Sunday, April 27, 2008

Itchy and Miserable

It is only April, yet my seasonal allergies have struck with a horrible vengeance. I am uncomfortable in my own skin, I itch all over and my skin is hot to the touch. I just have to scratch and bite myself all the time. I'm driving Mom and Dad crazy because I am hurting myself and they don't know how to stop me. They keep giving me pills hidden (not very subtley) in cheese - but Benedryl and fish oil don't really help me.

Mom put one of her tshirts on me in the hope it would stop me hurting myself when I scratch - I look pregnant - honestly, I am not THAT fat!

As you can see (right), I am doing harm to myself - this wound is one of a handful -- Mom rubs Resicort lotion into the wounds or hot spot spray, and it makes me yelp as it stings. But it does help soothe eventually.

I haven't felt like doing much except chomp on myself...I didn't even want to go for a walk this morning...I am miserable. What can I do to stop this itch...I can't exactly stay inside all Summer!

Mom is taking me to the vet on Tuesday and I guess I'll get more powerful pills (Temaril P?) or a cortisone shot and probably antibiotics cos I've probably caused infection on myself. I never thought I'd say this...but I can't wait to go to the vet to get some relief.

In the meantime, Mom and Dad are doing their best to distract me from eating myself alive - I had a kong with peanut butter this morning, and tonight Mom gave me little pieces of london broil - when she sees me attaching myself, out come the snacks. I guess you could say that is the only silver-lining in this abyssmal situation.

Itch itch,



Agatha and Archie said...

Oh poor Axel,You simply MUST hook up with a holistic vet.There are lots of homeopathic remedys for itchys that would help.A peanut butter kong is good but we want you to feel better!!!!!! Love and (soft)kisses A+A

Gus said...

We want you to feel better too Axel..we hope you get some relief soon. Maybe if your mom wraps you tighter in the shirt so you can't get your nose underneath?

good luck with the VET! I hope you get some relief

Princess Patches said...

Poor Axel! We hope the vet gets you all fixed up so you don't have the itchies anymore! That must be really miserable! We'll send you some healing Aire-zen!

Poppy & Penny

Ricky Pepper said...

oh no not again! Ax, you need a stay in the suburbs again!

Ricky Pepper said...

hPS - if you want to know about therapy dog work, sister beagle Chloe has 2 1/2 years experience and mom is the Treasurer for Paws with Patience! Just send the questions along!

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Poor Axel, it's no fun getting the itchies, is it? Hope you get sorted out at the vet.

Of course you can join the Substantial Wires Club! I'll do a post about it shortly, inviting applications for membership. I'm tall for a WFT which is why I weigh so much! I have long legs! I'm a giant among WFTs. I tower head and shoulders over every other wire I've met. J x

Jake of Florida said...

Poor Axel -- we can't do much but send you our goo thoughts and hope your et finds a solution!!!

Itchies are not fun.

Lots of love,

Jake and Just Harry

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Axel...we agree with Agatha and Arch....the conventional vets haven't seemed to be able to help you out a lot...they sure helped Archie out with his back...why not try it???

You poor thing...we were hopin' the itchies wouldn't find ya this year...

We're thinkin' of ya Axel...we hope they find something for ya that works!!!!!