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The Ear was UP! I'm SOOOO Sad! Now What?
I initially inquired regarding the success of PermaStays . (Or not.) I took all the advice offered and continued posting. Chloe turned 2 August 21'st. One week later I took down the posts. Her ear stood perfect! (Well, you guys are a tough crowd, lol. Perfect for us, probably just ok for others.) But it stood for 2 weeks and 5 days. Yesterday I came home from work and it was down. I cried. I know, I know. What can I say. Last night I reposted it after observing her for a couple hours. You can literally see the muscles on the top of her head working when she focuses on something and is on "alert". The ear would go up for a few seconds, then fall. I just don't know what to do. I know implants aren't the answer for us. Should I try moleskin/foam? Keep posting? I'm keeping an eye on her teeth also, She has four teeth I can easily see that are thru a bit, but it's obvious there is more growing to be done. Should I just be happy she HAS an ear and get the hell over it? I'm including a photo taken in the yard about a week in. I know the ears aren't perfect, but I would have been thrilled with the way they were (in this pic) for the rest of both of our lives. My son in law says I have too much time invested, keep going. EVERYONE else in my family says stop. One member is threatening to put signs in our front yard saying "Free Chloe" or "Free the Ear". They think I'm crazy. Maybe I am. I looked at the post where people are offering to help with posting. I'm 40 min N of Chicago and I didn't see any close by. (and I mean 3 hours or less) I'm willing to drive! Also, in the pic lying by the pond. The ear facing the camera is the "problem" ear. About 1/3 of the way down (from the tip) is a thick crease/line. That's where it folds. But the left ear has the same thing. My hubby thinks the ear I'm having problems with feels less firm. I don't agree but I'm throwing it out there. I'm starting to seriously quote The Serenity Prayer. You know, God Grant Me the Serenity To Accept the things I cannot change...." I've never been good at accepting something can't be done. Thanks for your input and letting me vent/whine. After TWO YEARS of posting I thought we were done. I was so happy for 2 weeks, 5 days. I don't know what happened.