|~The back seat drivers~|
In the corner of my eye I saw Bubba eating the ice (which he loves). I didn't think anything of it, and just let him help himself. After I fed the dogs their dinner, I noticed Bubba's teeth were chattering and he was shivering. He was laying under a window fan, so I turned it off and covered him up. Bubba's gums were pale and his feet were also cold and we had a hard time getting him to stand. We put an insulated dog coat on him and got him off the floor and onto a dog bed. I added more warmed towels and blankets under and on top of him. Eventually Bubba stopped shivering, and he felt much warmer. He seemed so tired and fell asleep, however, his gum color didn't improve. I checked on him through the night, making sure I could wake him, and each time I did that, he seemed a bit more alert and responsive. (Probably wondering why I was waking him up!) But I've no idea why this happened. I wonder if it could have been the combination of eating the ice, not having eaten, then being given a full meal and all of his medications all at once. Could it have been a hypoglycemic reaction? Have any of you had this happen with one of your dogs before? Yesterday and this morning Bubba seems fine...Me, of course I'm still worried because, well, that's just what I do.
|~Another Tennessee Barn~|