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Boxer Health => Surgery and Orthopedics => Topic started by: Bruins_Boxer on September 19, 2012, 12:13:28 PM

Title: Ear bump
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on September 19, 2012, 12:13:28 PM
Remy goes in to have his ear bump / thingy removed tomorrow ( I refuse to call it a tumor) .

This is the first pic I took of the bump .
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q250/bruinsboxers/dogs963.jpg)

This is today . You can kinda see how it breaks open then grows out from where it splits . The second bump is not growing as fast as the first one  , it is to the left of the bottom of the big bump. But you can see that is is a little bigger .
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q250/bruinsboxers/dogs%20965_zpsdfe1d1f7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: BoxerWB on September 19, 2012, 01:03:37 PM
 :fingerscrossed:  that all goes well tomorrow.  Is he bothering it at all?  It looks like the placement would be irritating.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Kparrish on September 19, 2012, 01:20:43 PM
Sending good vibes to ur baby for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on September 19, 2012, 02:54:03 PM
  Is he bothering it at all?  It looks like the placement would be irritating.

He has been wearing an e-collar at night .  :(
During the day he is doing a lot of head shaking and trying to scratch it .
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Rubidawg on September 19, 2012, 03:57:34 PM
Oh man! That thing looks painful! Sending lots of easy surgery vibes and really hope it's nothing. poor dude.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: RocketBoxer on September 19, 2012, 04:56:35 PM
How wierd. Let us know how it goes and if they figure out what it is.

 :fingerscrossed: that all goes well.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: MBREEN on September 19, 2012, 06:03:01 PM
Hoping surgery goes well and that it is nothing serious. Keep us posted!
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Christina on September 19, 2012, 07:12:38 PM
 :fingerscrossed: they can get clean margins and it's nothing serious.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on September 19, 2012, 07:21:55 PM
:fingerscrossed: they can get clean margins and it's nothing serious.

She already said it will be impossible to get clean margins . We will have it biopsied and go from there .
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Christina on September 20, 2012, 10:24:55 AM
:fingerscrossed: they can get clean margins and it's nothing serious.

She already said it will be impossible to get clean margins . We will have it biopsied and go from there .

I hope it's nothing serious, just a benign histio that's being persistant.   :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Missy/Precious mom on September 20, 2012, 01:15:40 PM
 :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Boxermom,K on September 20, 2012, 01:39:15 PM
 :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:  Hoping it's just a bump and nothing more.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Kparrish on September 20, 2012, 06:14:33 PM
Hope everything went well today.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: BoxerWB on September 20, 2012, 07:05:22 PM
Thinking of you today, Missi! Hope the boy is home and resting comfortably.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: 3BOXERS on September 21, 2012, 01:09:43 AM
I am hoping for nothing more then a cycst!
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: MBREEN on September 21, 2012, 01:15:54 AM
  :fingerscrossed: Hope he is home and feeling better.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on September 21, 2012, 07:08:30 AM
We did not get home until 7 last night with Remy . They did not want him to leave until he was fully awake - which I can understand . He was still very wobbly when we got home , poor boy .

The spot where they took the bump off looks better than what I had thought it would . They said to watch for infection more closely than normal because they can not stitch it .

So he has some pain meds , his antibiotics and pred to finish up .

Hopefully we will have the results back quickly .  :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Kparrish on September 21, 2012, 07:42:23 AM
:fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: RocketBoxer on September 21, 2012, 08:47:46 AM
Glad to hear he is doing okay  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Missy/Precious mom on September 21, 2012, 10:42:44 AM
 :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: 3BOXERS on September 21, 2012, 01:40:04 PM
 :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: rmkoruga on September 21, 2012, 08:51:02 PM
 :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: MBREEN on September 21, 2012, 10:26:26 PM
 :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Sir Duke on September 24, 2012, 01:41:22 PM
How is Remy doing?
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on September 24, 2012, 03:06:30 PM
The spot is bothering him .  :'( 

I decided not to give him his pain meds yesterday to see how he would do . A little while later I saw him shaking so I gave him the meds , he was fine a bit later .

He has been shaking his head a lot and tipping his head to that side a bit . There is a bit of clear drainage so I am constantly wiping his ear to be sure none is draining in to the ear .

The wound looks like it is trying to scab up around the edges, so I guess that is good but it still raw in the middle.
It also looks either swollen or there is something going on along the sides of where the bump was .

Hanna is convinced that the bump is already trying to grow back along the edge of where they removed the large one .

 Keeping a brave face for the kids has been hard and I will admit I broke down and was crying this afternoon .
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Rubidawg on September 24, 2012, 03:11:30 PM
Oh man! That breaks my heart. :( Poor Remy! I sure hope that he gets some relief and it stops bothering him soon. Poor poor guy. Any idea when you'll hear back from the biopsy?
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on September 24, 2012, 03:16:59 PM
Any idea when you'll hear back from the biopsy?

They said about a week . I did call today just because I had to see if it back already .
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: BoxerWB on September 24, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
Sorry to hear it is bugging him.. I bet it's just itchy 'cause it's healing!  :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: 3BOXERS on September 24, 2012, 06:50:23 PM
I hate waiting for results. Makes me a mess. I always imagine the worst possible outcome. The longer it take the worse I am. Have my fingers crossed that it turns out to be nothing. Try putting a little Laticane on it if you feel it is itchy. Might keep him from shaking his head so much.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: Kparrish on September 24, 2012, 08:00:22 PM
Hopefully the itching means healing. Sorry ur baby is in discomfort. I hope he feels better soon.
Title: Re: Ear bump
Post by: MBREEN on September 24, 2012, 08:26:18 PM
Sorry to hear its bothering him! Hopefully it will heal up soon and you  hear some good news from the vet. Could the swollen area be scar tissue? Just a thought! Know that you guys are in my prayers.