Just a quick update tonight on Snickers. Mama is totally wiped out from worrying & taking care of Snickers, so she needs to sleepy. Snickers' fever was back again this morning so the vet got her in sooner then planned. Poor girl has swollen lymph nodes on both sides of her face and neck. The right side was much much bigger then the left so we didn't realize the left was also swelled. She has no other lymph nodes swollen in her body which is good, no need to worry about something cancerous. We didn't know a doggy could have eggs on the sides of the neck, hehehehe. That's what they feel like, totally huge. The vet was even surprised they were so big. Everything else on her checks out good, lungs, no more sinus infection, heart, toofies, eyes, ears, etc.
So since she just has the swollen nodes with a fever, it boils down to some kind of bacterial infection of UNKNOWN cause. It is possible that maybe it started from the sinus infection OR those nasty tick bites that she had in the last few weeks. Hmmmmm, do ya think it was a Lacie tick???
Or the Mango tick???
Nahhhhhhhh, they wouldn't even hurt a flea, hehehehe. Little Snickers was so happy to get to the vet's office. She was her wiggle butt self until after she was weighed, then she plopped down in the middle of the hallway to sleep. The vet gave her a steroid shot to start getting the swelling under control fast. Then she is on the antibiotic Baytril for 10 days to get rid of this nasty thing. Baytril is a stronger, better drug for these types of bacterial infections. We sure hope it works it's magic. Snickers has been sleeping in her bankies since we came home, besides drinking a gazillion tons of water cause she's so hot from the fever and the good thing is that she still has her appetite and is eating her meals.
Thanks for all of your kind words for her. Hopefully by Monday we'll start to see a big improvement in her swelling & fever.
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby