Sunday, April 11, 2010

No Pictures Please!

Sam had his stitches taken out on Friday. That is the good news! The little guy also has a problem with one of his ears. Aaron and I have been dosing him daily and thought his ear was looking so much better! We were really looking forward to getting him out of his t-shirt and getting him a b-a-t-h. However, Dr. Kerne obviously had a secret meeting with Sam and worked out a nefarious scheme to avoid bath time - she decided to pack his ears.

If you have never had this done with one of your fur-kids, it involves filling the ear canal with a very greasy, dense medicine. We really hope that it helps and takes care of Sam's problem. In the meantime, it has made Sam deaf. He missed us pouring food into his dish, which is a sound he loves! He missed barking at the neighbor Saturday morning when he put his trash out. ...and he is very jumpy! Of course, when greasy medicine becomes warm it also melts. As of this morning, Sam looks like we poured a bottle of cooking oil on his head. Of course, all Sam knows is that he hasn't gotten a bath, and he can't have one until after his recheck next Friday. He is quite okay with this.

I've taken quite a few pictures of Sam this morning, but the one above is the only one that doesn't show him completely in his current disheveled state. He really does not look like himself this morning.


  1. Poor Sam!

    AND Poor Sam's Pawrents!

    Paws khrossed all of woo get some relief!


  2. I sure hope Sam's ears get better really soon! Debbie and Holly

  3. Poor Sam!!! Not getting a bath is a good thing, but not under those circumstances.
    I had to have my ear flushed out recently. The good part about that was when the vet said I could shake it out, I got the solution and yucky ear gunk all over her, the vet tech and the student. Ha roo roo roo - sweet revenge! (Mom seemed to know to get on the other side of the room....)
    Feel better, Sam!
    Play bows,

  4. Aww..poor Sam. I sure do hope you feel better soon buddy.

  5. Woof! Woof! Oh! SAM. Sending you my Golden Healing Thoughts. My ears gets cleaned every weekend by my Dad ... being a Senior Dog had to be extra careful. Don't like my ears cleaned but a BATH Yah! ... hope you get yours soon. I'll be thinking of you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. Oh you poor, sweet pup! No bathies? (Not a bad deal, Sam!) - But please get mo' bettah soon, so yous can hear all those good sounds like dinner-pouring-in-pan. That stuff does sound yucky, I know, but maybe a great trade-off for the "no bath" policy? Get better, dude!
    Hugs xo

  7. OOOO, ear packing does not sound like fun. I (TG) had my ear stuffed up once and it got so bad, I thought I was going to have to have my ear drum punctured so they could drain it. Fortunately, it cleared up before I had it done!

  8. We've had to have that done to one of our pups too--Sam can consider himself a member of club that's not very big!! Hope it feels better!!

  9. Oh, dear Sam, we sure hope your ears get all better really and really soons 'cause you look so sad...sigh.

    Tell your momma that pure cornstarch gently rubbed into the oil on your furs and left there for a little bit and then brushed gently out will make you much more presentable. The cornstarch soaks up the oil and just brushes out. How cool is that? It's also good for getting car oil out of fur, too, and don't ask how we know☺

  10. We hope you feel better soon, Sam! Having yucky ears doesn't sound like any fun at all.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. Poor Grandawg.

    And, so too, poor Momdawg and Dadawg.

    Grandpaw wishes y'all the best and get well sooner than anyone.


  12. Wow, I haven't heard of that treatment before! Farley has a lot of ear trouble but they've never done that. Hope it helps you out buddy!

  13. I hope Sam will be fully recovered soon!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. :(

    Is this greasy med needed for resistance to typical treatments (like Otomax)?

  15. Bath? yuck! I dont like baths either!!!

    I hope your ear heals soon!!



  16. Aww Sam.. I am so sorry about your ears.. Also sorry I have not been around much lately.. Mom has been sick and not much time for blogging :( I sure have missed you though..

    Take care my friend!

    Licks from me!!

  17. Aw, Sam, we've been away so long, we didn't know about the tumors! Glad they weren't anything to worry about. But we're sorry about the ear--hope you feel better soon!

    The t-shirt's a good look, though!

    Good to see you again--thanks for visiting our blog!!


  18. Well, good to hear the shirt is gone, but too bad about the ears. Hopefully this packing will do the trick.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  19. I hate having my ears cleaned, so I can only imagine how you must be feeling. I hope you feel better soon!

    Wags and Kisses,

  20. Sam, you ok my friend? Glad about the stiches and no-t-shirt...but so sorry about the ears and greasy meds! You'll be back up to snuff soon.... Hang in there....

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  21. Oh Sam, hope your ears clear up soon...bain of Goldens those big ear canals:( But pn the bright side you got your stitches out, Yeah! Happy blogisversary too,sorry we're late...not online too much these days.

  22. Oh, poor Sam! Hope he feels better soon! Augie once had an ear infection and got what must have been the oiliest ear drops of all time. They leaked out onto his fur and he looked disgusting. I couldn't wait to wash him--and then it took forever to get his fur clean again. Blah.

  23. OH NO! Poor Sam! I hope your ears get better really really fast for the sake of your pawrents and more importantly for you, Sam. You can't even hear your Noms being poured...THAT IS JUST HORRIBLE!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  24. Oh Sam, bear with this. It will be good to see you running with your goofy grin.

  25. It's always the ears with Goldens. Poor Sam. Hang in there! From one ear sufferer to another...

  26. So sorry to hear that Sam is having to endure all this. I would be miserable too! Wishing him well...a quick recovery!

  27. poor sam!
    i hope his ear gets better!
    do update us!
    keeping my paws crosssed for woo.