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06 October 2008 @ 08:10 pm

Albus' surgery went fine.  He's pretty drugged up this evening, but hopefully all will be well.  He has to wear the bandages for two days then they will be removed and if it looks good he can go without them.  Stitches will come out in two weeks.

He thanks you for your thoughts....I think at least...it was pretty slurred.

fuzzichi on October 7th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
I'm glad the surgery went well!! Drama and I wish him a speedy recovery.
raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jessi: beware of dogmissbadexample on October 7th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
Glad everything went okay. Get well soon, Albus!
raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
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raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
Thanks...I can't wait for the bandages to come off so he can move around a little better.
Nancie: Halloween Banjo Pumpkineicnan on October 7th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Yay Albus! I hope the healing goes quickly.
raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
trexphile on October 7th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
I just noticed yesterday that our Daisy has a hematoma on her left ear! After doing a little 'net research on it, I can see how it happened -- she tends to get itchy ears from allergies, especially in her left ear, and she scratches and shakes her head when they're bad.

Ugh. Looks like we're going to the vet tomorrow...

I hope Albus recovers quickly!

Edited at 2008-10-07 01:14 am (UTC)
raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
Good luck to her! Albus probably got his scratching. He has a habit of scratching everything when he wakes up in the morning.
Jen: Clancyspecialmonkey on October 7th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
Good luck with the recovery!! I think your vet was much wiser with post-op. Clancy had this surgery done, and instead of holding it back against the head to discourage re-filling of the hematoma, he sewed the ear shut and sewed it to a foam pad the shape of the ear. I think the intent was to keep as much of the "correct" ear shape as possible, but it ended up being such a hassle.. It itched him, and of course scratching hurt like all get-out. And then he didn't know any better and still tried to crawl under the covers.. and you can imagine what a disaster that was with a big, nonflexible foam finger sticking out of his ear. It was heart-breaking! Hopefully little Albus will be able to get by fairly peacefully this way!! We didn't have any problems post-op.. the ear is floppy (we tease him that he's "broken", but I think it brings back some of that puppy factor!), but it doesn't give him any problems. Get well soon, Albus! And in the meantime, milk it for all it's worth!! :)
raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
I wondered yesterday why the vet didn't tape the ear up as if it had been cropped, but now that you say that I'm glad she didn't. He has slept under the covers all night.

He of course milks it. He acts like he's coming up to give you kisses, but really he just wants to rub his head up against you :D He keeps getting in trouble for rubbing it on other things because I want the bandages to stay on if at all possible.
Jenspecialmonkey on October 7th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
Oh good, I'm glad he's able to act normally without too much discomfort. I can totally picture the sneak-rub, too! Clancy has allergies that make him lick/chew his feet rather incessantly, and he actually has gotten to the point where he will take a few toys and pile them up around his paw, trying to hide the fact that he's actually chewing his foot! They are crafty little devils!
kisstherain4mekisstherain4me on October 7th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Wow, looks like he's been on a boston bender
raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
And boston benders aren't good for controlling snoring :D He kept me up most of the night.
classikgrl73 on October 7th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Aww his poor bandaged ear!
I am glad he made it through surgery. I will think good recovery thoughts!
raymiewraymiew on October 7th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nancy: Hugh Laurie - House MD - Poutthebabynancy on October 8th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
awww poor little guy. how's he doing now? I know it's only a few days later...
raymiewraymiew on October 8th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
He's doing ok...he got rebandaged by the vet today but decided to take it off this evening. I'll call the vet in the morning and see if it needs to be bandaged again.
Nancythebabynancy on October 8th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Does he have to wear a cone of shame or anything like that to keep from scratching it?