Saturday, December 4, 2010

A big surprise for Skelly!!

We have a winner!

Skelly's painting sold for $40. Big thanks to all of our bidders!
I hope you enjoy the painting, Maureen. :)

Skeletor's Treatment Update...

Yesterday, Skelly ran out of Prednisone. From what I understand, Prednisone is the steroid that is helping him ward off the anemia. It's also the drug responsible for his insatiable appetite for water and consequently his affinity for making lemonade!! :)

I checked his supply levels and he was getting low on both of his other meds as well. Enalapril was down to 3 tablets and Vetmedin was down to 5. I called the vet and requested refills on all 3.

Today was an incredibly busy day for me at work. I was up at 5:45 to prepare for a 7:30 business networking meeting. My meeting prep time was cut down a bit because I noticed the heel of the sole was falling off one of my shoes. Fortunately I found some super glue. (on a side note, these appear to be nice shoes... hand-me-downs from my step dad that say they are "Made in Italy.")

Towards the end of my networking meeting, I stood up and realized that the front of the sole was now about to fall off. I shuffled about like a penguin, saying goodbye to my fellow networkers, and trying not to lose the sole of my shoe.

After my first meeting of the day, I made an unscheduled stop at Target to possibly buy some super glue. Then, I figured that since these are "nice" shoes, they were probably worth saving. I considered the fact that the only thing that might possibly dry fast enough was super glue and that it may not hold like real "shoe goo" or something made for shoes.

For some reason, they didn't even have any of the stuff that's actually made for shoes. Not that I could have used it to immediately glue my shoes together for my next meeting, which by then, was in about 20 or 30 minutes.

I found a generic pair of shoes for 30 bucks and decided to buy shoe glue later on to worry about fixing these fancy Italian ones. (one of the only 2 styles of dress shoes they seemed to have in black... what a selection!)

I paid for my new kicks and shuffled out to the car. As I put my shoes on in the parking lot like a weirdo, I noticed that it was actually BOTH soles that were falling off of my shoes... The mental picture of me leaving my networking meeting carrying the soles of both of my shoes was priceless!

By 1pm, I had finished up with 3 meetings and received a call from my roommate. His Jeep had been in the shop and was expected to be ready on Monday. I had agreed to drive him to pick it up. Guess what... it's ready early and he needs a ride!

For those of you who are not from Jacksonville, it's a really strange layout for a very spread out city. We have an extremely wide river running through the center of town and personally I think we need more bridges!  In order to get anywhere, you have to make a huge circle! At any rate... the Jeep dealership, our house, and the vet's office form a nearly equilateral triangle that stretches across the entire town.

I got home to pick him up and it was nearly 2pm. I had already had 3 cups of coffee and no lunch. I stopped for chik-fil-a, which I pretty much inhaled on our way to the jeep dealership. I dropped James off, and then headed to the vet's office. 

In case you're wondering why I'm blathering on about the mundane details of my hectic day, I'm doing so in an attempt to help you understand my mindset by the time I made it to the vet to pick up Skelly's meds.

I had been dreading the $100+ price tag that would undoubtedly be associated with 3 simultaneous refills. The vet tech went in the back to grab the pills and the office manager came out a few minutes later with the medication.

She asked me if I knew that somebody had sent in a donation to Skelly's account. "No, I didn't" I replied. She then informed me that an anonymous friend of Skeletor's had sent a donation of $1,000! It looks like we have met our goal for Skelly's treatment!! This amazing news couldn't have come at a better time!

Woo Hoo!! To say that this made my day, would be a huge understatement! Skeletor's medication is paid for, and he's got a credit balance at the doctor's office!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of Skelly's magnificent friends out there! He really is the luckiest dog on the planet!! (except for catching heartworms in the first place)

I clarified the next step in Skelly's treatment with the doc. He's supposed to take another month of heartworm preventative before beginning injections (assuming his condition remains stable.)  I'm going to bring him in for the pill early next week.

Thanks again for all of your support! All Skelly wants for Christmas is a clean bill of health, and we hope to give it to him. It may be a couple months late, but I don't think he'll mind!


  1. woofs, wow, the bestest gifts are the unexpected ones..soo happy for u all..

  2. Oh wow. Oh wow!! Oh this is the best news!!! Yay for everyone who helped!! Yay to you Wesley and Yay for amazing Skelly!! Wow!!! Whoever sent the $1000 - you are a STAR!!!!!!!

    Oh wow!!!

    And congratulations Maureen!!! Take care! Go Skelly!!!! x

  3. What a great surprise!! I was totally expecting the worst when I got to that paragraph!

  4. That was just pawesome, awesome, inkhredible, and just effing great!

  5. When I first clicked on your blog post, I noticed the thermometer thingie right away and I squee'd for you! I'm so happy and excited that someone was kind enough to do that for Skells. What an excellent Christmas present.

  6. Great news about the donation for Skelly's medical care. Whoever the angel is that donated it, I hope you have the best New Year ever. And as for Skelly and his family, I hope you guys have a very happy Christmas.

  7. There are truly angels out there disguised as ordinary humans. That just warms the heart to know that Skelly has so many of them.

    We can't wait for Skelly's portrait to arrive. We will hang it in a place of honor :)

    Maureen & HoneyBuzz

  8. The news is so amazing we are getting chills up our entire body!! That's an awesome news for such an amazing season !!

    God bless the person who made that generous donation..We really hope skelly will recover soon..



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