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Post by FluffSlave on Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:22 pm

Hi guys, sorry I've been a bit MIA recently, I've obviously had a lot going on with Willow and Mo and still feeling under the weather.

I've been doing a lot of thinking and watching recently and after having observed Willow I have decided that I am not going to go ahead with putting her to sleep right now. The peeing thing which I first thought was medical, is now appearing more and more territorial every day. She will never go a day without leaving one or two puddles but again she has drastically improved over the past few days. It seems to go in cycles and I *think* it's around every 4-6 weeks she'll have a bad bout. I am going to start keeping a diary as Sparky suggested so I can be sure, but I am pretty sure if it was medical surely she wouldn't have these bouts of improvement? Surely she wouldn't be able to control it and she'd only be getting worse?

Anyway, she is still so happy - a huge appetite, a massive personality as always. I was watching her binky around the garden last night and it just hit me that it would be so wrong to put her down at the moment. It is not her time.

I know she is at risk for Flystrike with the excess pee but I try and keep their room very clean and am going to take all of the preventative measures I can over the summer to keep the flies out and the buns protected.

So, I am going to ask Chloe if she would still be able to take Mojo when the time comes. I really hope she can. It could be weeks or months that Willow has left with us, but I know in my heart it is not time for her to go yet. When she is obviously suffering as opposed to at risk, that will be when I go ahead with it. I just realised that I was uncomfortable with my decision after thinking about it which meant I couldn't have been doing the right thing.

As for me, my blood test results came back. I have high levels of ESR. The doctor said this could be inflammation from being previously ill, but it could also indicate anemia, rheumatoid arthritis (which runs in my family, I was tested when I was little) and other auto-immune disorders. I have to go back at the end of next month for another test to see if the levels have dropped.

Anyway, sorry for the mahoosive post but I hope you guys are happy to know that Willow will be with us for a little longer yet. I can't say how long it'll be, but hopefully my predictions are correct and it is just hormonal. As long as she has a quality to her life and is happy, she won't be going anywhere.

Have missed you all and I'm now off to catch up on the latest HH going's-on Hugs
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Post by Sixer on Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:13 pm

I am so happy to hear the news about Willow Very HappyNot so happy to hear your news, I hope that there is nothing too untoward going on xx
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Post by FluffSlave on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:19 pm

Thank you Sixer, me too Very Happy

I am hoping it is just inflammation from previous illness but if not my second choice would be anemia I guess Laughing
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:32 pm

Great news for Willow Smile

The diary thing is a good idea. I've done this with my migraine head and the things I've managed to work out from it would surprise you!

Hope you feel better soon Smile
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Post by FluffSlave on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:44 pm

Yes Thumper2001, I really think it will help. At the very least it will give me an idea as to if there is any pattern to the peeing getting worse which would suggest hormones/territorial behaviour as opposed to health issues.

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Post by gentl on Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:45 pm

I'm thrilled that Willow is doing so well! I know how much you love her. Hopefully you will find a pattern to her behavior and that can give you some peace about her urine leakage problem.

I hope that they determine what your problems are. Uncertainty itself is distressing on top of the cause. I hope that whatever it is that it isn't serious and that they can help you. HugsHugs
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Post by FluffSlave on Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:03 pm

Thank you Holly Hugs

Me too!
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Post by c.bolduan on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Sorry love I missed this!
What good news. Hope she remains stable and you all can enjoy the time together.

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Re: A quick update from me

Post by FluffSlave on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:29 pm

Thank you Hugs
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:30 pm

The poor little love, top up vibes on their way and I am so glad she is better.

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Post by Sparky on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:34 pm

I'm glad it's better news for Willow and she seems well Smile

If your biggest worry at the moment is flystrike, you can get her treated with Rearguard. It's what Theo has and, unlike all the other anti-fly sprays, it actually stops any eggs from developing into maggots. Properly applied, it absolutely guarantees the bun won't get flystrike for ten weeks. It's not cheap, our vet charges about 35 to supply and apply. You can get it online cheaper (19.70 from Viovet) but
if you apply it yourself make sure you work it in well right from the end of the tail to halfway up the belly and back. It takes about 20 minutes at the vet for Theo to be properly covered. Then Humum has to entertain him all evening to stop him from licking at it Laughing
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Post by BugsBunny on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:02 pm

That is good news hun about willow.

I hope you are feeling well soon and find out what is going on with you properly.
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Re: A quick update from me

Post by FluffSlave on Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:18 am

Thank you guys Smile

Sparky, I have been considering getting her done with Rearguard at the vets. It's definitely seeming like a good idea. I'm just wondering whether to get them both treated. There will always be pee on the floor but I feel Wills is probably more at risk as she is sometimes wet around her bum/tail area whereas Mr Mo isn't. Hmm, decisions...
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Post by Sparky on Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:43 pm

TBH, there's probably enough in one bottle to do both*

Our vet nurse dumps the stupid applicator and works it in with gloved hands Thumbs Up




*Depending on the size of Willow's bottom Wink
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Post by FluffSlave on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:02 pm

Ooh, that would be good. Willow's behind is fairly large, but Mr Mo's is teeny tiny so hopefully there'd be enough left over for him too Wink

I will have to give my vet a ring and enquire about prices and whatnot...
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