So, Mom took me to the vet today. I came to live with her a week ago and today was the day for shots and neutering. She also had me tested for FeLV and FIV (negative-yeah!!). So now I'm home and a little tired from the surgery, but Mom's bigger concern is my ear. She had the vet check my ears because she thought I might have mites as one of them looked quite dirty. The vet said no mites, but that when they were checking my ear it started to bleed (not just a little, but quite a bit according to the vet). The vet thinks I may have had a polyp that broke or may have had an abscess from some kind of infection, so he had started me on antibiotics as a precaution. He told mom to watch me for signs that my ear was bothering me or for indications that my balance is off. Of course, right now my balance is a little off because I'm recovering from the anestetic for the surgery. Any other things mom should be watching for? Has anyone else had this type of problem? We are hoping there isn't any further problems, but the vet said my eardrum might have been ruptured at some time.