My awesome niece Kylah got sock monkey socks for Christmas. I was visiting while she was out and saw one of the socks laid aside with the ear next to it. I quickly sewed it on then typed her this note, because she, too, has a strange sense of humor.
I told her Mama, “I wonder how many times I think I am hilarious, when in reality, I am just strange.”
S: SMS presented with right ear injury, does not seem to be painful, no bleeding on presentation, injury appears to be accidental, no suspicion of abuse
O: BAR, friendly, BCS 5/9, no pulse, no respiration (normal for species), AD-completely severed at base of pinna, clean laceration
A: injury to base of pinna, AD, ear detached
P: exam, surgery: ear sewn with um, brown thread, something-ought, two layer subcuticular (sub-yarn?) pattern, wound edges well-opposed, revascularazation and reinnervation should not be a problem.
Client Communication: Hi! Nice socks! Happy New Year!
Recheck: as needed
Shawn Finch, DVM