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Post by SarahJane on Mon May 19, 2014 6:17 pm

When Jelly got her jabs last year, Nicole our vet said she was amazing for her age,no signs of slowing down or any arthritis. Vacs are now 1 year apart, so this was 11 months ago now.

Before they moved into the shed, I noticed someone was leaving orange wees on the floor. Its taken me a while to work out who, and ive realised its Jelly.Now she leaves about...4 orange and very smelly wees on the shed floor every day. She is quite wobbly on her back legs and often "walks" rather than hops. She is very slow,and all round her back end is quite matted, as if she isnt cleaning herself. Its not caked with poo, shes never had a pooey bum but in the last two days I have noticed shes caked in urine, and her hocks are red and her feet are orange and all round her tail and on her tail is matted with hair.

She's seeing a vet on Wednesday, and im suspecting it is arthritus, but then that doesnt explain the wee does it?



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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon May 19, 2014 6:43 pm

Oh sweetheart, I will leave the advice to those of our friends who are more knowledgeable than I, but I am sending lots of love and healing vibes.

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Post by gentl on Mon May 19, 2014 6:48 pm

Jelly may have a UTI. If she hasn't been able to clean herself because of arthritis that would set the little dear up for a UTI. I hope they can get it all sorted out on Wednesday and give her some help. Sending vibes for the raven beauty Jelly!  Love 
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Post by SarahJane on Mon May 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Yes that does make sense, i feel like its two linked issues rather than one big issue, so thats probably quite likely. Shes still very smooth and shiny, got a lovely coat, bright eyes etc. she doesnt LOOK old, not really except for her greying coat.



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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Mon May 19, 2014 7:29 pm

Aww Bless her it does sound like she has a touch of arthritis as our Grace who was 9 started to wee everywhere and got dirty sometimes as she couldn't sit correctly to wee as she had it in her spine.

Sending lots of Vibes for her on Wednesday xxxx  Hugs 

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Post by BugsBunny on Mon May 19, 2014 7:55 pm

Sending vibes for Jelly hun.

I agree with Holly.

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Post by c.bolduan on Mon May 19, 2014 8:38 pm

Vibes for the girl! Hope she will feel better soon!

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Post by gentl on Mon May 19, 2014 9:26 pm

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Post by Sixer on Mon May 19, 2014 10:15 pm

Oh bless her - I do love Jelly. I agree with Maysie that it may well be arthritis in the spine - Herbie had a similar problem. Sending vibes for the beautiful Jelly xxx
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Post by KatieB on Tue May 20, 2014 6:17 am

I hope she is ok Hun, Annie has a bad spine and so her litter habits have gone to pot do it could well be this Hun xxx


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Post by FluffSlave on Tue May 20, 2014 9:53 am

Oh, poor Jelly Sad

I agree, it could well be arthritis, especially with her age. My vet queried an arthritic spine when Willow was displaying the same symptoms...

Hope the vet can give you some answers and get Jelly feeling better. Vibes and hugs in the mean time Hugs
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Post by bunlover on Tue May 20, 2014 3:44 pm

Vibes for jelly. I would think a uti and athritus combined. We had amazing results with cartrophen injections for one of our bunnies with athritus

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Post by KatieB on Tue May 20, 2014 4:09 pm

I meant to say earlier that I cut a hole in the front of their litter tray and this helped cos it was easier for her to get in and out x


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue May 20, 2014 7:45 pm

How is she today honey?

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Post by c.bolduan on Tue May 20, 2014 8:42 pm

jolovesbunnies wrote:How is she today honey?

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??? Any news???

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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue May 20, 2014 9:23 pm

Fingers crossed for Jelly for tomorrow.
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Post by SarahJane on Tue May 20, 2014 11:37 pm

Im going to get a dog basket instead of their litter tray so she can climb in and out easier. Shes pretty much the same today, bit stiff but happy in herself.Will update tomorrow after 7pm when shes been to the vets.



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Post by SarahJane on Wed May 21, 2014 7:59 pm

She has arthritis in her hip, and a urine infection. Shes on septrin snd metacam, but hoping to wean her off the metacam as her joint supplements take effect. Very good teethies, and still a good girl for her age.

Pebbles had her vaccine, shes fine. And Domino officially just had his first full vhd myxi combo since being poorly...go him!! (And she said he wasn't chubby at all haha!)



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Post by c.bolduan on Wed May 21, 2014 8:01 pm

Ohh, I hope the medicines will work well and speedy so that she can enjoy her life with you to the full! Thumbs Up Wave 

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Post by SarahJane on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:34 pm

Well, Jelly has stopped weeing on the floor, and her wee is back to its normal colour. But everytime we stop metacam she's worse, and she wont stop peeing on herself Sad
Going back to the vet tonight. She's also losing weight, this will be here third trip since May and if shes gone down in weight again we may have to investigate further.

She's still bright in herself, but she is eight now, so I have to be realistic about what we do, she's an old girl and I just want her to be comfortable for however many years/months she goes on for.



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Post by FluffSlave on Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:32 pm

Oh, bless her Sad

I'm sending vibes your way - hopefully you can get to the bottom of it Hugs
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Post by BugsBunny on Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:55 pm

Sending lots of vibes for her vet trip hun.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:42 pm

How did she get on love? Lots of cuddles coming to you.

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Post by SarahJane on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:59 pm

The vet thought she may have bladder sludge, given that while her wee had improved, she is very sensitive around the bladder area. He suggested xray, but then she peed on the scales and he looked at the urine and said he doesnt want an xray as hes pretty sure thats what the problem is.

She isnt allowed any more veggies, and her metacam has been upped to twice a day to help with the arthritis. Got to get her back in two weeks time to see if its improved.



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Post by gentl on Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:39 pm

Sending healing vibes!
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