Monday, November 24, 2008
Although the title of this entry is one of my favorite children's books, sadly it has nothing to do with how many toys Waldo owns. It has to do with a recurring problem that Waldo has--his skin.
When Waldo was 17 weeks, he had mange. Little red bumps over his chin, front legs, chest, neck and rump. Loss of hair all over--my poor balding baby. We treated it with weekly baths, a medicated collar, and some medicine from the vet--about a $200 visit. Thankfully, he was able to get over it, and had pretty good skin after that.
Well, something else has appeared. And it has appeared hard core. Flaky skin, losing hair, nasty red bumps and irritation. I feel so bad, because I know its uncomfortable for him--the spots are so itchy he's bleeding. We've been on antibiotics and topical cream for 2 weeks, with no result (well, with negative results--its only gotten worse). I've taken to not giving him the medicine and cream anymore. Just baths. With Christmas and Thanksgiving approaching, its not really feasible right now to go and have another $200 vet bill...especially since we went 2 weeks ago only to be told "it's allergies". I'm SO over the vet telling me that every time!!
p.s. On a positive note, Waldo made it 6 hours this afternoon with NO pee in his cage!! GOOD BOY!