A reminder! http://www.petforums.co.uk/general-chat/142283-im-saving-dog-being-pts.html Well - he is at the vets now. Has had a big operation on his ear and I am so sad. When I took him in - the vet told me all the possible complications: possibility of a damaged facial nerve which could result in partial paralysis of his face, inability to blink which would possibly result in him losing an eye possibility of massive internal bleeding which has resulted in them losing a dog total deafness in the ear The total deafness didn't concern me as he is deaf in the ear now as he has been in so much pain with infection. I was mega concerned over how he would react to being left at the vets and crated after his life history of being crated and in a shed all his life up until 18 months ago. Anyway to cut the story short - the operation went well - no damage done (phew!) but when I rang to see if he could come home tonight I could hear him crying/howling in the background. I knew it was him straight away - the nurse said it was because he was due another load of morphine but I wondered if he thinks he has been abandoned by me. I want so much to get him home but I know that for pain management he is in the best place. I'm upset for him - want to see him but think it will upset him more if he sees me then I leave him again. It isnt often I wish time away but I so want to get him back. Am I being soft?