Monday, February 21, 2011

My Beloved Ruby

I just wanted to show you this picture of my Beloved Wife RUBY after she had her annual shots the other day. Ruby is FINE... NOW... butt...

Just look at what happened to her. She had a bad reaction and got all swollen. She had to go BACK to the Dawgtor... and have ANOTHER SHOT... to stop the reaction. She will have to take meddies fur a few days... butt that is fine... as long as my beloved Ruby is safe and well. Our Mom J. was so worried that she stayed up ALL NIGHT to be sure Ruby was breathing right.
I LOVE my Mom In Paw... She is the BESTEST. Poor Penny was worried about her sister too.

You might remember that this recently happend to PUDDLES also. AND many many years ago it happened to Baron... who was the Last of the Short Hairs that mom and dad had.

And THIS is the reason that my mom REFUSES to all allow my VET Dawgtor to give me all of MY shots at one time. From the day that Baron had the reaction.. she has REFUSED to allow all the shots to be given even in the same WEEK. The VET finally Stopped giving my mom a hard time about this issue... She just refuses to allow it to happen. No Combo Shots fur any of the dawgs in her life.....PERIOD....
I am just thanking the grrrreat Dawg that Ruby is fine now and that Penny wasn't effected at all. WHEW

PeeS... I would like to thank everybuddy who added their sweet words of support in your comments yesterday. Ronnii and Richie's Momma Tea is such a fine lady. I wanted to do SOMETHING to let her know that she is not in this alone. WE are here fur her.

It didn't hurt at fact, I felt sooooo good afterwards.. if you get my drift!!!!!


3 doxies said...

OH MY DOG!!!!!! Poor, sweet Penny. Her looks way worse than me, hers just must haves been a terrible reaction. I bet Momma J was just freakin out. But, thank goodnesses hers is better nows. OUr Vet mentioned dat da throat could close up too and it skeered mum too.


3 doxies said...

Why on earth did I call her Penny? I meant Ruby...I think I was too freaked by what happened.
My apologies.


Mango said...

That happened to my momma's corgi that she had when she was just a young pup herself. Yup, we only get one shot at a time, thank you very much.


Mollys Momma said...

Poor Ruby, I hope she is all better soon, we are sending our bestes healing thoughts to her Frankie. I know her Moms will be taking the very best care of her and with you sending her your uber pawesome healing vibes she will be right as rain in no time at all.
Big hugs to you sweetness
Momma Tea
xxx xxx

Agnes B Bullock said...

One shot at a time- your Momma is a genius Frankie!

Mr. Pip said...

Poor Ruby, I am so glad she is OK. I don't have my shots all at once either. My brother Sweet Pea (our 20 year old cat) has always had problems with vaccines and the vet finally stopped giving him his shots about 8 years ago.

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: I will soon be joining you in the fur free club.

Texas The Doxie said...

OMD!!!!!!! That is scary! I has never had a reactions but mom will keep dis in mind!!

Minna Krebs said...

Poor Ruby!!!!!!

Her looks soooooooooo miserable....and I imagine your Mom-in-Paw was terrified!

Thank dogness that her is doing betters!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oks....what goes on here...What is it wit weenies and reactions all of a sudden. I tells everyones bout my brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie)'s bad reactions to da rabies shot and den Puddles has a reaction and now Ruby. Max's bad reaction is to da rabies shot. He has to stay at da vet's all day long when he gets dem so dey can give him anti-reaction shots all day. Da odder shots he got on anudder day but da last time he got very, very sick so da vet said no more shots for him.

Sammy and Andy said...

MEOWZA!!!!!!!!!! We are purraying for Ruby. Allergies can be such a bummer. We love you, Frankie (and that includes all your loved ones)


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh. My. Dog. That is horribulls. We do be of the beleef that we overvaccinate dogs and that be bad, bad, bad. We has seen even worser stuff happen from it. And yes Frankie, you is rite, V-E-T immunologists do say combo needles be furry bad.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor Ruby - we are hopeful that swelling goes down quickly. We hear about his happening more and more. Paws crossed for sweet Ruby.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ruby and Penny said...

Oh Frankie, how sweet of you to post a picture of me, not looking my gorgeous self. The doghouse is waiting for you.
Love ya

Kitty+Coco said...

Oh Frankie, I do hope you sent her lots of kisses to feel better. You know, a few treats wouldn't hurt either. I totally had a bad reaction also, and mom had to shove human benadryl down my throat. It was horrible! It was so weird, b/c within minutes my eyes were nearly swollen shut and I had huge hives all over.
One shot at a time fo sho!


Jess and Glacier said...

