Sammy received the medication well for the last few hours of his life, until he took a turn for the worst. While driving him to the vet, he has passed away and went on his way home. For anyone reading this, I regret to inform you of this sad news.
Our doxie senior (11 years old), Sammy, all of a sudden has tremendous swelling among both eyes and forehead. This started two days ago when the underside of his right eye started to swell. At the time we thought of nothing much of it as he always chases small insects like bees around that would sting him, but now looking back I am not so sure. I guess call it bad observations or being a bad owner, but normally if a "bee" would sting him his right under would always bee the areas to swell up. I never correlated that it happening more frequently was a warning sign. Upon checking the area for any bites or string areas I could not find anything. This swelling also has seemed to affect his barking and eating habits. Before the swelling started, he would always bark at every little thing. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY EVERY LITTLE THING. Now when he barks it sounds like it is labored and hurts him to do it! It also caused him in general to stop eating and barking, leading me into thinking that whatever this is, is also hurting his jaw.
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My family and I plan on taking him to the vet immediately first thing in the morning. Any help before hand as to what this may be or caused by would be tremendous! If any questions arise, I will be relentlessly checking this post, so please comment and I will update the question.
Upon helping him down the stairs outside to go use the restroom, he seems very disoriented and dragging his left front leg. He stumbles around and often falls over. He is also having a hard time using the restroom.