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Post by iiisecondcreep on Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:40 am

Journey down went ok, managed to get them to eat some coriander with a wee spray of rescue remedy on it, not sure if it helped or not.

Had the consultation yest morning, went well. He also checked T's eyes out of interest and she has very mild cataracts and something else which I think is age related. So that was fine then we got back after the consultation and half an hour later the vets called asking if we could bring him back in for an ultrasound on his eyes, so packed them up again for another 2 hr round trip. Ultrasound went well and his eyes are in good condition.

Dropped them off at 7am this morning, his surgery was booked for about 8.30, so he should be in now.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:52 am

Hope everything goes well for MJ.

Let us know when you hear Smile
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:53 am

That was a nerve wracking 3hrs, vet called 20 mins ago to say the op went very well, he's out now and awake but still groggy. She said he was busy looking around the cage Smile Smile
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:05 pm

I know what you mean, I've been checking in every 10 mins or so Laughing  You must have been on the edge of your seat!!!

I'm so pleased it went well cheers Happy Dance Very Happy
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Post by woodwench on Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:14 pm

That news is always such a relief ... Let's hope he's soon tucking into his food and back home.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:06 pm

Fantastic hunny, I love news like this.  Please give him a cuddle from me.

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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:21 pm

Great good news. I he staying at the vets overnight. Check up?
Happy Dance cheers cheers Hugs cheers Hugs

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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:23 pm

How is he doing?
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:45 am

We collected him yesterday and brought him back, its wonderful seeing him looking around again but he is one very unhappy little bunny.

The drugs he is on are:
Maxitrol (eye drops) 4x a day
Meloxicam 1x a day
Enrofloxican 2x a day
Ranitadine 3x a day
Azopt (eye drops) 1x a day
He is also not eating well so is needing to be syringe fed, recommended 5x a day but given how incredibly stressful it is for him (the medication and the syringe feeding) I am not sure 5x a day is a good idea so maybe a bit less.
Panacur 1x a day (got the blood results, doesn't have an acute infection but the long term infection is still strong).

He is nibbling little bits of hay and ate a few herbs over night, but I don't think he has poo'd at all. Hopefully he will soon. Also we've had to seperate him from T because she is not allowed to groom his eyes.
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:44 pm

On arriving back from being out for a few hours he had eaten some herbs we'd left him but still not poo'd or wee'd, I called the vet (5pm) but only got reception as no vets available. He actually did a big wee while I was on the phone, reception said a vet would call me back - I've not had a call back. He's done 3 tiny poo's in the last hour or so and nibbled a few bits of hay. I spent a while massaging his tummy, it feels bloated and I felt a few bubbles moving about at times. He was nibbling hay as I was doing it so he doesn't seem to be in discomfort. Will just have to keep a close eye on him and call the vet again in the morning if no improvement.

We let T in beside him (they can see each other but not touch) for some supervised time together in the hope that some company might improve how he's feeling but he wasn't up for moving and she only came over to steal him herbs so they're separated again.
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:01 pm

For those interested, here are some before and after shots.

MJ by Ed Swift, on Flickr

MJ by Ed Swift, on Flickr
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Post by c.bolduan on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:03 pm

Wow, what a difference!Thumbs UpWave

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:05 pm

That is great hunny, what an improvement. Thumbs Up  He is so beautiful.

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Post by woodwench on Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:18 pm

Oh, you poor thing ( and poor, poor MJ). After last week nursing Henry I know the hell of it ... and your having to do way more syringing that I did. It's stressful for both , bun and human.
Getting them interested in food is also difficult. Have you tried just the odd dandelion leaf? It encouraged Henry to eat. Just one leaf did wonders for him.
I hope things improve and MJ is soon back with his partner and happy again.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:59 pm

Gorgeous Love What an amazing thing you've done for him.

Where dandelion worked for Henry, it's plantain that usually works in this house so you could try that too Smile

Has he improved any?
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:13 am

Still no poo's this morning, though he is still nibbling hay. Called the vet again and waiting for a call back.
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:31 pm

Went out to pick some forage for MJ, while we were out the vet called (one of the exotics vets rather than opthalmic surgeons) and there was a local vet to here that we could take him too that can do some basic rabbit care which we thought would be better than another 2hr round trip in the car to the vet so the vet called them for us, by the time she called back we were back and MJ has passed about 10 little dark poos, it turned out this local vet was fully booked anyway but the exotics vet agreed that if he has started passing poos then it would be better to leave him for a few hours rather than potentially upset him again with another car journey. There is a PaH vet not too far that the exotics vet has said if he doesn't continue to improve we could try them, but to speak with her first and she will send all his info over and also will speak to them on the phone is required.

We brought MJ home grass, dandelions, hawthorn, plantain and a few bramble leaves and he ate quite a few leaves before lying down for a snooze. So, fingers crossed.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:59 pm

Steps in the right direction cheers

You must have been so relieved to see that poo!!!
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:22 pm

How are you doing with the syringe feeding? I often find with Bruce that one decent sized wet feed is enough to get his stomach working and the pain reduced.


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Post by KatieB on Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:48 pm

Im so pleased he is on the mend! The difference in his eye is totally amazing!

You have done a truly wonderful thing for him.... I hope that him and T appreciate just how lucky they are!


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Post by iiisecondcreep on Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:27 pm

cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:How are you doing with the syringe feeding? I often find with Bruce that one decent sized wet feed is enough to get his stomach working and the pain reduced.

Syringe straight in the mouth, we've not done any today though, he ate all the dandelion leaves etc we collected earlier so we've been out and got more and he's munched quite a few of those as well. Did offer him some of the syringe feed stuff on a spoon but wasn't interested. Before we've had rescue remedy in the green packets which he's tended to eat himself ok but this is supreme science recovery in blue/white packets.
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Post by c.bolduan on Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:49 pm

Rescue remedy in green pack ? Sorry is it critical care?
Mine prefer it agains recovery.

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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:11 pm

Mine prefer critical care too. Mix it in with some Ella's 100% fruit baby food in banana or apple and it goes down fairly easily. I also tend to mix all the meds into it too to reduce the stress.


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:59 pm

Top up loving vibes on their way love, how is he today?

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Post by woodwench on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:21 pm

Henners wouldn't entertain Critical Care but he loves Recovery (blue).
I kept feeding the Recovery as well as the forage for a couple of days until he accepted Burgess. But they are all different.
Looks positive though. Bet everyday is lifting the pressure and easing the stress. You are to be congratulated. True contender for bunny parent of the year! Smile
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