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vick
24-05-2008, 12:07 PM
Daisy had two infected teeth out last week and seemed to recover fairly well from her op. However last night she seemed to go downhill again and was holding her head slightly to one side as she had done before the op. Her left eye is also discharging and slightly bulgy (although the bulging may have been caused by Harvey continually grooming her).

We took her to the vets this morning and she is concerned that an abscess may have developed behind her eye. She has given her a shot of Tribrissen and we are to carry on with baytril, Metacam and now have eye cream too.

We've brought her home and she looks dreadful, much worse than before. She isn't interested in anything, is licking her lips a lot and looks very uncomfortable. I can't see that she's going to make it through today. I don't want to lose her :cry:

Please send her some vibes

Stator
24-05-2008, 12:22 PM
I'm sorry to hear this :(

mikoli
24-05-2008, 12:25 PM
Oh no! How awful!

I'll keep her in my thoughts.

Maizy
24-05-2008, 12:25 PM
Awww sending loads of (((((((( get well vibes))))))). Really hope she pulls through.:(

MoBunny
24-05-2008, 12:26 PM
Wishing Daisy well

Don't give up I nursed a rabbbit with similar symptoms and he did get better.


Chin up


Maureen

Amsy1991
24-05-2008, 12:32 PM
Im so sorry to hear this! Give her a snuggle for me. :(

((((((((vibes for daisy))))))))

Amy x

josette
24-05-2008, 01:00 PM
oh poor little thing...
she seems to be brave till now, hope she ll keep on...
Do not give up!
cec

Becky's Bunnies
24-05-2008, 02:41 PM
all my thoughts and hugs.
x

vick
24-05-2008, 03:14 PM
She has been really brave bless her. She's getting on for 6 years old now so it's really not fair that this is happening to her.

Harvey is out with her at the moment and I don't know whether that's a good thing with her eye being so swollen. He keeps wanting to groom it and I think she finds his grooming a bit full on!

I stupidly forgot to ask the vet if I should be giving Baytril today on top of the injection of Tribrissen she had earlier - can anyone help? I suppose it won't hurt if we give it to her late tonight.

At what point should I try to syringe some water into her? I'm really worried about her dehydrating and she hasn't shown any interest in it since we brought her back from the vet.

Thanks for the vibes so far x

Fairy13
24-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Sorry I cant really advise but sending lots of vibes for Daisy x x

elve
24-05-2008, 04:05 PM
when Maa had a head abscess she was given the baytril as well as the stronger antibiotic for a week with no ill effect - baytril's very gentle and I think the 2 used together target the bacteria better - but you could ring and check if you're worried - Hope the poor girl gets better - Maa had her eye out in the end as it was destroyed - she recovered just fine and only died recently from heart disease, nothing to do with the abscess.

Doncat5
24-05-2008, 04:22 PM
Sorry to hear this Vickie, hope Daisy pulls through and picks up soon. x

SOAD
24-05-2008, 04:24 PM
Sending vibes, I had a bunny called Daisy with a Retobulbar abcess too, if she well enough to have her eye removed?

Sooz
24-05-2008, 04:25 PM
I do hope Daisy feels better soon. Lexie had a retrobulbar abcess and like Elves' Maa eventually lost her eye to it. She was only a year when this happene and her previous owner did all the hardwork nurseing and rehabilitating her but it dosn't bother her in the least now.

I hope the antibiotics start to have some effect soon....is she still having painkillers?

bunbuns
24-05-2008, 04:28 PM
Poor Daisy :cry:

Sending buckets of vibes xxx

raine
24-05-2008, 05:22 PM
Sorry to read about Daisy.

vick
24-05-2008, 07:28 PM
Thanks everyone, reading your posts is encouraging. The vet didn't seem to hold out much hope for a rabbit with a retrobulbar abcess - why am I surprised?? She said there's not much they can do but whilst standing there listening to her I knew I'd heard that rabbits can have the eye removed in such cases. Anyway, it might not even be an abscess!

