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Hugo's There
03-08-2008, 10:49 AM
Last night when I checked him before I went to bed Hamish's face was soaking wet. He has a water bowl and lots of wiskers so it could have been from that, although in the weeks that I've had him I've never seen him with such a wet face before.

When I turned him over to dry his neck I found poo's on his bottom that are smaller than normal with a tiny bit of mucus with them.

Again this morning he is soaking wet and had similar poo's on his bottom. I tried to check his teeth as he has dental problems but his mouth is so full of saliva I couldn't make much out, so I assumed that is why he is so wet. He is booked in for a dental Tuesday anyway.

I've put him out in the run and now have seen him with his head in the water bowl, which I've not seen him do before.

So now I don't know whether he is wet from the bowl or from saliva :?
Would dental problems cause his poo's to be different? or have I got 2 different things going on here?

He seems lively enough, but I think I will see if I can get his dental done tomorrow rather than wait til Tuesday.
But then again if there is something else wrong with him should he be having a GA?

SarahP
03-08-2008, 10:56 AM
I am definitely no expert on dental problems (never experienced them), but it sounds like the 2 things are very much related to me. Any pain affects the digestive system. I'm not sure I'd wait till Tuesday, to be honest...

Hugo's There
03-08-2008, 11:04 AM
I've given him metacam and he does seem to be eating as well as he normally does.

I was more concerned about the mucus with his poos as I have not seen this before in just a dental bunny and was wondering if he was suddenly drinking more because of passing the mucus, even though it is only a tiny amount.

I will be ringing the vets first thing in the morning

abbymarysmokey
03-08-2008, 11:06 AM
Water and salvia smell and feel different. Rub some of the liquid between your fingers to see whether it's slimey (which will mean it's saliva), and have a good sniff - water doesn't smell, but saliva has a slightly yucky smell about it.

Good luck to Hamish xx

Hugo's There
03-08-2008, 11:40 AM
Water and salvia smell and feel different. Rub some of the liquid between your fingers to see whether it's slimey (which will mean it's saliva), and have a good sniff - water doesn't smell, but saliva has a slightly yucky smell about it.

Good luck to Hamish xx

Thanks, it does just seem like water and he is now getting stuck into his breakfast.

I wonder why he has suddenly started drinking do much and why his poos have changed if he is eating ok :?

raine
03-08-2008, 11:58 AM
Just this week my two girls are laying their faces right in their bowls. They are drenched.

nicolapompicola
03-08-2008, 12:55 PM
This may be a mad idea, but it may be because it's been so hot recently.. they're trying to get their ears wet to help them cool down.. Like i say, might be competely wrong though!! :lol:

Hugo's There
03-08-2008, 01:14 PM
I would have thought so if it was the same temperature as it was earlier in the week but it is a lot cooler now and he wasn't drinking loads when it was hot. It only started last night :?

Hugo's There
05-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Hamish went in for his dental today and it's not good news.

He didn't have any spurs as most of his teeth are missing anyway. His bottom roots are coming through his jaw bone, which I knew about as I could feel them :( But his jaw bone is very badly infected with areas of pus and his gums are ulcerated and also have pus in them.

Unfortunately his outlook isn't good. He will be on pain relief and antibiotics when I collect him tomorrow. I just hope he will be able to eat something on his own, as by yesterday I was having to syringe feed him.

I know I have only had him a few weeks but I really want him to have some more quality time with me. It's great to see him binkying round the garden, and at 6 years old it might have been the first chance he has had to do them :(

So please send Hamish recovery vibes so that he can carry on binkying a little bit longer, thank you

SOAD
05-08-2008, 03:54 PM
Oh I am sorry sending lots of vibes :cry:

hunnybun
05-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Nose rubs to Hamish,

:love:feel better soon Hamish :love:

skeleton
05-08-2008, 04:26 PM
Vibes for Hamish, poor wee soul x

Jack's-Jane
05-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Hamish went in for his dental today and it's not good news.

He didn't have any spurs as most of his teeth are missing anyway. His bottom roots are coming through his jaw bone, which I knew about as I could feel them :( But his jaw bone is very badly infected with areas of pus and his gums are ulcerated and also have pus in them.

Unfortunately his outlook isn't good. He will be on pain relief and antibiotics when I collect him tomorrow. I just hope he will be able to eat something on his own, as by yesterday I was having to syringe feed him.

I know I have only had him a few weeks but I really want him to have some more quality time with me. It's great to see him binkying round the garden, and at 6 years old it might have been the first chance he has had to do them :(

So please send Hamish recovery vibes so that he can carry on binkying a little bit longer, thank you

Poor wee man :cry:

Sending lots of vibes

Hugo's There
05-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Thank you.

