Talos had a run in with a bee yesterday. He came in limping, laid down and immediately began chewing his paw. Uh-oh. So I watched it and it got bigger and redder. And bigger. And then a little bit bigger. But at least he was breathing normally and he wasn't swelling anywhere else. So at least I knew we didn't have to worry about anaphylactic shock. But that toe, it kept getting bigger.
So off we went to teach Canine Building Blocks, Talos and I. He needed some help getting to the car, his little paw was hurting something fierce. We got to class and his paw looked even bigger, a full 90 minutes after the incident happened. The picture of his paw was taken a full five hours after the sting. It was still pretty darn big!
I asked Dr. Geof Ruppert of Yellow Springs Veterinary Clinic if he could just look at it to make sure Talos wouldn't lose a leg.It was clearly painful for Talos and Dr. Ruppert said a shot of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) certainly wouldn't hurt him. So we got Talos on the scale, the kind doctor figured the dose and we got both Benadryl and a pain reliever into Talos.
He's right as rain this morning, but I kept him home from daycare just the same. I wasn't sure if his paw was sore or not and I didn't want him to be grumpy when another pup stepped on it.