This afternoon, I had to take Ollie back to the Vet for his review of the recent treatment for the ear and skin infections.
My poor dog had started to shake his head again yesterday morning, and was ‘dropping’ his right ear constantly.
After the Vet had dug around in his ears long and hard enough for Ollie to start growling at him, the Vet concluded that the right ear was still infected, but the left was clear. He was pleased with the re-growth of fur, and declared that the skin was no longer infected.
As the Prednisilone Steroids had finished, he suspected that Ollie could once again feel the itch in that right ear. So he is back on those tablets for another ten days, accompanied by antibiotic ear drops that I will have to administer once a day. If things haven’t improved after those ten days, I have to take him back again.
Ollie was not happy at all, and couldn’t wait to get out of the Vet’s. But he had to wait until I had paid the £81 bill. ($111)
Back at home, he slurped down a whole bowl of water, then accepted a small treat from Julie for being good.
Now he is sleeping soundly beside me.