Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Under The Weather

For the last several days, Lucy has been flicking her ears. Her Daddy and I made some very honest attempts to put ear cleaning solution in them, but failed. Although we were unsuccessful at getting her ears back in perfect condition, I will say that both of us escaped without any injuries.

I am allowed to massage Lucy's ears, but as soon as I lift up an ear, she's outta there! So, I had no choice but to take Lucy to see Dr. Mary first thing yesterday morning, who confirmed my suspicions. Lucy has an ear infection! Thankfully, Dr. Mary and her wonderful assistant, Nikki were able to put medicine in Lucy's ear (after muzzling her, of course!) and she left the ear alone most of the day yesterday. But, I could tell she wasn't feeling good. She just hasn't been herself these last couple of days, and her mama feels terrible about it!

So of course, she's getting lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles. And I made her favorite meal for dinner last night (chicken & yams). I'm hoping these ear infections don't become common occurrences, because I can't stand to see my little girl sick! We'll be going back to visit Dr. Mary in two weeks, and hopefully my little boxer baby is as good as new by then!


  1. Awww poor sweet girl!!! Hope her ears feel better soon!!!!

  2. Poor Lucy! Hope she's back to her 'ole self soon!

  3. My Trixie won't allow ears lifted either. You wonder where they get that!

  4. I certainly hope it clears up soon. Take care, my friend!

  5. We hope her ears get better very soon and she is back to her bouncy little self.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  6. Once her ears feel better you should really work on desensitizing her to having her ears handled, in case she gets an infection again in the future. Don't train it while she's hurting though!

  7. HI, Jazzi here!!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. You are just way to cute Lucy!! Glad the ears are getting better!!


  8. I knows whats your going through Lucy girl. I have the dreaded big/long ear getting infected syndrome....so daily, if not every other day, my ears are checked.I'm getting very used to it and treat helps you know. Good luck!

  9. Our boxers haven't been plaqued with ear problems but those floppy ears make for prime ear infection hiding places! Hope she feels better very soon. Nothing more pitiful than a sick boxer!

    Mamma Heartbeat

  10. I feel for ya, my dad's beagle used to get ear infections a lot as a puppy. Now that he's grown up, they haven't had nearly the problems with him.

    I might do another Paw It Forward in the future, you never know! Maybe you'll get to join in then.

  11. Aw, I sure hope Lucy is feeling better soon. It's terrible when we have to see you guys with that worried look on your faces. The extra hugs and love help though.

  12. Bella gets a lot of ear infections too... poor Lucy! Hope she feels better soon.

  13. Sorry you have an ear ouchie, Lucy :(
    Hope you are feelin' tip top real soon.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  14. sweet lucy
    i am so sorry your ear has an ifection.
    i hate to have my ears messed with to..
    moms are always taking me to the vet to have something looked at.
    i hope you feel lots better- very soon

  15. oh poor baby. We need to be more like you not allowing any buddy touching our ears. But we do allow mom cause we get hugs and treats. Feel better
    Benny & Lily

  16. Awww...poor Lucy! Leroy is the same with his ears! As soon as I flip them up he runs away! I have to sneak him when he is osund asleep!

    I hope Lucy feels better soon:)

  17. Aww, poor Lucy! Sometimes chronic ear infections can be caused by an allergy in the food. Oskar had chronic ear & skin infections...Mom suspected it was his food.

    And yup...she was right. Once we began eating Natural Balance....no more ear infections!!
    (well except the occasional bacterail infection....not caused from food)>

    Feel better soon Lucy!!

    (((Hugs)) your friends
    Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

  18. Woof! Woof! Sending you lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Ear sickness is stuff. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  19. Brutus just got over an ear infection too. Just like a boxer though, he consistently shakes his head next to a wall or door frame (or other hard object) and the tips of his ears break open and bleed...which means more medicine. Poor guy!

  20. This is a constant battle at our house. This time of year my ears are OK - but as soon as I hit the water this summer it will be bad news. Hang in there!

    Wags N Kisses,