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    Default Just Got Back from Florida. What a Nightmare trip..

    So, what should have been a week full of "fun", turned into a week full of problems.

    First, we spent two days in the Keys, Islamorada. We were there back in December and it was amazing. This time, not so much.
    Our immediate neighbors (the villa next door we shared a wall with) had a not very friendly wheaten terrier they kept on a lead. He got loose, went after Blue and bit him over the eye. It wasn't bad so we just put some Neosporin on the cut.
    They were very apologetic, and generally good people so we didn't make a stink over it. It really was an accident. But that incident pretty much set the precedence for the rest of our time in Fl.

    After we left the Keys, we drove up the west coast. Never again. Could not find a decent hotel, and winded up staying in places that looked like you could book a room by the hour, if you know what I mean. They were the sleaziest motels I've ever seen. We slept fully clothed and made sure to put those clothes in a separate bag instead of our suitcase. Yeah, it was that bad.

    Four days into the trip, and one day after being bit- Blue started scratching like crazy and hasn't stopped since. His face is one bloody mess, his tummy is red and sore, and he's just miserable. No interest in
    anything but sleeping. Don't know what's going on but it's obvious he's reacting to something. Thing is, I don't know if it's the food, the cut, or if something bit him. Either way, I'm barely holding it together. Seeing him like
    this is breaking my heart. This is the first time, I just don't know what to do. Completely out of ideas on how to help him.

    Funny thing is, when we first got to Fl, we spent two days with my parents in DelRay. If you knew my parents, you would NEVER agree to spending time with them..lol..(I can never do anything right as far as my mom goes). But it turned out to be our best two days. Had a blast and Blue loves 'em.

    So tomorrow, we're going back to the vet. I'm going to insist on full blood work and an allergy test right away. This just can't continue, need to finally get to the bottom of this

    Thanks for letting me vent. I know you guys get it.


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    Wow what a trip. Sorry Blue is not doing very well. Sometimes the hotels spray the carpet with something to keep fleas down and it can cause allergies to the bullies. This also happens at indoor dog shows. Most of the bullies at the shows will start to get red and bad allergies by the end of the shows. I hope Blue gets better soon.
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    @Davidh Thanks.
    Any idea how long the itching lasts if that's what's causing it?


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    Oh no what a nightmare trip indeed! Hope Blue gets better soon.

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    @Blueberrys Mom Usually just a few days. Have you bathed him since you got back? If not you might try that.
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    Oh no. I hope Blue is better soon...poor baby...and poor you! What a trip!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieMuttivonBifi View Post
    Oh no what a nightmare trip indeed! Hope Blue gets better soon.
    Thank you. Hoping the vet can give him something tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    @Blueberrys Mom Usually just a few days. Have you bathed him since you got back? If not you might try that.
    Yep, he got a bath as soon as we got back. Doesn't seem to have helped.


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    Oh boy… I'm SO sorry sometimes no matter how much you plan or spend things don't work out the way you want them to. I'm the QUEEN of vacation nightmares, so I completely understand how you feel… I usually end up in the ER w/one or both of my kids, or the weather is horrid. I'm glad that you at least got to enjoy a couple of days...

    Poor Blue, I think David is right on this one… who knows what they spray in those hotel rooms. Hopefully he will feel better soon… keep us posted!!!

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    @DudleysMom @ddnene
    Thank you.
    This was the trip from hell. I feel terrible for my husband though. He was so looking forward to it. He's been working on a specific project for a over a year now that's been stressing him to no end. It was finally completed in February and this trip was supposed to help him relax.
    Instead, he came home even more stressed than before we left.

    The irony is that the days I enjoyed the most were with my parents. Those were the ones I was least looking forward to. I think someone's trying to tell me something..lol..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    @DudleysMom @ddnene
    Thank you.
    This was the trip from hell. I feel terrible for my husband though. He was so looking forward to it. He's been working on a specific project for a over a year now that's been stressing him to no end. It was finally completed in February and this trip was supposed to help him relax.
    Instead, he came home even more stressed than before we left.

    The irony is that the days I enjoyed the most were with my parents. Those were the ones I was least looking forward to. I think someone's trying to tell me something..lol..

    Every time I vacation w/family I'm ready to KILL them by the time it's over, and then I look back at pics and realize we had a wonderful time!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Every time I vacation w/family I'm ready to KILL them by the time it's over, and then I look back at pics and realize we had a wonderful time!!! LOL
    lol.. i totally get it.. haha..


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    That's terrible you had such a bad trip. Poor Blue, I hope it clears up.

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