Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Carolina
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Please be thinking of Bentley tomorrow
Long story made short. Bentley will be having the tip of his ear surgically removed tomorrow. When I was combing him out Tuesday night he winched when I combed his ear. I thought it was a matt. As I was feeling around I felt a rock-hard area. I probed and pulled the hair apart and I could not see anything. He had a grooming appointment the next morning and I asked the groomer if she could look at the area when his hair was wet. She thought it looked like a slit or ?? perhaps bitten but the hardened area was worrisome. I took him to the vet that afternoon and what she surmised was that somehow I got his ear caught in his top knot and it cut off the blood supply to his ear and the tissue necrosed (died). I have really beaten myself up over this but resolved myself to the fact that if this is what truly happened, it was a very unfortunate accident that I certainly never intended to happen.
When I look at the section of ear involved and a shared opinion among others, I find it very difficult to understand how this is even possible. Regardless of what happened, when, how and why, the tip of ear has to be amputated. But it will definitely make me much more aware when I put in his top-knot to recheck and double check that it is only hair I have.
The surgery will be done by laser and another laser therapy treatment following. She expects him to have minimal discomfort and a speedy recovery. Once he is healed and the hair grows back, we will never even know anything happened.
Please be thinking of my little guy and prayers are always appreciated.
Sharlene, Evye & Bentley's Mom