Sock Monkey Sock Medical Notes

My Awesome Niece 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 sewed it on quick and left 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.”
January 1, 2010
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
Prognosis: great
Client Communication:  Hi!  Nice socks!  Happy New Year!
Recheck: as needed
Shawn Finch, DVM

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