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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

crazy ear funk!

it's time for a woe is me picture.

last friday night, my left ear started itchin'.  i scratched it, and it felt better, so i thought it was all good.  not so much.  i woke up from snoozin' on saturday morning, and my left ear was all burnin' and ouchies.  i couldn't even play wrestle mania with my big sis asa cuz every time somethingie came close to my left ear, i would squeal in mega pain.  so my mama brought me into the bathroom, and she used her happy voice and said she was gonna be really really full of the cautions and look in my left ear.  i was a sucker and fell for it.  according to mama, my ear was super smelly and full of brown gunk and very raw and red.  then came the way icky news.  since the vet was closed until today for the 4th of july holiday, mama was gonna have to clean my left ear out.  mama sat me down and took my head in her hands and told me that she needed me to be a very brave doggie cuz it was prolly gonna hurt.  boohoo.  i was a very brave boy with my daddy's help.  he gave me a big bear hug, and mama cleaned my left ear with some cotton balls and some alcohol.  it was definitely WAY OUCHIES, but i have to admit that my ear did feel a teeny smidge better after.  anywho, mama did her best to keep my ear clean and dry through the long weekend, and first thingie this morning, she called the vet and made me an appointment for this afternoon.
now i kinda actually like going to the vet cuz i get to meet new friendz!  today i met a 12 year old labradude named chewbacca, two very serious german shepherds (dude and dudette), and a 15 month old golden retriever dude who was ridiculous amounts of fun to play with!  still, when they called me back to see my vet lady, i was all filled up with the nervosity.  my vet lady, dr. deborah, is so super duper nice, but i was not looking forward to this for sures.  first i got stuck with the magic wand you know where.  then i started cryin' like a baby cuz dr. deborah took a ginormous q-tip and swabbed my left ear so she could do this thingie called a culture.  we waited a couple minutes, and just like dr. deborah had expected, i had some evil nasty yeast monsters living in my ear.  she said it was definitely an allergy, and since i got an ear infection in my left ear this exact same time last year, there must be a most bad item outside in the summer that does not like me or my ear. so apparently, those yeast monsters in my ear were being crazy greedy and throwing a hooge pawty, which meant that i had to get a shot of this stuff called prednisone in my hiney before we could go home.  dr. deborah said it would help me feel better, but all i know is that it makes me uber thirsty and gives me the munchies!  oh, and i got these horrible drops to put in my ear in the morning and at night.  i'm so so excited.  NOT!

okie dokie, i guess i better stop now before my post gets too cranky like.  besides, my tummy is rumblin' and i need an after supper snack.  stoopid prednisone!


Maggie Mae said...

Booker Man,

I hopes that you are feeling betters soon. My mom is always checking and cleaning my ears, it's not fun. :(

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Frankie Furter said...

I know that meddy stuff. Mom calls it the EAT MORE, DRINK MORE, PEE MORE stuff.
Awwww sorry that you got the bread starter stuffs in your ear. Butt that is better than WORMS I guess.
You mean to tell us that they put that thingy in THERE and then stuck a needle in your hiney too??? Cruel.
Sorry you are sickie Booker.
I gotta tell you this one, I will prolly never be able to think of you as anything other than... THE peanut Man. hehehe
Keep us posted on the ear situation.

scotsmad said...

Ouchies. We hate having stuff put in our ears. AND we hate going to the vets. Hope this gets sorted very soon, so you'll be back to wrestlin' and zooming.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

What's with that wand thing anyway?

3 doxies said...

Haves no fear da Puddles is here...well, 'm really not theres, just in da spirits. Now, I gots drops fur my ears too...fixing to go use them as a matter of fact...soon as mum can catch me to do it.
Yous be okie dokie real soon, I promise.
And by da way, I don't thinks you dad was really giving yu a bear hug. I kinda thinks it was a wrestmania move to keeps you from going anywheres.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...


Hope you feel better soon.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Jake of Florida said...

We're so sorry you have that nasty stuff in your ear -- but sounds as though you'll be getting better ina few days. We'll be thinking about you1!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

sophie said...

yes...ear infections are part of my regime...NOT HAPPY! My daddies use 2 solutions that help to clean up the mess when it acts the summer I swim a lot and the problems seem to be non-existent because I'm always shakin' it up baby!

Minna Krebs said...

Poor BookerMan!

