Sequoiadendron giganteum, Giant sequoia. I have two small plants that I sowed two yeras ago. This winter they almost died but have managed to come back quite good. I´m not sure if these will survive outside here, but one never knows until one tried :-)
I had to phone the vet this morning. Ernas head now looks as if she was a Bullterrier. I told the vet what had happened and he then told me that it must be a viper that has bitten her, even if the two spot where the teeth has bitten doesn´t show. He said that one didn´t always find those.
So now there´s not much we can do but wait and see whats happening. Yes there is serum but the serum usually kills more victimes than it helps. I remember when my first dog got bitten, she got swollen from her head down to her belly and got so fast. It seemes that Erna was bitten on the best place to be bitten or the viper didn´t use that much poison this time.
European rowan. We have a saying here that says if the rowan has lots of berries the winter will become hard and cold. There are lots of rowan berries out in the forest now.
At the moment she´s fine (exept for her looks then :-) ), but I´m not allowed to take her on any walks for about two weeks, she must rest as much as possible. What helps her right now is that she gets medicine for her back. It´s an anti inflamation medicine that keeps the swolling down a bit. I´ve also got ordered to make her eat even if it´s just things concidered as dog candy. I think she´ll like that :-)
As long as she can breath normally I don´t have to worry that much. Not until it has gone two weeks anyway. She then can get a reaction against the poison. Her internal organs can then give up. So I really can´t do anything but wait and see. I´m glad I´m having one more week of vacation left, it´s easier to keep an eye on her then.