Our dear sweet sweet 4 year old Banjo joined the BFWR family after being found as a stray. No one knows how long he was on his own out in the world. We do know he had a horrible ear infection in both ears, it is obvious by the liquid freely flowing from his ears. His ears were extremely painful, would not let anyone or anything near those ears. He was also having a very hard time hearing. Our fosters jumped into action and he was seen right away by the vet. This would be the beginning of a very lengthy process to address the years and years of neglect his ears have suffered. Banjo had 4 different pathogenic bacteria, with resistance to multiple antibiotics. His ear canals were swollen and inflamed to the point it was impossible to see down his ear canals. He would be treated with a series of medications to reduce the swelling, reduce the inflammation, as well as treat the bacteria. Once progress was made, it was time to determine where we go from here for Banjo. How do we make sure he is pain-free and can live a normal loved life. Banjo would be referred to a soft tissue surgery to explore solutions since the damage to both his ear canals was extensive and not reversible. Banjo was officially diagnosed with severe bilateral otitis externa with multiple resistant bacteria. Given the severity of ear disease and inability to adequately medicate, a bilateral TECA surgery was scheduled.
Banjo was perfect through surgery and during his stay at the specialty hospital. He is back at this foster home recovering. Recovery will take 6-8 weeks.
Please consider making a donation to help offset the cost associated with Banjo's vet care and surgery. Any amount, large or small, $5, $10, $25, $100 or more, will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made through our website, click on the donate button below, though our Facebook page or mail donations to PO Box 865 McCormick SC 29835. All donations go directly to the Berners in our care. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.
Thank you to the staff and surgeons at Virginia Veterinary Specialists for taking such great care of our Banjo. Thank you for the continued support as Banjo recovers from surgery.