Wes had lots of work to do yesterday, so it was just me and Skells - off to the vet!
He was really good in the car! All smiles. He got pretty sidetracked when he saw a motorcycle :-) I think he wanted to to join him on the Harley.
When we arrived he was wayyy too excited for a dog at the vet. He hardly ever barks, but at the vet, he barks and howls and yells until they take him back! Everyone was thrilled to see him, and very happy that he was in better spirits than before. And OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS!! Skells was such a terror on this vet visit, but we will get to that!
Dr. Fish took some blood from his back leg (because he was soo jumpy) to test his blood cell count. His red cell count was up a bit. Unfortunately his white cells are WAYY high. Dr. Fish explained that he might be fighting an infection other than the heart worms, but we aren't sure what that is quite yet. So now our boy is on 3 different medications. Poor dude. You wouldn't know he is sick from his award winning personality though.
Now for the fun part...I know you all think that your precious Skeletor is a perfect angel, but please allow me to enlighten you...
The jar of vet treats that he loves so dearly? All over the floor within minutes of being in the room. And HE ATE THEM ALL! He must have had 20 treats, yall! So then our boy was thirsty (after eating 20 cookies who wouldn't be!?) I noticed his thirst because the sink in the room was dripping and he was struggling on his hind legs for just one savory drop. too cute.
So the tech brings him a pale of water. He guzzled 1/2 of it down, burped, and with a flick of his dainty paw... SPLASH! He knocked the rest of the water all over the room. So there I was... wrestling in a small, slippery room with a very excited, and very clumsy dog. We both froze like deer in headlights when the vet techs came in to see what all the commotion was about. She just smiled and returned with a mop and some towels. I think I have said this multiple times, but he's really lucky the staff loves him up there :-)
So, the vet visit was a success! Like Wes said, his weight is the same, but that is just fine considering how sick he was. Dr. Fish said his heart sounded good, so that is awesome! We have to bring him back for some more blood work in 2 weeks. His white cell count will hopefully be a lot lower next time. Our task continues to be putting weight on him, giving him his meds, and getting our boy healthy!