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    Default Re: Matilda is in the hospital!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    I am a sobbing mess in the lobby of the hospital.

    Matilda had a random allergic reaction and her face swelled up. It was really bad and her eyes shut. We rushed her to the vet and they think she ate a bee. They gave her Benadryl and said she was stable but then her blood pressure started dropping and now I'm crying at the vet.

    Its also not her normal vet, we were at my friends house in LA.

    Has this happened to any of your babies? She usually sees an EB specialist and I am a panicked wreck!!!

    Please tell me she will be ok!

    I bet Matilda will be fine. I am glad you were able to quickly get her to a vet. I'm sure it must have been very scary seeing her face swell. I bet she will look better in the am. Prayers sent your way!

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    A big hug your way and hoping she gets to go home with you soon.
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    Praying for you AND your baby. Not too long ago I was in a panic at the emergency vet too and he spent the night. He was ok the next morning, so try to be calm...i know, I know. It's easy for me to say. Keep us updated!


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    Default Re: Matilda is in the hospital!!!

    Usko had the same awhile ago, but not as severe. i remember how worried I was, so I can relate. Hang in there, she will be fine in no time!

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    Just seeing this and further reading relieved me that she got stabilized, will keep both
    of you in my prayers and hoping YOU get rest too.

    Christmas Day, Brutus broke out in huge hives, no Vets open, most fortunately his face
    & airways weren't affected and Benedryl helped, never knew what he got into, no new
    foods or chew toys, it must have been a contact w/an allergen but what? I was a basket
    case, EBN'ers held my hand & comforted me (I LOVE you guys (& girls) as they are doing
    for you.

    Agree w/the severity of her symptoms you need an EpiPen (if okay for dogs) on hand, always
    Benedryl & lemon juice to squirt in mouth if phlgem closes it up. Give her smooshy kisses for us!


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

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    Looking forward to the update that tells us she's "back home with her peeps" and a-ok.

    I've always been afraid that this would happen to Little Bea; she's such an avid bug-catcher / bug-chaser.

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    My friends female bully would do the same thing and omg it was horrible. She never would take her to the vet and would just give benidryl and pretty much just let her girl calm down and eventually it would begin to slowly go away. I was more panicked than the owner. Yes they certainly do swell up and yes do their eyes ever sell shut. My biggest fear was her throat swelling up but my friend said she would be ok. At least with you taking the proper steps with your bully you now have more knowledge of what to do. Happy she is good today!

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    Glad to hear that Matilda is doing better! Hopefully she will get to come home soon. Frank ate a bee once and half of his face almost instantly became swollen. Luckily we caught it quick and gave him benedryl and watched him closely for any breathing issues. We were so lucky that it didn't get worse and the swelling went down within the hour. We are sending well wishes for Matilda!
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    Bella was taken twice now for a bug bite that made her face swell. They would keep her for the day and give her IV fluids and steroids. They keep them to make sure that the don't have breathing problems. Now don't panic that is will take a while for the swelling to go down. It took Bella almost a week.

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    Glad to hear she is doing better, and she will be back to normal soon.
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    Waiting to hear how Matilda is feeling today. This was just horrifying and I would feel exactly the same. At the same time I want to thank you for this post because I learned something very important by reading all these threads. I am going to keep Benadryl with me when I am far from home and Miss Tallulah and I are out of the city for our country walks in the summer. I have Benadryl but can someone tell me how to give it and how much you give if there is an allergic reaction? This could be life saving.

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    Default Re: Matilda is in the hospital!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tooleysmom View Post
    Waiting to hear how Matilda is feeling today. This was just horrifying and I would feel exactly the same. At the same time I want to thank you for this post because I learned something very important by reading all these threads. I am going to keep Benadryl with me when I am far from home and Miss Tallulah and I are out of the city for our country walks in the summer. I have Benadryl but can someone tell me how to give it and how much you give if there is an allergic reaction? This could be life saving.
    I go by the general guideline of 1mg of Benadryl per pound of body weight. Winston's a Chunkey little Monkey, so I give two tablets. It zonks him out pretty well, so be prepared to carry your baby home. ><

    Proud Mother of Winston Biscuit since October 30, 2010.

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