During the course of having breakfast yesterday morning, I noticed that one of Silly's ears appeared to have a lump on the top of it. It wasn't there the day before, so I tried to get a little closer to have a look. Sure enough, it was a lump and and once hubby was up and out of bed, I got him to hold our boy, while I examined it (gingerley of course).
Sure enough, there was something there, a very nasty something, and even with a gentle touch it was quickly apparent that it was very sore and already expressing (I'll spare you all the gory details). Since it was Sunday, our vet was closed but I'm just waiting for them to open this morning and will obtain an appointment for today.
This morning the bump is larger and looks alot nastier but I'm not sure if it was something that got into the house that stung him (a wasp perhaps?) OR if the boys were rough housing and someone bit him? Regardless, I've been worried not only about what the heck it is but how much pain he must be in because as surely as I'm sitting here, that thing has got to be throbbing.
It's at times like these when I realize what a horrible Mom I am. I worry instantly and really can't relax until the problem has been dealt with and I at least know what I'm up against. Can you imagine if I had had human children?.....................I'd be running them to the doctor for the least little thing!
Hopefully some antibiotics will clear this right up and they won't have to do anything too unpleasant to our Sylvester to make it go away :(