Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bad Weekend

Oh man, bad weekend.
I took Dexter over to Mom and Dad's with me on Saturday. Dex hadn't been outside with their dogs yet, and I wanted to give it a shot. I took Dexter and Batman outside, and stayed out there for 30 minutes while the dogs got used to Dexter. They got along great! Dex wasn't mean like he normally is. He was being submissive and kind of scared. (Pretty crazy.) After I watched to make sure they were all getting along well, I walked the fence to make sure Dex couldn't get out, and then went inside. I checked on him every hour, and he was having a good time.
Around 9:30 I ran the bath water for the boys. Dad went out to get Dexter and couldn't find him. He was hiding in the dog house, and when dad got him out we could see how bad his snout looked!
There was a huge bump on the top of his nose right between his eyes! He was whining and crying, and freaked out it you tried to touch it. I took him to the emergency vet- he has a ruptured sinus cavity!
We think the boys were just playing and it got a little too rough, and someone bit Dex. The vet didn't know what it was right away, and I ended up having to leave Dex there for a few hours. We got the call around 3:45 that they had taken care of him and we could pick him up.
Now his nose is super swollen across his whole snout, but it doesn't seem to be bothering him now. (The double doses of pain meds helps that.) He's been sleeping most of the day, but that's good. He's not supposed to be too active for the next 2 weeks. Hopefully his crazy swelling will go down soon- I think he looks like a dinosaur.
Here's a picture from last night at the vet, and then this morning when we got up.

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