Mama Diaries

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Schultz's Bad Day

Schultz, our hundred pound German Shepherd, is a catastrophe!  Yesterday morning, when I got up, I noticed he was acting a little funny.  His ear was drooped and he was walking sideways.

"What's the matter, Schultz?  Were you out partying last night, and now you have a hangover?"

He looked at me with his soulful brown eyes.  I figured I'd better do a closer inspection of the beast.  I looked in his satellite dish ears.  The left ear looked okay, but the right ear was a mess.  I could see blood in it. 

"What did you do, Schultz? Scratch yourself?"

I tried to have another look, but he didn't want me anywhere near that ear.  I decided it would be best to have the vet look at him.

When we got there, the vet attempted to peek in his ear.  But Schultz wouldn't let him.  In fact, he tried to bite him.  The vet got out the muzzle and put it over Schultz's big snoot, which of course, further aggravated him.  Then he looked in the ear.  You should've heard Schultz yipe and whine!  Oh my gosh! 

"It's a double ear infection."  The vet announced.  Schultz's ear was loaded with blood and pus.  Totally disgusting, and totally painful!  The vet gave him a shot in the rear, ear drops, and a pill.  Schultz didn't like any of that one bit!

After Schultz was done with that torture, the vet asked if we wanted to have him micro chipped.  "Sure," said my husband.  "It's already a bad day for him, so why not just get it all over with."

The vet came out with a very long needle.  I guess because of Schultz's size, they needed a big one.  You should've heard him yipe and carry on when he was poked with that!

Afterwards, we took him home.   He immediately went into his crate.  Poor dog!  I felt terrible for him.  I guess even dogs have bad days!
        

45 comments:

  1. Poor baby- that was a very long day! Hope he gets to feeling better soon-

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    1. He's starting to feel better today. His ear isn't drooping quite as much.

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  2. Sounds like Schultz may need a special treat when he's feeling better.

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  3. Poor baby pup! (even if a big one) Hope he's better soon. I second the need for a treat and rubs of the head for Schultz.

    There's never a dull moment at your house. . .

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    1. He's been getting lots of love. I'm sure he doesn't understand why he's been feeling so bad!

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  4. Aww! Poor sweet dog! It does sound like he had a very bad day.

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    1. I'm sure it's not a day he wants to relive.

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  5. Poor Schultz. Hopefully he feels better soon. I just want to give him a hug!

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  6. Aww poor thing, hope he is feeling better real soon.

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    1. He's definitely getting better now that all the medicine is working.

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  7. Ear infections seem to be very painful for dogs. I think the microchip probably bothered him more because he didn't feel well. My Harper, who is very large, got his microchip with a huge needle, too, and he didn't seem to notice.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I agree that Schultz was probably extra sensitive because of all the pain he was in.

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  8. Aw, the poor baby. I hope that infection clears up pronto.

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  9. Poor pup, hope he feels better soon.

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    1. I think he's beginning to feel like his normal self.

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  10. Aww poor Schultz. Hope he feels much better soon. :)

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  11. Yeah all of that is sure no fun, the cat had stuff shoved up his wee wee recently under our sun haha

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  12. Poor Schultz. I hope the double ear infection clears up quickly.

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  13. Poor Schulz hope he recovers soon. I have a sinus infection and am on my second course of antibiotics.
    Give him a hug from me.

    Yvonne.

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  14. Sherry,

    Ah, poor thing. I hope he gets well soon. Sounds to me like he had an abscess in his ear.

    It's a tough job, being a vet.

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    1. I wouldn't want to deal with that! My daughter wants to be a vet. I hope she can handle it!

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  15. Aw, poor shultz. The last time I took my cat to the vet she took a chunk out of him because he took too long inspecting her teeth. I was both amused and mortified.

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  16. oh no! give a hug to schultz from me please :(

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  17. Poor schultz, hope he's feeling better

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    1. The medicine is starting to work, so there's an improvement.

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  18. Oh, no. Poor Schultz. I hope he's feeling better now.

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    1. He is. He's not yet at 100%, but he's definitely better!

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  19. A big hug for Schultz. I hope he feels better very soon.

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  20. Aww! Poor Schultz! This sounds worse than a typical bad day... :(

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  21. Poor Schultz! He's getting all these get well messages so hope that helps. But glad to hear he's beginning to feel better. Ear infections are horrible. When we had our chocolate lab, he had them all the time no matter what we did, poor thing.

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  22. Indy whined and yelped when I told him about his pal Schultz-y.
    Hope he's feeling better. :-)

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  23. Having been through a number of bad days with my poor puppy at the vet as well I can attest to that!

    I hope Shultz is feeling better!

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