My poor Doberman puppy. :C
On Wednesday night, of last week she got bit by something. Not knowing how serious it was, and despite the swelling, I put peroxide, Neosporin, and cleaned the wound were she had been biting with alcohol wipes, and did not take her to the vet.
By the next morning, she was unable to walk down the stairs by herself and needed weight off of her bad leg (back, left leg). Once again I cleaned her up and left for school.
As soon as I got home, my dad took me and my dog straight to the vet, where we learned she was bit by a brown recluse. She was immediately placed into the animal hospital where she stayed. From thursday to earlier today, the vets have been discussing amputation, or putting her down, as our only two options. Naturally, I cried because I love my puppy so much. We went to go see her for the last time, and my dad wanted to make sure those were the only option we had, when the vet says “her temperature has gone down” (it was 105) “but we want to keep her just to make sure, and the swelling and infection have cleared. She may be okay”
Completely relieved, we left and that was the last time I got to see her, since that would’ve been Friday, and you can’t visit on weekends.
I picked her up today, noticing how she walked funny, despite her bad leg. She was limping on her two front legs. They are now swollen to about double their size. Her front four nipples are swollen (like she’s carrying milk, but she isn’t) from what I can tell it also looks like she may be having bloody poop (which may also be from the worms they found, ringworm and hookworm I believe). The vets say they are unsure why her entire front of her body is swelling, they say it could still be her body reacting to the spider venom/poison or the IV’s they placed in her legs. So, if you know what any of this could be, please message me, or something. I just want my little puppy to be better again. :C
Thanks for reading.