Jelly gave me the fright of my life last night!!
It was the fifth day after her operation and everything seemed fine. Then suddenly at about 11pm, I saw her getting more restless and she was trying to scratch herself.. I took off her e-collar and to clean. Instead of eating a chew stick I gave her, she was incessantly biting her front leg, and then scratching her right (the ok) ear! I let her do so thinking that it was just a normal itch. But then even after I put the collar back, she became even more agitated.. she was breathing heavily and was not her normal self..
I felt worried and thought that she may have gotten some bites from her walk earlier.. but as she kept on wanting to scratch that right ear, I thought I better have a look.. I screamed out loud and almost cried! The inner ear was all swollen red!! It looked like she had some terrible infection or something.. and gosh, I allowed her to scratch it earlier!!
I was helpless so I woke up my maid who helped me take care of her when I'm out.. She was clueless of course and I was almost in tears. Then I know I just had to bring her to see a vet. She was clearly suffering! :( Good thing I do have a 24 hour vet contact that's not too far from my house.
When I called, I was told they would charge extra for emergency treatment but I didn't even bother to ask how much. So with my maid as company, I drove Jelly to Segar Clinic. It was a woman vet on duty and after hearing her operation history and examining Jelly, she thinks it could be some form of allergy, it could be from a medication but when she examined further, she said Jelly had some nasty yeast infection! I think we neglected cleaning her ears properly!! :(
The vet assistant cleaned her ear, applied some medication and gave her a jab. And I could see that she has calmed down a lot and the itch and the redness has reduced.. Altogether we spent almost one hour at the `emergency room'. The bill came out to be pretty hefty, more than what I anticipated. They charge RM100 flat for just consultation as opposed to RM20 during the clinic hours. And the medicine and treatment etc.. cost another RM118.
It's expensive, but I had no choice.. I definitely couldn't leave Jelly suffering the whole night! At least when she came back, she seemed to be back to her normal self and slept quietly in my room till the next morning...
And now, she is back to her normal self.. sleeping on my floor.. (sigh of relief)