Hi everyone! Thank you for the prayers for Riley. We picked her up from the emergency place this morning and took her to our regular vet. The emergency vet said he was glad we had opted for them to give her the anti venom because he would have hated to see how much swelling there would have been with out it. Her jaws are all swollen up like someone with a bad tooth infection or mumps, poor baby. She still had a catheter in her arm. Our regular vet said they wanted to keep her today and possibly tomorrow. The first 48 hours are the most critical and then after that they need to watch the tissue because the poison will kill cells and there will be tissue damage and then we have to watch for infection in the damaged area for about a week.
You know we had her on a leash, and we were in an area that we had just been fishing so there wasn't anything else we could have done to prevented this. She could have gotten bit by a snake in her own backyard. The only way to prevent anything is to keep her inside all of the time and what kind of life is that for a dog like her? Just please continue to pray for her.
I do have a card to show you today that I made a few days ago, and it was a fun one to make. I used an image drawn by Angie Davis called Whimsy Town available at Squigglefly.
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It's colored with Copic markers and the sky is chalked. See the ribbon at the bottom? A friend of mine sent me a really cute artist's trading card and she used a frayed piece of fabric at the bottom of it for grass. I thought it was a really cute idea so I tried it with some ribbon. My pleating leaves a little something to be desired, but the idea is cute don't you think?
I printed the sentiment out with my computer and then free hand cut the cloud shape. At least it's supposed to be a cloud, but when I asked my daughter if she could tell I was going for a cloud shape she said "no"! LOL!
Just wanted to remind you that there's only four more days to order the One a Day in May! It really is a super sweet deal, and so much fun! Don't miss out!
Also, there's still time to play in the challenge I've got going at the card universe! You can't win if you don't play!
Well, have a super fantastic day and thanks again for all of the prayers and support for our puppy dog!