Saturday, January 05, 2008

1/5 Cookie

Poor, poor Cookie. Last night she began rubbing her head and then whole body against the furniture. She also started rubbing her eyes on the floor. So I turned on the lights and investigated.

She had welts all over her body again. Her face was so swollen that her eyes were mere slits. Her entire body was swollen horribly. As she rolled on her back to scratch I noticed that even her bottom was grotesque.

Luckily the last time this happened the emergency vet assured me Cookie wouldn't die from this, although it was serious. He gave me some Benadryl to give Cookie if this ever happened again.

It took a long time for it to work, but finally, even though she was still swollen, she must have stopped itching because she fell asleep.

When they woke me up at 6:15 this morning to go out, she still looked strange but okay. I don't know if I'm imagining bumps or if they were always there. She can have the meds every six hours if necessary, but she's acting pretty normal right now.

Wish I knew what caused this so I could get rid of it. I imagine it's something outside, but can't be sure.

Poor, poor Cookie.


Beata said...

Oh my gosh, poor baby! It must have been so terrible for her. Mom, I am so glad that you knew what to do. I hope this allergy will go away soon, but it would be better to find out what caused it. Love you girls! :-)

Jer said...

Thanks, sweetie. Don't know what it is, and it would cost too much to do an allergy test like they do with humans. I'm pretty sure it's something outside though.