Friday, November 5, 2010

Here goes nothin' - Taking Skelly to the vet

Thanks to your generous contributions, Skelly is ready to begin treatment. Step one is to administer the heartworm preventative.  As you may recall, Skeletor was given the preventative back in March and it stirred up one heck of a dangerous reaction.

This time, he's going to stay at the hospital and will hopefully have nowhere near as strong of a reaction.

Needless to say, this is pretty nerve wracking! We'll have to wait and see... I'll post updates as I receive them.

Good Luck Skelly!


I called ahead to the vet's office to make sure that Dr. Chick was available. They said that he was seeing patients until 10am, at which time he was going into surgery. There was no time to be wasted! 

I stretched a bed sheet across my back seat and then went in the house to put a harness on the already overly thrilled Skeletor. I lead him out to the car through the garage. As soon as he hopped in the back seat, he began coughing. By the time I walked around and got into the driver's seat, his coughing became very productive as he lost his breakfast (and medicine) all over the seat. :(

Poor guy was just too excited (as usual). I sprung into action, pulled him out of the car, clipped him to the tree, bundled the sheet around the puke and placed it in the garage. I grabbed a roll of paper towels and some upholstery cleaner and quickly cleaned the remaining juice off the seat. 

I grabbed Skelly and he jumped back into the car. "No more puking please?"

I'm happy to report that he didn't do any more coughing on the way to the vet. He even took my advice and lied down for about half the way. 


  1. Go, Skelly, Go!!!! We're thinking of you and praying for you today! Paws crossed everything goes well!

  2. Awwww brave and wonderful Skelly!! GOOD LUCK!!!! Please please take care and fight this bad heartworm - you can do this!! Awwww you are so cute in the clip - you love some belleh rubs!!! You're a total cutie!!

    I have everything crossed for you! Please please take care!!!

  3. He looks so great and has come so far. We hope everything goes well, and we will be thinking of him.

  4. Dear Skelly - Please stay safe today. We are sending you great big huge buckets of love to put in your heart to help fight the those bastard wormies.

    We love you Skelly!!! - HoneyBuzz & Maureen

  5. Go Skelly! You're gonna do great!
    Skelly's dad--shoot me an email at with your address. My dad has some viagra that he was given as samples that he's not using. :)

  6. We're thinking of you today, Skelly! You can do it, my furend! I hope those nasty worms go away for good real soon!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  7. w00f, good luck today skelly, will keep me paws crossed...

    b safe,

  8. Worms is not our friends. Best of wishes at the vet!!!

  9. Good lucky Skelly. We thinking good thoughts for you today.

  10. Good luck Skelly! We send you our healing prayers and you are in our thoughts. Please be well.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  11. I'll be praying for you, Skelly! You've come so far, it just HAS to work!

  12. the auction that they suggest sounds pretty good, i bet you can get alot of skelly lovers to donate something to auction, i'll donate something myself if you decide to hold it...


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