Handipets Pets In Need

Shadow Needs Surgery for Aural Hematoma

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on May 2, 2010

We do not have a paypal link set up for Shadow but donations can be made directly to the vet the information is below on the vet estimate.

His Family says:

   Shadow is about 9 years old and I’ve had her since she was 11months old. She came from a bad situation and weighed approx.35lbs, was emaciated and in poor shape. She was bred at the age of 7months and left to meet her maker basically. With a little time and good nourishment and love she regained her health and has been with me ever since. Before we saved her I prayed for joy and that joy came in the form of Shadow. I live on a fixed ssdi and as much as I want to provide the best possible care for her it’s tough. Two years ago I took her to my vet, Shiloh veterinary and got her all her shots etc.etc. so except for her rabies booster she is up to date.
     Shadow has an appt with the vet at 10:20am tomorrow to have this looked at and I will send a copy of the vets’ report along to you tomorrow.  Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and God bless all of you for being a source of help.

                                                            Becky McMullen

Shadow did indeed go to the vet and the vet wrote to Handipets Personally.
This is what
Dr. Amanda Hurley from Shiloh Veterinary Hospital had to say:

Attn: Amy and Becky,
This letter is to inform you of the need and cost of care for Shadow. He has severe ear infections and an Aural Hematoma. Correction of these is important to insure minimal scarring of the ear canal. If left untreated, narrowing of the canal can occur leading to increased risk of infections. Attached are 2 estimates, one is for the recommended procedure to properly correct Shadow’s ear and includes safety recommendations such as pre-anesthetic bloodwork and IV catheter and fluids. The second estimate is for a “modified” solution which would be to simply sedate and drain the ear. Bandaging of the ear to the head keeps pressure and may prevent refilling. This is not recommended since the ear is likely to refill with blood and application of medicine to the ear canal becomes impaired. However this would be better than doing nothing at all.  I appreciate your time and hope you will be able to help Shadow and his mom. Shadow is othewise very healthy and in good shape.
Dr. Amanda Hurley
Shiloh Veterinary Hospital

Here is Shadows written estimate, it is clickable so you can view a larger image.

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