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'Mione

Thanks for all your kind wishes about Hermione. I really appreciate them. I've just been so tired.

Well 'Mione as the kids call her is truly a member of the family now. Today we rushed her over to urgent care (a sadly familiar event) in our family. Albeit for a relatively benign reason. She had a huge allergic reaction (everyone has allergies) probably to a spider bite.

Other than a hugely swollen face, she had little other reaction to this series of events. When I opened her crate, she greeted me with her usual huge wiggle butt. Her entire butt, not just her tail moves. She ate her breakfast. She sat patiently as the vet examined her. She winced slightly at the second shot on her shoulder. But otherwise she waited quietly and greeted everyone politely.

She got a shot of benadryl and steroids and the swelling has mostly gotten down. Just a little on her jowls.

I looked around for the spider but couldn't find it. The irony is that C vacuumed our bedroom the night she came home and maybe that's when the spider found refuge in 'Mione's crate.

I suppose everything has a silver lining. I got to fill out my vet report early. I was supposed to take her within two weeks to the vet to get a baseline and other than her face she looked fine. I called the CCI vet clinic just in case there was something else I should do since we just left Team Training on Saturday.

I was also going to try to take it a bit easy today with her. Yesterday I kept telling her to push the push plate on a door that wasn't working. The plate was recessed, so I couldn't see that she was pushing, but nothing was happening. I now know her look of "Ma'am, I'm doing what you're telling me, but it's not working." She looked dejected after a while as I would imagine anyone would be. I misinterpreted it as resistant so I had her do it several times. She woke up twice last night and the results of HURRY weren't good. With a swollen mouth, she can't do much of her work except walk around, so we had a lovely walk to pick up Special K at school.

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emerge
Feb. 26th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
*HUG* What a stressful and exhausting weekend.

I wondered if and to what you would eventually shorten her name. I even wondered if you'd call her some version of "Maya." LOL.

*HUGS* and *KISSES* to the both of you.
poets_hand
Feb. 26th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Poor little thing! She sounds so sweet. It's awful that she's had an emergency already. I hope she heals quickly.

Hugs to all of you. :.)

frumiousb
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
poor doggy. But I'm glad it didn't turn out to be anything more serious.
brighid0704
Feb. 26th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Poor Hermione. It must suck to have a swolen up face. Caroline and Rachel send licks and wags of encouragement.
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