This week had been pretty good until today!
It started out shitty x100. And then the topper came at about 2:45 when Marc texted me and said that Archer was in bad shape. He described his ear as being incredibly swollen and bloody.
I called the vet's and they could get him in, so I flew out of work. By the time I got home, his ear was completely swollen shut and there was fresh and crusted blood all over.
The diagnosis is a severe hematoma deep in the ear with a extremely bad ear infection in addition!
They had to slice it open and put in a large tube which I have to open and drain twice a day and also I have to slather on a gooey powerful antibiotic.
I cleaned it out once since he is dripping blood all over and he yowled and whined in pain.
I hate hurting my baby!!
Hematomas are common, but ones deep in the ear like this are not and raise the risk of complications.
Please everyone - send healing vibes to my sweet baby boy!!!