice.

I called the emergency clinic by us and explained the situation and they stated if she's functioning normally otherwise, don't worry about bringing her in. However if it persisted through the night, take her to the vet in the morning.

The rest of the night, about every 10 minutes, she'd have a little reverse sneezing fit. I took her into the vet first thing the next morning and they gave her a steroid shot, put her on antibiotics, and sent us on our way.

The vet stated that if it persists through friday, to come back in. They'd sedate her, and go in to look at her throat and push some water through her nose....

I went back to work today (I stayed home yesterday to monitor her), and she had one fit before we left.

Has anything like this happened to anyone before? If so, what action was taken? I was not able to take Bella to our regular vet since they were closed yesterday morning. In my research, the only possible culprit I could imagine that would cause this is the grass - a piece of grass or grass seed being stuck on her palate or in her nasal cavity.....

The next course of action would cost me about $400 (according to her non-regular vet). I'm hoping it doesn't get to that point.