5 days after the first fluid draining, Chester’s hematoma is back and this time larger than before. *sam tung* We brought him to the vet on Thursday for his second draining. But aiyo he struggled and won’t let the vet do it. Was told that he has irregular heart beat and during his struggling/panting we noticed that Chester’s tongue is bluish purple. Not a good sign.
4 days after first draining.
6 days after first draining. So big eh?
2 days later, on Saturday we visited the vet again. Once we near the clinic, Chester recognizes it and there goes his barking again (it was like he was talking and mumbling to himself haha). This time we left him at the clinic and drove off. The vet advised us to leave him with her because sometimes when the owner is around, the pet will manja a bit. About 1 1/2 hour later I got a call asking me to pick him up. That was fast.
Ahh the vet managed to drain his ear’s hematoma fluid. 🙂 Chester also had his blood sample taken (RM100). A full blood test report will be out today (Monday). I’m praying all his vitality is good. We might also x-ray his heart to see if there’s any problem. Anyhow the vet said he’s not a good candidate for anesthetic (based on his irregular heart beat & tongue color). But we will know more once we know his result.
I bought a Elizabethan collar (25cm diameter) @ RM29.95 from a pet shop while Chester was with the vet.
He came home wearing this afterward. It’s to prevent him from shaking his head thus making the hematoma become worse. But my dog is really intelligent, he found out (I sort of lead the way *blame myself) he can still shake his head with the E-collar on. *aduiiii*
My dog = walking loud speaker
Some of my neighbors came out to have a look at my loud speaker.
It was hilarious seeing him wearing the E-collar for the first time. And he keeps banging on doors and us. Still do.
Don’t let that face trick you. Not looking sad. Just resting. Haha
It’s only 2 days after the second draining but his hematoma is swelling up pretty fast (it’s as big as the first pict) now.
I tried piercing his hematoma on Sunday (after 2nd draining) to release the fluid (as some already accumulated) but failed. I wasn’t fast enough and I think my needle was too thin. Don’t worry I sterilized the needle and my hand with hydrogen peroxide and alcohol before doing all this. Will try again few days later as I think Chester still trust me (more than he trust the vet).
p/s: I must always remember, between inhaled anesthesia(gas) and drug induced anesthesia, the first is the preferred choice.