Hi Lupus Family
Just had an awful weekend and wondering if there’s anyone out there had a similar experience...
I’ve always loved animals, particularly dogs. I’ve wanted one for years and finally got a jack Russell puppy on Thursday evening, adorable little thing. Anyway, a few hours after bringing her home my wrist was throbbing so much I thought I’d injured myself maybe picking her up. When I tried to climb the stairs for pain relief I could feel pains in my ankles which spread to my left wrist, hips, neck shoulders, knees pretty much every joint. By Saturday morning I couldn’t lift the bed sheets off myself, every movement was excruciating pain.
We brushed off the thought of it being a reaction to the puppy at first, I spend time with friends much bigger and hairier dogs all of the time and this little pup barely has hair. However, I was also getting hives which disappeared after taking antihistamines as soon as I had some time apart from her, then returned again on contact.
I have moved in with parents who are caring for me whilst my partner has re-homed her and deep cleaned our house this evening. I am much better after the hospital advised me to go up from 5mg to 80mg of prednisone daily and obviously from being apart from the lovely puppy. I’ve never heard of this happening before and couldn’t have predicted such a dramatic reaction after a long history with all types of dogs.
Any similar experiences would really be appreciated. Will try to post a pic of my puppy Luna, lasted about 24 hours with her just wasn’t meant to be.