His neuter surgery went well. We were very grateful that he had no respiratory complications. It seems his previous treatments cleared his lungs of the pneumonia and kennel cough. He has been very good about not licking at his surgical area but we're worried that the movement from his itching might irritate it so we're doing what we can to help relive him.
Pet Hospital found that Ke-ola has a skin infection. They gave him an anti-inflamation shot and prescribed pain meds and antibiotics to treat his skin infection, his itching and for his recovery from surgery.
We feel so bad for poor Ke-ola as he itches instantly. His newly emerged coat is now bald in most places and he has scratched some of his sores to the point of bleeding. He has a very strong musky smell and has large welts. We're hoping his meds will start helping him feel better soon. It's heartbreaking to see him regain his health and now need to deal with this.
We are trying to keep him as calm as possible but for a post surgery pup on pain meds he still has a great deal of energy. We won't let him go in the yard alone as we don't want him roll on the ground. He loves to crawl, roll and jump when he is outside. Those are all things he needs to avoid until he heals.
My family and I want to do our part to help Ke-ola get better. I've been doing research online and talking with friends that have experience with dog allergies and yeast. There is a great deal of information out there. I found some great websites and books. I also found that Blue Pit Bulls seem to be more sensitive to skin allergies. My first change will be our household cleaners and our laundry soap. I'm grateful that Ke-ola has inspired the need to further educate myself and for the kind people that so generously share their knowledge and experience helping me along the way.
It was apparent Ke-ola hadn't had an easy life from his shelter video. My family and I have been working with him to hep socialize him to new environments and experiences. Poles, brooms, the hose and falling water are all things Ke-ola has learned will not hurt him. Whomever Ke-ola loves, he trusts unconditionally, making it easier to help him get over his fears.
Here is Ke-ola bravely inspecting our pond and making sure the pond knows who's boss.
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