A tiny little hole - lotsa blood but just one question

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A tiny little hole - lotsa blood but just one question

Post by Chris Jun » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 21:52:45



Hi,
My smooth collie, Pablo, poked his ear flap with a wire last night (bad me -
I didn't remove the wire on an opened bale of straw).  I let him into our
kitchen and within a minute our floor, walls & even ceiling was splattered
with ***. The *** was coming out in spurts - the wound was obviously to
an artery.  I applied pressure to his ear flap and within about 10 minutes
the bleeding stopped but I made the mistake of letting him loose. He shook
his head and the spurting *** started all over again.  So I held his ear
for about 20 minutes and then put gauze on it, taped the ear flap to the
side of his head (tape around his head) and then found some old sweatpants
in our rag bag and cut out a fairly snug "snood" to cover his ear and
bandages.  Pablo just hates the whole thing and tries to get it off. He's
just the saddest, most pathetic, collie on the planet (or so he tells me).
I've kept him either tethered right next to me or in a crate next to my bed
so I can keep him from taking the snood & bandages off.

The actual wound is a puncture about the size of a pencil lead. It's on the
top side of his ear leather - it doesn't go all the way through.   How long
should we keep the bandages on so we don't have another *** splattering
session?   Pablo is just miserable and I would like to take the
bandages/snood off as soon as it's safe.

Any advice?

Chris, her smoothies and one visiting guy
Zeffie, Pablo, and Yasha

 
 
 

A tiny little hole - lotsa blood but just one question

Post by culpri » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 13:45:50



Quote:
> Hi,
> My smooth collie, Pablo, poked his ear flap with a wire last night (bad
me -
> I didn't remove the wire on an opened bale of straw).  I let him into our
> kitchen and within a minute our floor, walls & even ceiling was splattered
> with ***. The *** was coming out in spurts - the wound was obviously
to
> an artery.  I applied pressure to his ear flap and within about 10 minutes
> the bleeding stopped but I made the mistake of letting him loose. He shook
> his head and the spurting *** started all over again.  So I held his ear
> for about 20 minutes and then put gauze on it, taped the ear flap to the
> side of his head (tape around his head) and then found some old sweatpants
> in our rag bag and cut out a fairly snug "snood" to cover his ear and
> bandages.  Pablo just hates the whole thing and tries to get it off. He's
> just the saddest, most pathetic, collie on the planet (or so he tells me).
> I've kept him either tethered right next to me or in a crate next to my
bed
> so I can keep him from taking the snood & bandages off.

> The actual wound is a puncture about the size of a pencil lead. It's on
the
> top side of his ear leather - it doesn't go all the way through.   How
long
> should we keep the bandages on so we don't have another *** splattering
> session?   Pablo is just miserable and I would like to take the
> bandages/snood off as soon as it's safe.

> Any advice?

Manu gets these little wounds on the tips of his ears from rough play with
Lola.  they take absolutely forever to heal, and they're always getting
ripped open again, where they splatter *** everywhere.  I honestly think
he's had a scab on one or both of his ears the entire time we've had him.
the vet says that ear wounds just bleed a LOT and take a while to heal. i
was told to keep them clean and apply antibiotic ointment when they break
open.

sorry i don't have any better advice, just had to share some sympathy for
your situation!

-kelly

 
 
 

A tiny little hole - lotsa blood but just one question

Post by Supergoo » Tue, 06 Jan 2004 08:13:40


"culprit" wrote ...

Quote:
> "Chris Jung" wrote ...
> > should we keep the bandages on so we don't have another ***
splattering
> > session?   Pablo is just miserable and I would like to take the
> > bandages/snood off as soon as it's safe.

> Manu gets these little wounds on the tips of his ears from rough play with
> Lola.  they take absolutely forever to heal, and they're always getting
> ripped open again, where they splatter *** everywhere.

Murphy's done this to her tail a few times - whacked it on something, made
it bleed and then every night when we get home from work she whacks it again
and wags *** all over the walls! How can you stop an ecstatic doggie from
wagging?!

Last time we had to cover it up and put an elizabethan collar (big
cone-shaped clear plastic thing) on her so she couldn't pull the sticking
plaster off. It eventually healed in a couple of weeks, but now she has a
permanent pimple-like lump at the end of her tail.

Would such a collar be preferable to the bandages? You could put a smaller
dressing on the wound that way and he wouldn't be able to get it off. Murphy
was thoroughly miserable for about 24 hours, then she forgot she had the
collar on - kept whacking it into the backs of our legs!

cheers
Rachel
(New Zealand)