Poor Sammy-Dog

My poor puppy looks like a unicorn in a plastic cone :( Sammy the Boxer got a Hematoma in his ear.

(Hematoma or haematoma, is a collection of blood outside the blood vessels, generally the result of hemorrhage, or more specifically, internal bleeding.) Courtesy of Wikipedia

How did he get that you might ask? Well, it came from him shaking his head too much. Apparently flopping your ears around isn't good for a dog. He is recovering very well, it's the cone that is causing all the problems. My shins are so cut up and bruised from Sammy walking into me. His poor balance is all messed up. Then in the middle of the night I hear this "sssscccrrraaattttcchhhhhh" all the way down the hallway. It's Sammy walking to the water bowl in the dark scraping his cone all along the way on the wall.

He has enjoyed all the car rides since I am taking him EVERYWHERE with me. The Vet said the cone and bandage have to stay on for a week if there is any hope of his Hematoma to heal quickly and spare him any more pain and discomfort.

My other dog, Louie the Jack Russell, can't quite figure out what is going on around here. I can almost hear him saying:

"why is Sammy going in the car all the time?"
"what's with that stupid hat?"
"does he smell different?"
"can I lick the cone?"

Louie is going nuts trying to get all the answers. Well, there you go, here's what has been going on in my house for a few days. Doggy issues *ugh* But, I'd do anything for these crazy dogs and they know it!

Ta Ta for now



Mom24 said...

Poor baby. I hope he's all better soon. I've never heard of that happening before.

Anonymous said...

Poor Sammy. I don't know what's worse, the suffering he's going through, or how hard I chuckled at this picture. Sorry!

Abby had a cone like this over the summer. It was horrendous and I was a bad mom and let her take it off sometimes. She was banging into stuff all the time too.

Hoping for a speedy recovery!!!!

American in Norway said...

Poor baby...hope he feels better soon!

nikkicrumpet said...

We would do anything for our pooches...and it breaks my heart when one of the sweet things is hurting. he looks so sad in his cone with his ear all taped up. I hope he gets better soon. He needs an extra treat and a hug...GOOD DOG SAMMY!