Second ear drain check yesterday...There was new redness around his neuter incision Monday and both our vet and I were a little worried, but it turns out it is just irritation from the stitches which is normal!
She checked his ear, asked the other vet to see what she thought, and decided to take the drain out early since it looked so good!
She is leaning toward a blood infection of some sort. Since the ear looked so good and he isn't getting new bruising she thinks the Doxycycline is probably working. We did need to leave the neuter incision stitches in because there was a little spot that wasn't closed completely so those will come out next week and a new CBC blood test to see where we're at!
On a side note...Thor amazes me everyday! He will be 8 June 13th. Up until recently, I'd say within the past 2 years, he didn't trust or like any person but my husband or myself. I was always extremely careful with him and wouldn't let anyone touch him in any way - even our vet would basically just shoot his shots in his butt and I'd have to show his teeth and ears for his annuals. But yesterday was HUGE!!! He has been great with my vet/friend for easily those 2 years, but yesterday he let her take all 4 sutures and the drain out of his ear with just me holding his head and giving him treats! He just laid there like it was never and issue. He's even been kissing her and getting petted! I had him doing touches and shakes for treats from all the girls and even a client
Where there is a will, there is a way. So proud of my bad baby!!!