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Postby hugapitbull » January 23rd, 2011, 10:21 am

Trouble has an ear with obvious fluid build up. Does it need to be drained or is there something I can do to relieve the swelling? There is no sore, it is all internal.
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Postby airwalk » January 23rd, 2011, 10:42 am

Is the fluid inside the ear flap? If so, you'll need to see a vet to get that drained.
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Postby hugapitbull » January 23rd, 2011, 10:52 am

That's what I thought. I'll take her in the morning.
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Postby SisMorphine » January 23rd, 2011, 10:54 am

Is it bothering her? I know my vet won't drain unless it's become a huge problem and prefers to let it go away on it's own. Teeny had a quarter sized hematoma and it took about 6 months to go away.
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Postby furever_pit » January 23rd, 2011, 10:59 am

We always drained the hematomas at the clinic where I worked.

Sis, Teeny wasn't constantly shaking her head when she had the hematoma? Most of the dogs I have seen with them just cannot stop shaking and that just makes things worse.
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Postby hugapitbull » January 23rd, 2011, 11:01 am

SisMorphine wrote:Is it bothering her? I know my vet won't drain unless it's become a huge problem and prefers to let it go away on it's own. Teeny had a quarter sized hematoma and it took about 6 months to go away.


She has been having her ears bother her and I've been medicating (and thought they were clear), but she still shakes her head some. I don't think it is bothering her much because I would not have noticed it at all except I like to play with her ears
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Postby SisMorphine » January 23rd, 2011, 11:11 am

furever_pit wrote:We always drained the hematomas at the clinic where I worked.

Sis, Teeny wasn't constantly shaking her head when she had the hematoma? Most of the dogs I have seen with them just cannot stop shaking and that just makes things worse.


Nope because it was in the center of her ear and not at the tip so it wasn't bother her. All I can figure is that maybe I pinched it while putting on a collar or something. It was an interesting spot.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » January 23rd, 2011, 12:22 pm

Sid had one for a few months too. Our vet did not want to drain. It went away in just over a month & a half, if I remember correctly. Didn't seem to bother her at all after I stopped messing with it (I kept checking it to see if it was going away or getting worse, and she didn't like that much). We did check to make sure she didn't have an infection--she has chronic ear problems due to her allergies. Her ear did crinkle a bit once the hematoma went away, but I don't mind.
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Postby BullyLady » January 23rd, 2011, 1:35 pm

hugapitbull wrote:
SisMorphine wrote:Is it bothering her? I know my vet won't drain unless it's become a huge problem and prefers to let it go away on it's own. Teeny had a quarter sized hematoma and it took about 6 months to go away.


She has been having her ears bother her and I've been medicating (and thought they were clear), but she still shakes her head some. I don't think it is bothering her much because I would not have noticed it at all except I like to play with her ears


Is the whole ear blown up like a pillow or just a little section of it? Shelby had an aural hematoma last year that was just a little section of her ear and the vet had us just leave it, but gave medication to help stop the head flapping, and it just reabsorbed. No cauliflower ear either, actually.
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Postby hugapitbull » January 23rd, 2011, 8:41 pm

BullyLady wrote:Is the whole ear blown up like a pillow or just a little section of it? Shelby had an aural hematoma last year that was just a little section of her ear and the vet had us just leave it, but gave medication to help stop the head flapping, and it just reabsorbed. No cauliflower ear either, actually.


It is about a third of the ear, starting at the tip and along the front edge and about 3/4 inch across. Judging from what everyone has said, I'll give the vet a call and see if he wants to drain it or leave it be. She hasn't been shaking her head any more than a normal dog does in a day. She's laying on it right now, so it must not be painful.
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Postby Jenn » January 24th, 2011, 12:27 am

Just sending :goodthoughts: to my favorite tripawd and her owners!!
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Postby Pit♥bull » January 25th, 2011, 3:32 pm

Update:
Shanna took our baby in for ear surgery this AM, no news yet. :|
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Postby iluvk9 » January 25th, 2011, 5:13 pm

Oiy. Let us know a.s.a.p.!
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Postby plebayo » January 25th, 2011, 5:19 pm

Pit♥Bull wrote:Update:
Shanna took our baby in for ear surgery this AM, no news yet. :|



Holy crap could you have told us any later?!

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Postby hugapitbull » January 25th, 2011, 6:46 pm

plebayo wrote:
Holy crap could you have told us any later?!



:lmao: :lmao:

She has to stay overnight. They want them contained in a small area the first night to minimize the chance of causing bleeding. I'm hoping they will call with a final update before they leave for the evening.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 25th, 2011, 7:01 pm

Poor Trouble!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 25th, 2011, 8:38 pm

hugapitbull wrote:She has to stay overnight.


So, which one of you is going there to sleep with her?
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 25th, 2011, 8:40 pm

iluvk9 wrote:
hugapitbull wrote:She has to stay overnight.


So, which one of you is going there to sleep with her?


*pictures Bob dragging a king sized bed into the vet's office*

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Postby hugapitbull » January 25th, 2011, 8:42 pm

iluvk9 wrote:
hugapitbull wrote:She has to stay overnight.


So, which one of you is going there to sleep with her?


So, Joyce, what exactly is your point? :confused: :neener:
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Postby iluvk9 » January 25th, 2011, 8:43 pm

I am not being straightforward enough?

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