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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. I have some bad news about your draining plan. If you drain it today then it is just going to fill up again tomorrow.
I tried that method when I first got our of vet school many years ago. It makes a mess and is a waste of time.
If you can not get him to a vet to have it surgically corrected then the blood will reabsorb in 2-3 months. The ear will heal with a firm and wrinkled appearance.
Dogs can not take Tylenol-3 because of the acetominophen.
I would try icing it for 20 minutes each hour and see if you can get some of the swelling to go down.
Does that help? I know it is not the news you wanted but I am just being honest.