Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"You Are getting Sleepier..."

God I am so tired. I feel sick I'm so tired. I'm feeling, not just tired...depressed, apathetic, and amotivated. All I want to do is hide out under the covers.

I get up in the morning, without much trouble, though my puppy is waking me at night. I am trying to just get out of bed in the a.m when he want out, which is 7:30 or so. I am okay for a few hours and then, where I used to wait for 4pm to show up so I could have a nap, now I am waiting for 2 or 3 pm. I just feel like collapsing then.

Yesterday it was 1:30 by the time I got home from my drawing class and took my puppy for a walk. On the walk I thought he got stung by a wasp on his foot, so we came in from the field. We both fell asleep for about an hour and then I woke to him rubbing his face. I looked at him and his eyes were so swollen they were almost shut. I started to panic because I have two sisters who swell up and go into anaphylactic shock if stung by a bee; meaning they keep epipens (adrenaline? needles) with them at all times.

(Here is the poor swollen guy)

Images of my puppy suffocating were going through my mind. I called the vet and they said to give him Benadryl (which I actually had, because my other dog had reactions to bees) I just needed to know how much to give a puppy. After the Benadryl the swelling slowed down and stopped and in a 6 or 7 hours it went down to almost normal. It freaked me out though and I put him in bed with me so I could feel him breathing. When he stopped swelling we both slept until almost 5pm.


Dr Shock said...

Very handsome looking guy. Hang in there.He will grow up.
Regards Dr Shock

Polar Bear said...

Aww.....poor little Skookum.

Tamara said...

Oh, bless his heart! How frightening. I would FREAK if my puppies swelled up like that.