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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I will continue to dislike snakes!!


Yesterday, we received quite a scare. My dog, Buck(you have seen pics. of him before here), was nosing around by the pond on the property and met something unexpected. My mom, sis,bro, and grandpa were down by the pond with Buck, when they saw him jump back out of some tall weeds, while yelping VERY loudly multiple times.When they saw him, he had two puncture wounds(Small holes) in his nose. In the 60 sec walk from the pond to our trailer, his the area between his eyes and his nose was starting to swell. In fifteen minutes that area was puffed up and the rest of his face was swelling as well.IN twenty min. his face had swollen a lot, by the 35. min mark he was VERY lethargic,did NOT want to move at all, very very mild(he was a completely different dog) his eyes basically closed because of swelling, and he looked like this(picture).....
Now, fortunately, we were able to take him to the vet. where they gave him some shots to get the swelling down, and some medicine to help him out. Of course, we did not get anti-venom because he didn't need it, and because it cast 600 dollars to get anti-venom for him. Thankfully, the shots helped, he is doing a lot better, and the swelling has gone down extremely. God answered out prayers.
p.s. i will have and audio of me on the radio here in a couple of days.


8 comments:

Frizz said...

Poor Buck! I'm so glad he is getting better though.

Syreena K. Zycest said...

Yikes!!! At least he is getting better. He is an awesome dog.

Raja-Man said...

Syreena: When have you ever seen buck???

Syreena K. Zycest said...

Gosh I have told you all of this before!!!!! AT family Camp You are so forgetful...Do you even remember my birthday?

MennoGirl said...

Oh, poor boy! (dog & owner) The snakes down there are horrid, and a hefty vet bill isn't particularly pleasant either.

His Handmaidens said...

Poor Buck! I always liked Buck. So glad he's getting better.

Hayley

Raja-Man said...

Syreena: I am NOT!! I do too!!!

thankyou, i just hope this does not effect him in the long run...

Syreena K. Zycest said...

Okay Okay...I believe you.