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Title: Empty hutch - RIP Inky
Post by: ssweetpea on September 24, 2011, 05:42:34 pm
Now Inky seems to be not her usual self.

She hasn't eating much in the way of pellets for serveral months and recently has been doing the "Myssy dance" everytime we go need the hutch with fresh greens which she devours with glee. Mr B doesn't get a look in.

She has be very lethagic today and grunted at Mr B when he tried to get her to play. She has noticable gotten thinner as well.

I guess it is off the the vet on Monday.


Title: Empty hutch
Post by: ssweetpea on September 24, 2011, 09:27:04 pm
This is not looking good.

She is turning down food an her guts are making quite a bit of noise. I managed to get just over a teaspoon of pineapple juice into her but that is all this evening.
What I am reading on the net about this is not good as we can afford to get her to a vet before Monday.

She is 5 and a half years old.


Title: Empty hutch
Post by: nitpicker1 on September 25, 2011, 07:54:40 am


sending good vibes to ya...               


Title: Empty hutch
Post by: ssweetpea on September 25, 2011, 09:23:48 am
She is still with us this morning - but it still doesn't sound good. She has all the signs of GI stasis.


Title: Empty hutch
Post by: ssweetpea on September 26, 2011, 07:48:02 am
I force fed her some pineapple juice (7ml) on Saturday night and another 5ml yesterday morning and pellets dissolved in pineapple juice last night - a whole tsp full followed up with 3ml of water. That took nearly 10 minutes to get into her with a 1ml syringe.

She is still with us this morning, moving around a little more.

Better still after eating half a spring of pasley with Sp1 put it in front of her nose she came up to the mesh - for the first time in 2 days - and slowly ate a dandelion bud, 2 dandelion leaves and another whole sprig of parsley!

She still is not a well or happy bunny, she was eating very slowly pausing mid leaf and is off to the vet this afternoon which still maybe a one way journey but....

I seriously thought she was going to die Saturday night - I still thought she was going to die last night.

Her chances of recovery have gone up a little.


Title: Empty hutch
Post by: ssweetpea on September 27, 2011, 01:56:14 pm
Good news!

Inky seems to be on the road to recovery. (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/Animated%20emoticons/17_Clapping.gif)

She had some intesive care and rehydration at the vet yesterday as well as medication to get her gut moving and serious pain relief and gas drawn from her bowel with a needle.

She was one stoned bunny when we brought her home overnight. Trying to feed a stoned rabbit baby food with a syringe is not the easiest.

When I checked her at 3am I had to clean up the carrier! A good amount of poo. She had a big drink while I tidied up.

They gave her more rehydration today at the vet and more drugs but she is now tucking into grass.

She is not completely out of the woods but she is much better and will be coming home tonight and won't need me to feed her farex and pineapple juice with a syringe.


Title: Re: Empty hutch
Post by: ssweetpea on September 28, 2011, 08:06:33 am
 :'(

Inky passed away sometime in the early hours of the morning(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/cry.gif)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/DSCN1026.jpg)
Easter bunnies 2006
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/DSCN1268.jpg)
awww
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/pets/IMG_0634.jpg)
Stoned and very ill, sleeping in Sp1's arms Monday night
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/pets/IMG_0640.jpg)
off to the vet again yesterday, Mr Biscuit wanted to go too.
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/pets/IMG_0063.jpg)
Just hopping around on the deck a couple of weeks ago.


RIP Inky 8/02/2006 - 28/09/2011






Sp1 and I will move Mr Biscuit over to Myssy's former run right next to Cinnamon later today with a view to bonding them so they can live together - hence the empty hutch.







Title: Re: Empty hutch
Post by: nitpicker1 on September 28, 2011, 09:09:49 am



 :'( 

got home to see the good news post in my notifications, sorry things turned out like this  (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/24emrosesad.gif)


Title: Re: Empty hutch - RIP Inky
Post by: ssweetpea on April 26, 2014, 10:30:47 pm
More sad news.

Maundy Thursday (18th April), we found Mr Biscuit struggling to breathe, really struggling. He had a bad nasal infection and rabbits don't voluntarily mouth breathe. The vet wasn't hopeful that antibiotics would work in time or at all to prevent his nose re blocking even if and it was an if we managed to unblock it.

We decided not to put him through that and put him to sleep. :'(
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/pets/IMG_06-04-2014Kira4_zps10c41616.jpg) (http://s120.photobucket.com/user/curse_tea/media/pets/IMG_06-04-2014Kira4_zps10c41616.jpg.html)
This was taken on the 6th April.


Title: Re: Empty hutch - RIP Inky
Post by: nitpicker1 on April 28, 2014, 06:30:44 pm
(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/34emhug2.gif) (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/24emrosesad.gif)

 a sad time when pets must leave us.