Weekly Smile 68 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Friday I noticed that Idina looked funny.  There was a big swollen area on the side of her jaw.  We brought her to the vet and they said there was little they could do at that time.  She appeared to have an abscess.  They would have to drain it later, but it wasn’t ready.  They gave us meds.

Saturday it looked worse – it looked like she had tried to swallow a football (American football ;) ) because the entire side of her face was so puffed up.  But Sunday it looked better.  And Monday better yet.  Yesterday she went back to the vet.  Still no fluid to drain, and swelling was much reduced.  In the evening she looked almost normal.

Idina with the magic stick

She did run a slight fever on Friday, but for the most part acted like normal.  It was great seeing her almost 100% yesterday.


So that is my smile, a sick puppy that is getting much better and is almost back to her old self, no matter how much a pain that old self is ;)

So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the link-up (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!


Note – the weekly smile runs Wednesday Morning to Wednesday morning.  I post in the morning (Eastern US) and put up the link usually between 7 and 8 AM EST.  I also try to post on Sunday as a reminder.  People can and do join throughout the week.

Idina running

23 thoughts on “Weekly Smile 68 #weeklysmile

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  5. nonsmokingladybug

    She looks so much like Patches, even the look in her eyes. Our Patches is highly allergic to bees, so it seems. She too came in one day with a swollen face, later on that day, I noticed all kind of bees and bumble bees around our butterfly bush.
    I gave her Benedryl, something I always have at home, ever since our Weimaraner tried to eat a bee and had moving bumps all over.
    Benedryl can be given to dogs when they have a swollen face or an allergic reaction. 1 g for each pound of weight preferably hidden in peanut butter. :-)

    I am glad she is doing better.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Actually, the first thing we did was give her Benedryl. When it didn’t go down, that’s when we called the vet.

      I remember seeing pictures of Patches. Hey, how did you get our dog! It is funny how alike the look. Idina is 100% muscle and plays really, really hard. She can run like a greyhound. Amazing little girl.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      She is on even more powerful antibiotics and we’ll take her back next week and see. they first thing they asked is if she chews sticks a lot. Well, yes. I guess sometimes they’ll get a splinter that will get infected. They didn’t see any sign of a splinter, so we’re not sure.



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