About a month ago, Penny had a hematoma in her left ear (flap) that resulted in the flap swelling up a great deal. (She had been shaking her head / ears due to allergies that are so prevalent right now.) So off to Doc Ueno we went for diagnosis and repair. He explained the problem and we decided to get her teeth cleaned while she “was under”. By the end of the day, she’d had a great nap, teeth cleaned and a drain put in her ear… oh, and we were significantly lighter in the wallet.
For the next two weeks, she took her meds, her ear drained and the drain was removed on scheduled.
Unfortunately, the head-shaking returned over the weekend and so did the swollen ear, so back to Doc Ueno we went yesterday. This time, her checkup indicated something else was present, so we threw in some xrays and Penny stayed for the afternoon for the new drain and treatment of the problem caused by her newly-diagnosis severe arthritis in her back.
But, she’s home again and appears to be feeling fine – on new meds and her ear is draining pretty well, so we’re all set (at least until the next time… there’s ALWAYS a next time.)
The pack sends their regards 🙂