SOB we have an aural hematoma

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Postby Malli » February 22nd, 2011, 4:02 pm

Its quite small and we're going in to have it drained tomorrow. Send us good thoughts for a cheap bill! This could not have happened at a worse time for us :neutral:

you have no idea how many explitives I have on my mind right now :cuss:
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Postby iluvk9 » February 22nd, 2011, 4:57 pm

Not kidding...YOU or Oscar??? :|
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Postby Pit♥bull » February 22nd, 2011, 5:00 pm

We just went through this with Trouble at the end of January. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34457&start=0
They open it surgically and stitch the halves together to prevent 'cauliflower ear'.
We have a very reasonable Vet and was charged $300.00 USD.

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 22nd, 2011, 5:06 pm

That sucks. :goodthoughts:
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Postby Malli » February 22nd, 2011, 5:16 pm

My vet's receptionist figured they could probably lance it without anesthetic, so rough guess of $100. But its still $ we don't have.

Yes Joyce, Oscar's ear :p
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 22nd, 2011, 5:39 pm

**cheap vet bill thoughts**
Sending them right now...:) good luck!
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Postby pocketpit » February 22nd, 2011, 6:07 pm

Poor Oscar :( We'll be keeping our fingers crossed for him and your wallet.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 22nd, 2011, 6:10 pm

Poor boobie boy. :( Good thoughts headed to Canada!
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Postby hugapitbull » February 22nd, 2011, 9:33 pm

Awe, good thoughts to Oscar (and you too!). Trouble healed very quickly.
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Postby call2arms » February 23rd, 2011, 12:57 am

The clinic knows you well right?... Can you do installments? This sucks. I hate aural hematomas... Put a faceless balaklava w/some tape stuck on the head on him afterwards, to keep him from shaking it.

Toughts for a quick procedure, quick ear recovery with no relapse and a wad of cash falling from the sky.
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Postby Malli » February 23rd, 2011, 3:29 am

what? Relapse! Noooo! I didn't even know that happened. We're using a hole punch biopsy apparently so hoping it will provide enough drainage that won't happen!
Payment plan or not, I'll still have to pay it! Easier just to take the hit now and all at once for us, I think.

Believe it or not, I don't think he has any kind of ear infection, I think he might of whacked it on the glass coffee table - he regularly turns and hits his head on it or jumps off the couch and hits it on his way by.

well, off to bed for an early wakeup and 8:45 am appt. This is early for us!
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Postby iluvk9 » February 23rd, 2011, 6:53 am

I will be thinking about Oscar this morning!!!! :loveU: And your wallet. :wink:
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Postby madremissy » February 23rd, 2011, 7:33 am

Malli, sending good thoughts for you and Oscar. :hug3:
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Postby call2arms » February 23rd, 2011, 10:09 am

It's probably over now...Holy moly, punch biopsy? That's going to be a nice hole!

Let us know how it went!
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Postby Malli » February 23rd, 2011, 1:42 pm

We are being snowed in :( Appt cancelled. There is a clinic that I can walk to where I probably know the Doctor, going to try calling them when they open in 20 minutes.

In the mean time I have his head vetwrapped and a cone on. When I spoke to my vet this morning (when we had to cancel), he said every time he shakes his head it'll make it worse :neutral:
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Postby Jenn » February 23rd, 2011, 4:09 pm

Oh bummer :(

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Postby iluvk9 » February 23rd, 2011, 6:01 pm

MALLIKA!!! What time is it there and how did it go? :sad2:
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Postby madremissy » February 23rd, 2011, 8:16 pm

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Postby madremissy » February 23rd, 2011, 8:39 pm

Malli, you have got to post those pictures of Oscar all wrapped up. :giggle: Joyce, you would be so proud of her wrapping skills. :wink: Poor boy looks so pittiful.
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Postby Malli » February 24th, 2011, 4:19 am

ug. No vet at the other clinic either, and it wasn't safe for me to take him to the hospital, nor would have been a cost I could afford...
looks like we either try draining it but no anesthetic or just leave it, treat with pred and hope for no crinkly ear. And as much as I love my dog and his ear and appearence, I'm kind of thankful our pockets are light right now because it keeps me from putting a 10 yr old dog under anesthetic for basically cosmetic reasons. I thought about it and that just doesn't make sense.


this link should let anyone (even joyce, not on facebook ;) ) see the humiliation : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... c030b33b7e
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