My dog is recovering from this right now, his ear flap puffed up like a balloon! Now, what I'm wondering is if this is an ongoing conditon? Has anyone experienced this with their pet, and what happened? The reason I'm asking is because his ear was drained, he was (is) put on steroids, but it did puff up again, then 'deflate' again right away. I'm worried about it coming back when he's no longer taking steroids. The operation looks very scary, and obviously VERY expensive.