Thank you for all your nice comments. Napoleon, DH and I really appreciate your concern. It was a rough 24 hrs for Napoleon. DH didn't even recognize him when he came home. Napoleon remained puffy all night and was super uncomfortable. He kept scooting around on his behind and rubbing and scratching his face. There were also lumps and bumps all over his body that were not as noticeable as his face, but I could see his fur puffed up in places. The thing that killed me was his blank expressionless stare and the sad look in his eyes. You can tell he was in pain, but he could not express it. Animals are so innocent. He never once let out one peep or bark in discomfort.
We took turns holding him all night. Our worst fears would be that he stopped breathing, vomited or ran a fever. I encouraged him to drink more water because the anti-inflammatory shots are very dehydrating.Today, he still has some puffiness in his face, but a lot has reduced. I noticed this morning that he has a big lump on his neck (indicated by the red arrow). Hopefully that will subside with time.
Yesterday was more excitement than I could handle. I was stressed out and so worried about him. Plus, I am not exactly very mobile these days being 8 1/2 months pregnant. It was freezing outside yesterday and snowing at times with crazy winds, so it made the 15-20 min walk (one way) to the Vet even longer for me. The second time we went, I had to carry him because his eyes were so swollen, I didn't think he could see very well. He weighs about 9-10lbs, but I am in no physical shape to do that these days. I guess the adrenalin was rushing through my body, so I didn't feel the back pains until night time.
His rabies shot will last him 3 years and after that, the Vet will no longer give that to him. His allergic reaction will get worse each time the shot is administered. She said that she can write him a note to excuse him even though it's a NY State Law. She said that the probability of Napoleon getting into a fight with a rabid raccoon was zero. I am still mad that she gave him all 3 vaccinations at once even though she knew he was allergic to one of them. If they had gave 3 separate shots on 3 different days, we could have determined what he is exactly allergic to. She is guessing it's the rabies shot because most small dogs have problems with that. He got a total of 5 shots yesterday, not very fun for anyone!