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    Last night Barney started shaking his head like he had an ear infection. SO I put some of that Otic ear stuff in. This was about 8:30 and I thought Iwill get him in to see the Dr today. So I took him about noon and dr said she thinks he had some kind of reaction to a bug bite of some kind. SHe said his ear canal is pretty clear. His ear flaps are swollen with blood and they said that happens when they shake their head like that. SO they gave him an antibiotic, some prednesone, and benadryl. He has had 2 doses of all that now (12 hrs apart) and he is not shaking his head much.

    They said if we can't get the inflammation out of his ear lobes we may need to surgically open them up to relieve the swelling. The outer ear is also red as can be. But he does seem to be doing alot better. ABsent him starting to shake his head again alot, I take him back Monday for a follow up. They seemed optimistic since we started this early (less than 24 hrs after initial symptoms) so hopefully this will not result in having to have surgery.

    The funny part of this is that they gave me a sock thingy to put over his head and ears so his ear flaps won't swing if he shakes his head. When he had that thing on he looked like a nun. Poor little guy.

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    Poor Barney. Sending good thoughts that he heals fast.

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    Poor Barney. I hope this treatment works quickly for him. There are just no end to things that come up for these poor babies. Good Luck.
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    Poor Barney! Our last dog, Maggiemay had this happen. She had it twice. The vet told us that the ear flap gets a hematoma from being scratched and shaking the head. Our vet said that usually the blood will reabsorb, but it takes quite awhile. He also said he might have to fix it surgically. He chose a wait and see approach regarding surgery. Well, the blood did reabsorb, but it left her ear crumpled a little and kind of hard to the touch. What we found out was that the surgery would have had to be done before the "wait and see" approach to save the looks of the ear. Anyway... we have a different vet now. Not just because of this, but our Maggie died at his office when she suddenly got an abdominal aneurysm. I can't bear to go there now. It makes me too sad. Good luck with Barney. I would ask the vet at what point does he recommend surgery. I would ask him about ear deformity. Its kind of like cauliflower ear in humans.
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    Oh Barney I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    Sure hope he heals quickly and no surgery is needed Guy.

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    Get well soon Barney!
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    Get well soon Barney

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    Poor Barney! I hope this heals quickly and no other action needs to betaken. It would have been cute to see a picture of Sister Barney!
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    Get well wishes for Barney.
    Mitzi has a new hematoma now, not from shaking, but from rubbing it. The vet said it will absorb or it can be drained surgically. Do the surgery if you care what the ear looks like after healed. I thought, if it were my ear, leave it alone.

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