I'm happy to report that Skelly has made nothing but positive progress since the reaction to the heart worm preventative. Tomorrow's the big day that he goes back to the vet for a checkup. I'm not sure what the new treatment schedule is. He was originally scheduled to be neutered before the big bad reaction.
After seeing him on what appeared to be his death bed, I have a new fear-based respect for the parasites that have hi-jacked his circulatory system. We'll see what the doc says, but it seems like his being "intact" isn't really causing too many problems just yet. I'm wondering if they will want to proceed with the heart worm treatments before neutering him. It's going to be rough keeping him from getting excited for 2 whole months. Staying calm is definitely not his style!
I'm in no hurry to begin the heart worm treatment, but I'm certainly looking forward to FINISHING IT!
I'm sure it goes without saying, but I'm getting rather fond of this little guy. It's hard not to bond with a being like him. He's been through unspeakable neglect and/or abuse, he's been practically paralyzed by parasites, he's been cast out into the streets... yet he's still bursting with nothing but positive energy.
Skeletor has been and continues to be an inspiration to me. I'm happy to return the favor by taking care of him and doing what I can to help his fellow dog. I feel like a broken record when I say this, but we really couldn't be doing this without all of your support! Thanks again folks!