EHO IV wrote:Got him back last night. He was pretty much out of it due to the pain and anti anxiety meds. According to the Dr. we was very anxious in the kennel and uncormfortable. He kept moving around and tangling the IVs. The only time he would settle down was when a technicial would lay with him. So they gave him meds to settle down. Got home and just put his head in my lap and went to sleep. Stayed downstairs with him last night. He kept having to go out to take a leak from all of the fluids they gave him. Bill ended up being $1,300 but thankfully insurance will cover about 80% of it. I know the Carytown Emergency vet is supposedly pricey but it was the only one that I could think of at the time and they did a great job with him so I am thankful of that. Swelling has gone down alot from when I took him in. He seems ok but a little slow/foggy today. He is on pain meds for the next couple of days and no exercise except walks for a week. The swelling will drain from his face down to his neck and chest. The vet took some pics and If I can get a hold of them, I will post them up.
EHO IV wrote:Swamp, I actually gave him 50 mg of benadryl in the field before bringing him home and taking him to the vet. I have to do a follow up visit to my normal vet tomorrow and I am going to ask him if there is anything else to do besides taking him into an emergency vet. My trainer even said benadryl and he should be fine. I just read horror stories of dogs dying and didn't want to risk it. But even if benedryl is the best treatment, what else can you do for the pain and discomfort. Would be nice to carry something else in the firstaid kit to treat it.
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