View Full Version : *Heavy Sigh* Cody emergency--Updated

2nd February 2007, 03:07 PM
It seems as though sleep was just in my grasp...but yet it escapes me once again. :(

Last night before my championship kickball game, Cody went outside to potty and came back into play. Suddenly I realized that the side of his lip was quickly swelling to the size of a golf ball, and that his nose was getting really puffy. :yikes :yikes :yikes It felt hard as a rock and kept getting bigger. I gave him a a 1/2 dose of baby benedryl and the swelling immediatly began to go down. My guess is that he got ahold of a bee as he was sniffing around in the mulch outside. I called my vet (at home, he was thrilled) and he said to just keep an eye on him because the swelling was already going down substantially.

So we took Cody to my kickball game (I must say that I ran fast as heck around those bases because I wanted to be back on the bench with my baby) and he was our little puffy faced mascot. (We won by the way ;) ). We kept Cody in bed with us so we could moniter him, then I ended up sleeping on the couch with him. At about 3am his face began to swell again, but not nearly as bad as it was earlier. I took him to see the vet this morning and his face had returned back to normal, but he was having trouble swallowing. They gave him a shot of cortizone and told me to keep giving him the benedryl through the night. :? :? :?

Every time I got Cody nice and calm last night, Zoey would cry in her crate to potty, so I literally GOT NOT A WINK of sleep. I took the day off work so I could watch my little guy, and now I am going to go crash. Just wanted to share my trauma. I took pictures of Cody's ordeal so I could show the vet, and I will post them later after some shut eye. It was unbelievable!

2nd February 2007, 03:09 PM
poor you and cody i hope he's feeling better soon.

2nd February 2007, 03:14 PM
Oh gosh I am tired just reading all that! Hope you get some sound sleep and Cody is fine. :flwr:

Denise G.
2nd February 2007, 03:17 PM
What a night you had! I'm sorry to hear Cody wasn't feeling well. Hopefully, he'll be a new puppy today. Now, if Mommie can only get some sleep. :slp:

Hope you have a better night tonight. All the puppies should be exhausted by then--hopefully.

Thank God it's Friday!!

2nd February 2007, 03:38 PM
:( :( :( Poor baby boy! I hope all is back to normal today. And I hope you get well rested. :flwr:

But back that train up...a kickball league??? Too fun! I have never heard of that for adults! :D

2nd February 2007, 03:39 PM
I use to play kickball, I swear you use muscles you haven't used since you were7. OUCH

What a night...i am sorry about cody and glad he is on his way to being better.

2nd February 2007, 04:00 PM
Oh wow Monica, I'm shattered reading that post too!

hope that Cody is on the mend now and that all of the babies and therefore you manage to get some sleep tonight - roll on the weekend!! :flwr:

2nd February 2007, 04:34 PM
It's odd it went down so quick and then swelled up again, would be interested to see those pics. Did Cody complain at all? :flwr:

Joanne M
2nd February 2007, 08:18 PM
That's awful. Poor Cody how is he today? How are you? I hope you've gotten some rest. Keep us posted on the swelling.

Congratulations on the Kick-Ball Win.

2nd February 2007, 09:11 PM
What a frightening and stressful experience. How are things today?

Cathy Moon
3rd February 2007, 12:29 AM
Hope he's better very soon! That is scary; you might want to carry a small bottle of benadryl whenever you take him anywhere. :hug:

My hubby used to have to carry an Epipen wherever he went, until we found out what caused him to go into anaphylactic shock twice. Turns out he's allergic to celery.

Cathy T
3rd February 2007, 02:46 AM
Poor little guy...and poor you! Finally going to get some sleep ... and wham! I wonder what caused it. How's he doing today?

3rd February 2007, 03:17 AM
Having gotten my puppy the same weekend as Zoey, I'm having trouble understanding how you had enough energy for kickball BUT a sick dog on top :yikes Oh you deserve lots of sleep this weekend :flwr:

3rd February 2007, 11:36 AM
Oh poor Kody and poor you as well :shock: Now go and get some shut eye :slp: :slp: :slp:

3rd February 2007, 05:24 PM
Oh Monica I am so sorry to hear that *HUGZ*!

hope you got some sleep and Cody is feeling better..!! :( How awful to have that happen I was getting goosebumps even reading it!

*HUGZ* to all of you guys! I totally understand how it is to not get any sleep!! lol Tried to let the munchkin sleep with me last night and the OH got an unpleasant wake up call by her biting his ears and hair and pulling on them.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

3rd February 2007, 06:01 PM
oh lord monica how scary!!

thank goodness you had the benedryl on hand...such a smart idea! get some rest and i hope that you and cody feel much better today!


5th February 2007, 01:55 PM
Sooooo, it has been a completely wacky week!!! I am so glad it is all over. Sorry it took so long to post the pictures, but we had 30 people at our house last night for the Superbowl :yikes . Needless to say I have been CRAZY busy and have missed a lot on the board!!! Here is my poor little man with his face all blown up! It's hard to tell what you are looking at because he is one big mess!! The side shot is where he got stung and that portion of his lip literally was the size of a golf ball at it's worse. :yikes These were taken when the swelling had just begun.


Thankfully, he is all better now so maybe I can get some rest!! :sl*p:

Cathy T
5th February 2007, 03:25 PM
Yikes. That would have given me a good fright. I keep benadryl on hand and also carry a couple in my walking pouch...in case of bee stings.

6th February 2007, 02:30 AM
Yikes Monica! :yikes I would have FREAKED!

Thank God Cody has such a good mommy and was able to take care of him so quickly. :flwr:

Glad everything is finally sorted out :)

Gracie's Mommy
6th February 2007, 04:18 AM
Poor Cody...and Monica, for the scare! Glad he's feeling better and hopefully you've been able to get some sleep in the meantime!

6th February 2007, 05:10 AM
Poor pup! I'm glad you saw it right after it happened and had the Benadryl! Get some sleep! ;)