Hello and welcome from Portland, OR too!
They usually get accustomed to the "cup on the head" within about 2 days. The pup is somewhat sedated the first 24hrs and after that they need to get used to having it there and know that it hurts a bit. Did your vet give you anything for the discomfort/pain ?
I would talk to your vet, especially if he starts bleeding. Can you please post a photo so we know what is going on with him? Are the ears taped across the top of the head, attached to a cup, held up in a wire contraption, or something else? who did the cropping?
Need lots more photos of the little guy. They are so cute. Which side of Portland are you at?
Cato and Emerald's Black Onyx (r.i.p.)
Owned by Enid, Yoda, Jill (kelpie) and Lana.