Hey all! Hope everyone is doing good... Cornholio had a new scary experience yesterday when we realized that part of his ear was puffed up and full of blood. My husband took him to the emergency vet and they drained his ear. I think the name for what happened was a hematoma (sp?). Basically, he scratched his ear too much, broke some blood vessels, and they filled up his ear with blood, in between the layers (it looks like a gross ravioli or something).
Anyway, they drained his ear and put a tube in it with two stitches to keep it from coming out. Hopefully he won't rip it out, either. It's pretty gross now, though, because he keeps shaking his head since his ear is uncomfortable, and it makes the blood/liquid draining out of the tube spatter everywhere. He's like a gore sprinkler. It's yucky, but he seems to be doing better, and that's what's important!
I took a picture and I'll post it asap! :)