yes I think speargrass = foxtails
I don't have to wait, but it isn't really an emergency, and the ER hospital has many more charges for nursing and care involved, and I also have a relationship with my vet... But then again *thinking*, it is a locum...
I remembered pet insurance and called and it should cover, but theres still the stupid deductible. rrrg.
No steroid injection, I doubt we could have held him still for it
I could tell it hurt like an SOB to have it poked. He doesn't usually balk from being poked it that way. If/when we talk to the vet's office I'm going to ask if I can put Emla on it if the vet wants to poke it again. He is a VERY agreeable patient but I'm not sure how much more of this he'll put up with before out and out flailing - panic ensues and I'd like to keep the Vet the happy place it has always been for him, not to mention the ouchy part
Unfortunately I doubt we'll have nearly that reasonable of a price - a Vet acquaintance of mine that works at the animal ER/Hospital I used to work at figured $800, maybe cheaper elsewhere but not the same quality of care either(and not THAT much cheaper). It IS frustrating, it part because it seems kind of "optional", its highly uncomfortable and will make a yucky ear but it isn't life threatening, and yet, I really want to get rid of it and it bothers me.
On the plus side, he seems to have stopped head shaking what little extra he was before, and its just at the normal times now, so maybe if we retried the aspiration it would actually work....
I should mention again that the size it is now is quite minor, maybe 1/3 of the Pinna, as apposed to some dogs who have a balloon for an ear, though the thought has crossed my mind that it my get that big eventually.
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07