It is so upsetting as it reminds me so much of Hawkbits problems :cry:

I just hope I can do more for Hamish than I was able to do for Hawkbit

Steph
05-08-2008, 05:00 PM
Im so sorry Liz :( Sending loads of vibes to Hamish :)

capel
05-08-2008, 06:01 PM
Aw Poor wee Hamish. Lots of binky vibes coming your way wee man!

SarahP
05-08-2008, 06:04 PM
Fingers crossed for Hamish. x

sweetcheeksemma
05-08-2008, 06:18 PM
me and louis are sending heaps of vibes

Piggiesgalore
05-08-2008, 06:29 PM
Poor little Hamish, healing vibes heading your way.

Jayney
05-08-2008, 06:31 PM
sending lots of get well vibes to little hamish,

Starlight
05-08-2008, 06:35 PM
Sending loads and loads of vibes xx

Hugo's There
06-08-2008, 01:37 PM
Thank you everyone for the vibes, Steve collected Hamish this morning from the vets and he looks so poorly. It's breaking my heart :cry:

The vets are not at all optomistic. He wont even eat watery porridge on his own which he normally loves. I'm not well today so we are both lying in bed together so I can give him a bit of syringe food through out the day. He just doesn't seem to have any fight in him :( Can't believe how quickly he has gone down hill.

It's a shame I wasn't well enough to go to the vets myself today but she is ringing later with the result of another bunnies blood tests so I will be able to have a chat then. I just want to make sure I am doing absolutely everything I can for this poor bunny :cry:

Jack's-Jane
06-08-2008, 01:49 PM
Thank you everyone for the vibes, Steve collected Hamish this morning from the vets and he looks so poorly. It's breaking my heart :cry:

The vets are not at all optomistic. He wont even eat watery porridge on his own which he normally loves. I'm not well today so we are both lying in bed together so I can give him a bit of syringe food through out the day. He just doesn't seem to have any fight in him :( Can't believe how quickly he has gone down hill.

It's a shame I wasn't well enough to go to the vets myself today but she is ringing later with the result of another bunnies blood tests so I will be able to have a chat then. I just want to make sure I am doing absolutely everything I can for this poor bunny :cry:

Poor little Bunny :cry:
He will benefit from the TLC you are giving him.

Fairy13
06-08-2008, 01:57 PM
I'm so sorry :cry: Poor Hamish. You're doing all you can and I'm sure he'll be getting comfort from all the tlc you're giving him. Lots of vibes x x

SarahP
06-08-2008, 02:10 PM
Still got fingers and paws crossed here. x

BirdieBun
06-08-2008, 02:25 PM
Sending even more vibes to Hamish :love:

Snowy
06-08-2008, 03:12 PM
Liz, if you want me to come and fetch him and bring him back here for intensive nursing just let me know, I would be only too happy to help

Lspacehopper
06-08-2008, 03:25 PM
So sorry to hear this :( Sending best wishes xx

SmokyJoe78
06-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Sending vibes for you and Hamish :rabbit2::rabbit2::rabbit2:

BwfcAngel
06-08-2008, 03:41 PM
millions and millions of (((((vibes))))) from all of us!!

:love:

bunny babe
06-08-2008, 05:31 PM
Get well vibes for Hamish. Hope he recovers and finds his fight.

SOAD
06-08-2008, 09:08 PM
Lots of vibes. XXXXXX

Hugo's There
07-08-2008, 09:32 AM
Unfortunately there has been no improvement with Hamish over night so he has been readmitted at the vets today :cry:

Jack's-Jane
07-08-2008, 10:12 AM
Unfortunately there has been no improvement with Hamish over night so he has been readmitted at the vets today :cry:

I am really sorry to hear this :cry:

Perhaps if the Vet can get his pain under control he may pick up :?
That and IV fluids may get him through this.

Poor Hamish and poor you as I am sure you are everso upset :cry:

Hugo's There
07-08-2008, 10:29 AM
I am really sorry to hear this :cry:

Perhaps if the Vet can get his pain under control he may pick up :?
That and IV fluids may get him through this.

Poor Hamish and poor you as I am sure you are everso upset :cry:

I really hope so, I've left him there and said just do anything and everything you can for him.

They are concerned that there may be more going on than we can actually see at the moment, so maybe further test might help. They also said that they hadn't seen anything similar before as the areas of infection do not seem related to any tooth or tooth roots :?

