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Need help with Rory!

Post by Newshawk on Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:28 am

I went to give Rory his apple slice tonight and he didn't want it. He then let me pick him up and hold him, which is not normal behavior for him. With Holly in skilled nursing, i don't know what to do right now. She doesn't have a phone so I can't call her. Any suggestions? I know I need to get him to the vet, but it's 1:30 AM here on a Saturday morning and I don't know when i can get him to a vet.
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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:16 am

Hi Ed,

Is he showing any signs of drooling? If so it may be his teeth.

Has he done any poos recently? Are they smaller, darker, harder? It could be s low down of his digestive system.

Is his stomach bloated or hard? We have this article on stasis which may help you work out if this is a problem for Rory - http://happyhoppers.forumotion.co.uk/t14490-gastro-intestinal-stasis-causes-symptoms-treatment

Bruce will sometimes worry himself into gastric troubles which may well be what Rory has done with Holly away. You do need to get him to a vet, but it may be that all he needs is some pain relief and some meds to settle his stomach and he will be alright. However I do feel the need to stress that if he is refusing all food then this is an emergency situation and you will need to get him to a vets asap. Try offering different foods and leave him in peace for a little while and see if he will eat when you are not looking.

Lots of vibes for you both as this can be quite a worrying time.


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Post by BugsBunny on Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:45 am

I am so sorry sweet Rory is off, I think Cherly is right, maybe he just does not want the apple and he other foods may be good to try and if not then it is a good idea to get him into the vets,

Is he eating pelltes or hay?

He is probably stressed and sad because Hollly is not there and he willl be wondering where she is, hopefully it has not stressed him in stasis like Cherly said.

Let us know how he gets on at the vets if you do take him there.

Many hugs and vibes coming your way from us and Dougal.

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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by Newshawk on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:20 pm

Update on Rory. We're back from the vet. She didn't find any signs of GI stasis, his teeth look good and there's no indications of any upper respiratory infections.

The vet thinks he may be just stressed over the absence of Holly, but she gave him a shot of reglin and showed me how to administer the other doses. He'll get two doses today and two tomorrow.

I've also put him back in his original enclosure (the master bathroom.) He has fresh hay, fresh water and some greens with baby carrots. I'll keep you posted on how things are going.
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:26 pm

Glad Rory is ok and it's not GI stasis. He could be very well missing Holly as it's surprising how they can react to a missing person and get all stressed.

He will probably feel a lot happier as well now being back in the Master bedroom.

Vibes for Rory and some of these for you Ed  Hugs Hugs

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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by KatieB on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:37 pm

I'm sorry to hear Rory is off Ed.

How is he doing ? What are his poos like?


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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:34 pm

Good to hear it is just stress Ed. Hopefully Rory will be fine with a bit of medicine and TLC.


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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by Newshawk on Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:56 am

Thank you all for your suggestions and well wishes. Unfortunately, it was all for naught. Rory has passed over the rainbow Bridge. I have written about it in the Rainbow Bridge section. Again, thank you for all your support today, especially Mike and Maysie for taking an overseas phone call from a very distressed hudad (me).
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Newshawk wrote:Thank you all for your suggestions and well wishes.  Unfortunately, it was all for naught.  Rory has passed over the rainbow Bridge.  I have written about it in the Rainbow Bridge section.  Again, thank you for all your support today, especially Mike and Maysie for taking an overseas phone call from a very distressed hudad (me).

We are just sorry Ed we couldn't do anymore to help  Crying or Very sad 

We are just so sad today for you and Holly xxxx  Hugs Hugs 

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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by FluffSlave on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:19 pm

Oh my gosh pale

I am so sorry you have lost him, Holly and Ed. I'm sending millions of vibes and hugs your way Hugs

Binky free, beautiful Rory Love
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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by paullp on Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:58 pm

lots and lots of anti stress vibes for Rory.
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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:01 pm

Oh darling I cannot tell you how very sorry I am, we all feel your pain.

Love and hugs

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Re: Need help with Rory!

Post by paullp on Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:23 pm

oh no, this is very sad. Binky free at the bridge Rory
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