Aria here. This must be a pwoblem with us Dachshunds. My baby bwother Balloo had bad reaction too. Mom said only one shot at a time for him too. His eyes swelled up and his beautiful eyes were goopy. Poor Ruby-I am gwad she is better.
Wots of Puppy Wove

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Frankie,
I am here I am here!!!!! It has been soso long!! So happy to visit with you Frankie!! Soo happy!!!
We have been through the same thing that Ruby went through!! Bambi almost died!! By the time Bambi was 4 years old she had to have her shots one by one and longer and longer in between shots!! When Bambi was 9 years old she had a bad reaction to the rabies shot!!!!! She swelled up almost all over and started throwing up!!! This went on for 33 days!!! She throw up 3 to 5 times a day and I had to force water down her just to keep her alive! Needless to say she has not had a rabies shot since!! That was a very scary time!!!!! I am glad Ruby is Ok now but tell her look out it only gets worse with age!!
Thanks so much for your visit!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

Barbara said...

OH NO!! I hope she's better now! Poor baby!

rottrover said...

Poor Ruby!! You doxies are furry sensitive. We always just feel a little out of it after our shots. But we're way bigger than you guys. We'll talk with our v.e.t. next time though. Thanks.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

road-dog-tales said...

Accckkk! Poor Ruby!!! We're soooo glad is all better now! And she must be 'cause we see that she's ready to put you in the doghouse for posting pics that she didn't approve :)

PeeS - We sent some snack offerings for the banquet.

The Road Dogs

Peggy Frezon said...

Oh that sweet face. Poor Ruby! I'm glad she is going to be okay. It is scary to get these immunizations sometimes.

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, poor little Ruby!
We are so glad to hear she's doing much better, we feel so sorry for her!

Rudy's Raiser

Sagira said...

Oh my gosh...poor Ruby. I am happy to hear that she is okay now but man that must have been scary.

♥ Sallie said...

Oh! Poor Ruby!

I'm glad she is ok!


George the Lad said...

Oh Frankie, poor Penny that don't look good at all, I can just see how her mom would be so worried. But I am gald she is getting better.
You are such a kind caring dog, doing what you did for Momma Tea, we all loves you, I just saying.
See Yea George xxx

houndstooth said...

Poor Ruby! Hawk had a reaction to his shots and our vet gave him an exemption from having them done anymore. We get three year rabies shots so we don't have to worry as often, either! I hope Ruby is feeling better soon!


Maggie Mae said...

OoH Poor Ruby!

I am sendin' her puppy prayers!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Julia Williams said...

Oh poor Ruby! I am so glad she is okay now. I don't do combo shots either. And if any vet tried to "make" me, we'd be making our way to a new one right pronto!

scotsmad said...

Poor Ruby. We didn't know you could have a reaction like that....but maybe we don't have the same shots.

We thought Ruby was a stuffie in the picture at first.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Benny and Lily said...

Oh that poor baby. We thought that picture was photoshopped
Benny & Lily

Barb said...

Dear Frankie
I can understand how worried you must have been about your wife,
My Mum had a sheltie once he has crossed the bridge, when he was a puppy he had the same reaction the first time he had his shots and had to have an injection to stop the swelling, but was fine for years and years afterwards, but it is a worry for our Humans when they want to take the best care of us.
Hope your weather is warming up on your hill. it is still very hot in the land downunder
Lots of tail wags from your mate

Barb said...

I forgot something, I did not realize everyone was getting sick from the Rabie's shots, that is so frightening,
Australia does not have rabie's so I do not need that shot, I am so happy about that. I know my mum would not let Dr Kym give it to me with everything else.

Mack said...

Poor Ruby. I just know her sweet momma was worried sick.
Thank heavens she is better!!!!

Zona said...

Oh heavens! I am SO glad Ruby is feeling better. What a scare!!! I bet you were worried sickies too!

Thankful wags,

detroit dog said...

Oh, Ruby! Such a scare! I am glad she is all right now.

These Dawgters might mean well, but they just don't know everything!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Frankie!
Poor Ruby!
That is very scary!
I am happy to know she is much better now!
You are so right! Only one shot at a time!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Poor Ruby. I'm so glad she's going to be all right, but what an awful experience she's having, poor sweet baby.

Jazzi said...

Oh poor Ruby!! I am glad that the new meds helped her to get back to normal!!


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're so sorry to read about Ruby's terrible experience, and we're very glad she's better. When she reflects on it, we're sure Ruby will appreciate your doing such an informative PSA for all the other doggies, in keeping with your duties as Mayor of Blogville.

We were also very touched to read of your gallant gesture of support for Richie's mom. We're all keeping our paws crossed for her.

Jed & Abby

Anonymous said...

Geez poor Ruby! Glad she's back to herself. That would have been scary for Mom!

Waggin at ya,

Moose said...

Oh nos Frankie! That is terrible about Ruby! Glad she is going to be OK. Momma does not get why the vet is in such a hurry to give the shots. They seem to want to see me all the time so why not just make me come back a few times? Sheesh!