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My hubby and I were reposting Red's ears just now and trying to cut the old posts off, and my hubby wasn't exactly holding Red's head very well, and even using safety bandage scissors, I nicked the edge of Red's ear! It was right where the skin on the medial part of the pinna was folded over and the scissors got in the fold. He yelped but doesn't seem any worse for wear afterwards, but I feel HORRIBLE!!!

I cleaned it with betadine and applied some triple abx ointment while the ears are drying out after cleaning like normal, but I'm still going to repost because I don't want the ears to drop at all, but just not put tape over that part of the ear so I can clean the cut and keep an eye on it. Is this the right thing to do?

It's not huge or deep, it's just a little flap, but I'm afraid it's going to screw everything up and the ear will be messed up won't stand right. Am I overreacting?? Did I just completely mess everything up?? And I worrying for nothing? Is his ear going to be damaged forever now?? Please help!!

Here's some pics so you can assess the damage...

Look on the left ear, on the medial part, you can see a little red spot.



Here is closer up.
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Awwww....no biggy! Imagine how I felt cutting the tip of one of my sons fingures off....just a tiny piece of skin, but on a newborn baby?! Just try and leave it uncovered. He looks so much older already.....soooooo cute I can't stand it!

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Thank you so much, Luvbirds!! *hugs* I feel soooo bad right now, but I'm glad you don't think it's a big deal!
 

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I think most of us who have posted ears have nicked an ear at one point or another - I know I have. I would not worry too much about it, but would definitely NOT cover with tape and just keep an eye on it & keep it clean.
 
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awww lol Im sure it will be okay lol And once your done posting I think more hair will grow in that area...just try keep it flat against where it should be so that it will heal nicer....maybe put a bandaid over it and then post the ears...I dont know or maybe there is no need to do that :)
 

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Ooops, don't worry about it. Right after I got Shelby, Red's cousin, she somehow got her ear hooked in her crate door and ripped a little piece out. Imagine how I felt knowing I was going to have to call Lori and explain that one! Stuff happens.
 

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I think most of us who have posted ears have nicked an ear at one point or another - I know I have. I would not worry too much about it, but would definitely NOT cover with tape and just keep an eye on it & keep it clean.
Well at least I'm not the only one! Thanks, that makes me feel better at least.

I reposted and just didn't cover that little spot.



Imagine how I felt knowing I was going to have to call Lori and explain that one! Stuff happens.
Haha I know what you mean! I'm just not going to mention it... ;)
 

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No worries and great job! Actually plain water rinses and open to the air is great. Aloe vera gel or Vitamin E (just cut open a capsule) work great to prevent scarring. Oh boy - can I tell you tons of taping stories - and that's just on the Dragonman.
 
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No worries and great job! Actually plain water rinses and open to the air is great. Aloe vera gel or Vitamin E (just cut open a capsule) work great to prevent scarring. Oh boy - can I tell you tons of taping stories - and that's just on the Dragonman.
Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better. And I do have some pure vitamin E I could put on it, and an aloe plant I could use as well - thanks for the tips! :D
 

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Burns, if that is the worst scrape he gets, he will be doing good :)
Thanks, I just feel bad because I did it :(

I cut a piece off my aloe plant and rubbed some on last night, and it's looking ok so far this morning. I hope it heals quickly.
 

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Good job posting around the cut. It will be fine.
Thanks! :)

The cut is still looking fine - I've been dabbing it with a general ear cleaner and applying aloe every night.

Sorry I was freaking out about something so minor - I guess I was more surprised and shocked that I cut him and was worried about the integrity of the ear. But I see now that I overreacted like a psycho mom, lol
 

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How is our baby boy doing?
He's great, thanks for asking! :D He's getting better and better with the cats and vice versa. No accidents in the house, and listens reasonably well. We start puppy classes on June 16th (he'll be 16 wks by then). And he has made friends with the pair of ducks that live in our backyard!
 

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He sounds like a Dream Dobie Boy! My Petey goes from dream dobie to nightmare naughty boy!!! He is just a complete handful some-days...and at my age....and having 4 TEENAGE SONS in the house...I'm like...what was I thinking????? But then that sweet pup licks my face and I'm done!

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I think we need pictures of him & his duck friends :)
Haha I was thinking the same thing! I'll try to get some good shots of them. :)

He sounds like a Dream Dobie Boy! My Petey goes from dream dobie to nightmare naughty boy!!! He is just a complete handful some-days...and at my age....and having 4 TEENAGE SONS in the house...I'm like...what was I thinking????? But then that sweet pup licks my face and I'm done!
Wow, you DO have your hands full! I know what you mean though about those puppy kisses, they make it easy to forgot the nightmare naughty boy stuff. ;)
 
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