Daisy has improved slightly, I honestly thought she was going to slip away this morning, I've never seen her look so ill. She's still not eating or drinking, or moving a great deal for that matter so I think I need to get some water into her soon.

She's still on Metacam for the pain, the dose has been upped from 2 to 3 drops daily.

thumpersmum
24-05-2008, 07:48 PM
Oh, I know how worrying it is when they're poorly, hope she soon feels better soon.

Steph
24-05-2008, 08:42 PM
Sending loads of vibes :)

vick
25-05-2008, 07:35 PM
Thankfully, Daisy is still with us but she's still not at all right. Harvey is doing his very best to comfort her and is now not bothering her eye at all, she must have told him off :lol:

She managed to drink a bit of water on her own this morning and I've seen her eat some grated apple but that's all. She was exactly the same when she was spayed and had us worried sick for days.

I am desperately hoping she pulls through this one. I'm constantly going into their room to check on them hoping to see her digging out the contents of her litter tray as she usually would (especially after it's just been changed!).

Jack's-Jane
25-05-2008, 08:06 PM
Thankfully, Daisy is still with us but she's still not at all right. Harvey is doing his very best to comfort her and is now not bothering her eye at all, she must have told him off :lol:

She managed to drink a bit of water on her own this morning and I've seen her eat some grated apple but that's all. She was exactly the same when she was spayed and had us worried sick for days.

I am desperately hoping she pulls through this one. I'm constantly going into their room to check on them hoping to see her digging out the contents of her litter tray as she usually would (especially after it's just been changed!).


Is she on any pain relief? I expect her eye hurts and when a Bun is in pain they wont eat.
Sending lots of vibes for her :)

Janex

Sooz
25-05-2008, 08:08 PM
Is she on any pain relief? I expect her eye hurts and when a Bun is in pain they wont eat.
Sending lots of vibes for her :)

Janex


She's still on Metacam for the pain, the dose has been upped from 2 to 3 drops daily.

:wave::wave:

BB Mommy
25-05-2008, 08:16 PM
Poor Daisy - hope she starts to feel more comfortable soonx

vick
26-05-2008, 10:08 AM
Daisy is booked in at the vets for another check up tomorrow and if she stays like this I know what they are going to say. The thing is she's still eating - she started taking softened pellets from my hand again last night and must be eating more when I'm not there as she is still pooing.

Before I went to bed last night it looked like her teeth were really bothering her so I got on the floor with her and gave her a massage that she would never normally allow but she lay down for me as I did it with her head to the ground.

This is so hard. One half of me wonders if I should put her through this and the other half can see her pulling through in a few days and getting back to the boisterous old bird she once was. The vet we are seeing tomorrow will probably advise to pts but depending on how she is tomorrow I think we may need to go and see the rabbit vet in Northampton instead.

bunnymadhouse
26-05-2008, 10:57 AM
only just seen this ....sending loads of vibes your way

Angie x

vick
29-05-2008, 05:36 PM
Daisy seems to be improving each day, however, there's still something wrong with her eye, it's still discharging and is clearly painful for her. There is no swelling though as far as I can tell so I'm not sure if it's an abscess.

Worryingly though she's developed a bizarre head tic. I uploaded a video to another thread I started so I'm sorry if you have already seen this, but I am just concerned about it. She only does it when relaxing and has only started to do it in the last couple of days. I hoped she was asleep but watching her do it today I'm pretty sure she's not.

The yellow stuff around her eye is from a dye the vet used to test for ulcers.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/th_DSCF1691.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/?action=view&current=DSCF1691.flv)

Daisy's diet still consists of softened pellets and grated apple - both in huge quantities! She has more of an appetite than before the op! She is still on good old Baytril :roll:, Metacam and Fucithalmic eye drops.

My other thread:
http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=131649

catswhiskas
29-05-2008, 06:40 PM
I am sending lots of vibes for this beautiful girl. If she is eating then she must be feeling relatively comfortable. I do hope this girl pulls through. Come on Daisy xxxxxxx