You definitely had a bad days!
I gets the ear problems too. The Vet says it because my long luxurious hairs keeps da airs from drying out my ears. My mom got some weird powders that she Puffs into my ears and it let's her PULL da Hairs out! Talk about Ouchie!!!

But nuffs bout me....I hope the stick in your butt gets you feeling better soon!


Sagira said...

Oh no...hope that medicine gets rid of those nasty yeast monsters.

Malissa said...

Poor guy, drops are the worst. My pug is prone to ear infections too, I try to stay of top of cleaning his ears. I use a chlorhexidine solution and helps fight the nasty ickies and keeps the ear nice and dry. You were a very brave boy Booker, healing vibes to you.

little princess Luna~ said...

hi bookies--im so sorry you have ayeast monster in your cutie patootie ear. :(
my brofur had the same problem (which he was very happy to share about on my blog some days ago) too. but he is betters now, and if he is betters, then you will be too. :)


Dog Foster Mom said...

Hi Booker Man, sorry that your ear is hurting. Ziggy gets ear infections sometimes and the vet thinks its from allergies too, although in his case it turns out he has food allergies. Hope you're feeling better very soon!

P.S. Ziggy wants to know if he changes his name to Chuck...or Ciggy...or something else with a "C", if your mom and dad will adopt him next?

BRUTUS said...

Oh, Booker. We know WAY too much about what you are going through - Mason has TWO ear infections right now. His are allergy-related too. Happen like clockwork about 5 times a year (they used to be way more often, but then we switched foods and he only gets about a third as many now). In fact we ALWAYS have a bottle of Mometamax on hand, even take it along when we travel. Momma knows that smell all too well! Don't worry too much buddy, I know you'll be feeling much better in just a day or so!

Brutus & Carmen

Ruby and Penny said...

Oh Booker. Your ear ouchie sounds so painful. We hope the medicine is working and you are feeling better
Love Ruby & Penny

hero said...

Hi Booker,

Hope your ear is getting better now... I can so feel you coz I'm currently under two weeks of controlled ear drops too, that's like 36,478 days in dog calender... all due to something called fungus infection, whatever.

Licks, hero

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Good job: woo made my mom itch her ear as she read this post!

I'm so glad woo were uber brave!

PeeEssWoo: And now Mom is thirsty too!

Inky and Molly said...

Oh Bookie. That's not good newsies.
What a bummer! How annoying having the itches right in the ear where you can't get to it properly. You can't even lick your own ear. What a torture.
We hope that those meds will get you mongreling-around again in no time.
Any day playing without your siblings is a lost day so our paws are crossed for your speedy recovery. Keep us posted on the decline of the yeast monsties!

Martine said...

Oh Pal! Our poor pal! We are glad you went to vet to get all fixed up, even though they had to poke you TWO times! EEK!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Lola said...

Oh, I know what you're going through, Booker. My ears have been non-stop trouble since Spring sprung this year. I hate that you've had all these ouchies to deal with. A lovely boy like you should never have any ouchies, but that's just not the way things work, I guess. Just let your Mom take care of your ears the way she needs to, demand a treat as a reward for cooperation and feel better soon.

lotsa licks, Lola

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Awwww Feel better real soon Mr. Booker Man!!! Sending you slurpy kisses from Mabel Lou!

Stellaluna and Pals said...

Oh Booksie-
I've never had anything like that but it sounds super yucky. Please get better soon.

-Stellaluna the spazteroid

PeeSss: Thank you for your kind words about brudder. Mama is feeling better. We're being positive that he just got adopted by some little kid that thought he was a stray or somethin.

Lorenza said...

I hope the meds and those drops help you to get better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

houndstooth said...

Aww, Booker, we're so sorry your weekend was so rough! Mom says she's had to have that prednisone stuff and she totally feels your pain! You deserve an award of some kind for getting through all that!


Life With Dogs said...

The universal Lab lament. Been there too many times Booker. Those meds have a permanent home in our kitchen.

JD and Max said...

Hi Booker - poor you! We're lucky that we haven't had anything like that (yet!!) It feels most unpleasant so we hope it sorts itself out soon - our advice would be to milk it a little for extra treatables, just to ensure you don't suffer a relapse or anything you understand! Hope you get well soon. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

sprinkles said...

Aww, poor Booker Man! I had a sickly kitty who practically lived at the vet's office before he died. I can definitely empathize. It's hard to see any animal not feeling well.

