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Poor Noonie has been battling terrible ear infections for almost a year now. We have went to numerous vets and tried everything short of surgery. My husband tells me that he is taking him in next week for surgery. The vet said he'll have some hearing loss. But as long as he's better I guess it's worth it. I'll be home in a couple of weeks and hopefully by then he'll be fully recovered. I can't help but be a little worried though.
 
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ending Healing drool your way. Noonie will be in my thoughts and prayers. yvonne
 
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Poor guy. What exactly is the surgery?? Maggie Mae has been deaf for 2 years now. She adjusted fine to her hearing loss. I'm grateful that she still has her vision. That would be so much harder to deal with. My Husband still forgets that she can't hear and calls to her. I hope Noonie will finally feel better. I'll keep him in my thoughts and special prayers.
 

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It must be hard to be away from him with this going on- but great that this will be the end of his ear problems! Keep us posted-
 

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I don't want to sound discouraging, but I had a basset for 14 years, who had all kinds of ear infections. He had the surgery, and it did not help. I felt bad that we had put him through so much for nothing.
We had him when I was young, and I am convinced it was his diet. we fed him just about anything he wanted. Who knew back then?
Since then I have had three more bassets, and I find when they are fed ONLY a dog food that works for them (trial and error), and NOTHING ELSE, they virtually have no ear odor or infections.
This was just my own experience, and maybe you have already tried every diet in the book, and nothing works.
Perhaps someone else whose hound has had the surgery will post their opinion, as to what to expect, and if it was successful... good luck, and keep us posted.

Sandy :)
 

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Wishing Noonie a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. :)
 
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Slinging drool far & wide for Noonie.

Lynne & Huck

P.S. Where are you if you'll "be back in a couple of weeks"?

[ January 07, 2006, 12:18 PM: Message edited by: Lynne & Huck ]
 
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Kimberly,

Good luck to Noonie with his surgery. I wish you a safe return.

Lynne -- I believe Kimberly is in the military.
 

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As for diet we tried it all. And this is not your typical ear infection. It's pseudmonas, which is a very hard to treat. Where have I been? Iraq for the last four and a half months.
 

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Safe travel, safe return.
 
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Kimberly, hope the hound does well and all my prayers to you for all you do
 
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