Hector was so please when Hamish came home yesterday and they cuddled up straight away, but as the day progressed when Hamish was in the cage Hector kept well away from him, which I never see as a good sign :(

raine
07-08-2008, 10:39 AM
Thinking of you bothxx

Jack's-Jane
07-08-2008, 10:40 AM
I really hope so, I've left him there and said just do anything and everything you can for him.

They are concerned that there may be more going on than we can actually see at the moment, so maybe further test might help. They also said that they hadn't seen anything similar before as the areas of infection do not seem related to any tooth or tooth roots :?

Hector was so please when Hamish came home yesterday and they cuddled up straight away, but as the day progressed when Hamish was in the cage Hector kept well away from him, which I never see as a good sign :(

At least you have a good Vet so Hammish will get all the treatment he needs.
Try to rest-up yourelf Liz as I know you are not feeling well at the moment and all the upset cant be helping

BirdieBun
07-08-2008, 10:41 AM
I hope that Hamish is going to be ok sending him and you more vibes x

Hugo's There
07-08-2008, 02:59 PM
Still no change, I really don't know how much longer to keep trying, I don't want to put him through too much, but I don't want to give up on him either.

I need to ring again at tea time

Jack's-Jane
07-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Still no change, I really don't know how much longer to keep trying, I don't want to put him through too much, but I don't want to give up on him either.

I need to ring again at tea time

I am keeping everything crossed for him.

SOAD
07-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Sending more vibes :(

Pipstrel
07-08-2008, 03:28 PM
fingers and toes crossed for Hamish x

wendle
07-08-2008, 03:54 PM
****ViBeS**** And Loads a Them Get Well Soon hamish ya mummy loves little fella :love:

Fairy13
07-08-2008, 04:04 PM
Sending loads more vibes for Hamish. x x x

Hugo's There
07-08-2008, 05:08 PM
Hamish has gone, as well as his mouth problems it turned out he had kidney failure. He deteriorated this afternoon and the vets rang for permission to let him go :cry::cry:

I thought when I originally posted he had other problems not related to his teeth, but until the weekend he had been lively and happy. I wish rabbits were not so good at hiding their symptoms it would make life so much easier

Snowy
07-08-2008, 05:10 PM
I am so very sorry, binky free Hamish xx

bunnyrun
07-08-2008, 05:14 PM
liz i am so sorry you had such a short time with hamish but at least while he was with you he was happier than he could of ever been, thank you so much for taking such good care of him, and making his last few weeks very happy :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

Fairy13
07-08-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm so sorry Liz. You did everything possible for the little man. Binky free little Hamish x x x x

SmokyJoe78
07-08-2008, 05:18 PM
So sorry to hear about Hamish :(

hunnybun
07-08-2008, 05:22 PM
So sorry xx

Night night Hamish x

abbymarysmokey
07-08-2008, 05:23 PM
So sorry to hear about Hamish...binky free little man xx

Steph
07-08-2008, 05:28 PM
Liz Im so sorry :cry: Binky free Hamish xxx

SarahP
07-08-2008, 05:45 PM
Oh no, Hamish too. :( So sorry to hear this. x

lotsofsmoggies
07-08-2008, 05:46 PM
Poor Hamish. Least he a great end to his life with you, eating porridge and having his picture taken of the mess he made, I'll always remember those pics. Binky free Hamish.

Jack's-Jane
07-08-2008, 06:56 PM
I am so sorry :cry:

Binky Free Hamish

xx

suzy_d
07-08-2008, 08:13 PM
So sorry :cry:

Binky Free Little Man x x x

raine
07-08-2008, 09:42 PM
Liz, Im so sorry xx

HS
07-08-2008, 10:20 PM
So sorry.
At least he got to binky with you.
Binky free at the bridge Hamish.

touie
07-08-2008, 10:30 PM
so sorry :cry: binky free Hamish xxx

billysmom
07-08-2008, 10:50 PM
:cry::cry: So sorry, Binky free Hamish XXX

Letichia
07-08-2008, 11:07 PM
I'm so sorry to read this:(.
Sleep tight Hamish. xxx

SOAD
09-08-2008, 05:54 AM
I am so very sorry :cry: Binky very Hamish. XXXXX

Becca
09-08-2008, 07:58 AM
:cry:So sorry for your loss
Binky free Hamish

CottonMather
09-08-2008, 09:18 AM
so sorry Liz :cry:

bunnymadhouse
09-08-2008, 09:24 AM
so sorry :(

bunbuns
09-08-2008, 08:49 PM
I'm so sorry :cry:

Sleep tight Hamish xxx