My parents have a beagle right now who spends lots of time there. He started out with infections in both ears. Got that cleared up but now his stomach is bright red and itchy and they can't clear that up. He's been on several different antibiotics and steriods, tried different kinds of creams and sprays but nothing seems to be working. They've even tried different kinds of foods, thinking that he might be having an allergic reaction to something.

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

OOOOH, Booker, those yeasties in the ears are nasty. You have such a good mom to want to try to make you feel better. We hope all those meds get that ear back in good shape. None of us like the ear washing either. Do you shake your head like crazy after the whole ordeal?

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Thundering Herd said...

Yikes - hope it gets better quickly. Ear drops are bad, but the worst are eye drops. The humans say those are nearly impossible.

Zona said...

Oh dears.... I recognize one of those bottles. No fun! Sounds like you were a brave boy at Dr. Deborah's. When I had to go to the vet on Monday, I was a shaking, tail tucked mess. :( I could have used your support. Next time we should coordinate our appointments! I have bread makers too but on my chin. Weird, right?

Get better soon!!!!!!!!


Ina in Alaska said...

Dear Booker Man I hope you are feeling much better today. So glad Dr. Deborah figured out how to help you.

Pee Ess I was most honored, happy and thrilled to become your and Miss Asa's auntie! I did a little announcement about it over at my blog!!! Huggies from Aunt Ina xoxoxo

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Awww Booker Man, ear ouchies are no fun. We get them around here too. Sounds like your momma and daddy took care of ya.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Anonymous said...

Oh, my poor sweet BRAVE Booker Man! I'm so very much sorry for your recent ear woes. I wish I was there to give you kisses and snuggles and help you gets all better. (Do you thinks maybe it's swimmer's ear? You know, from all that swimming you did in the ocean over in Honorooroo?)

I hopes you get feeling better real soon. I don't like the thought of you having an ouchie at ALL!

Gentle wiggles and wags,

Two Pitties in the City said...

Itchy ears are the worst; especially when you try to use your own toe nail to scratch it. I'm glad you're feeling better now.

Life With 5 Dogs said...

We don't like when are ears are feeling yucky! Some of us get ear infections from swimming alot. We sure hope your ear starts feeling better very soon.
Your Friends
geisha,Grover,lily,bailey and Wrinkles

Scout 'n Freyja said...

It is furry awfuls when the ears are hurtin'. Been there - done that - don't wanna do it again☺

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Booker we are so sad you are having ear problems! Virgil has them as a baby and he just hated it so much when he had to have his ears cleaned and get drops - but they did help him and they will help you too! We hope that it clears up quickly so you aren't in any pain - we are sending you tons of purrs to get well!

Mango said...

OK, yuh, like I totally have had those yeasts in my ears too and it is unpleasant for sure, but you have to be brave and let mom put in the drops and stuff to get you fixed up.

I am most brave, but when stupid PeeWee has to get examined he has to go in the bathroom too. Ruh roh, I say, stay out of that room.

Hope you feel better soon. If you produce any nice loaves of bread from the yeast, send them my way.


Anonymous said...

Oh this is terrible news. I hope by now you are feeling better. My big sister Nikki had bad allergies just like that. They sent her blood somewhere for a test and found out she was allergic to DUST. Turns out dust is everywhere even after Mom cleans it up, so they started giving her shots to build up her immunity and they helped a lot. After a few years she was all better and did not even need them anymore.

I hope you don't need the shots but if you do, don't be afraid--they will really help and then no more icky medicines. And I bet you Mom will do what mine did and let you likc cheese whiz off a spoon while Dad does the shot. That makes it better.

Hang tough, Booker Man!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is terrible news. I hope by now you are feeling better. My big sister Nikki had bad allergies just like that. They sent her blood somewhere for a test and found out she was allergic to DUST. Turns out dust is everywhere even after Mom cleans it up, so they started giving her shots to build up her immunity and they helped a lot. After a few years she was all better and did not even need them anymore.

I hope you don't need the shots but if you do, don't be afraid--they will really help and then no more icky medicines. And I bet you Mom will do what mine did and let you likc cheese whiz off a spoon while Dad does the shot. That makes it better.

Hang tough, Booker Man!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Thirsty? The munchies? Does this medicine come rolled up in little bits of paper? ;-)