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kathryn773
06-10-2008, 04:35 PM
We really thought Alfie was off to rainbow bridge last night.

Alfie flew around his cage, twice, then flopped rigid on his side, eyes rolled right back.
Kim picked him up to cuddle him, he was so stiff.
I put him on the floor to cuddle Kim, Alfie began to fit. He then lay completely still. I rubbed him vigorously, he did no more than jump up and bound off!
For about half an hour he would moan then thump once.
He ate and drank normally from then on.

please send keep well vibes for him. xxx

animal ry
06-10-2008, 04:38 PM
vibes and hugs to your bun bun!!!!

bunbuns
06-10-2008, 04:52 PM
How scary :shock:

I'm glad he seems ok now. Sending vibes xxx

Indiechic
06-10-2008, 05:15 PM
Sending lots of vibes, have you manager to take him to vets at all xxx

kathryn773
06-10-2008, 10:10 PM
havent taken Alfie to the vets, he has been fine since and dont want to add the stress of a car journey .

Sooz
06-10-2008, 10:16 PM
Without meaning to alarm you Kathryn, do remember that we lost Alfie's brother Maverick suddenly when he was 6 months old to a suspected genetic heart defect. Please keep a very close eye on the little chap.

(((vibes))) x

Jack's-Jane
06-10-2008, 10:17 PM
I do think you need to speak with a Vet as Alfie may need treatment.
A parasite, Encephalitozoon Cuniculi, that effects the Central Nervous System can cause fits.

http://www.houserabbit.co.uk/resources/content/info-sheets/ecuniculi.htm

http://www.intervet.co.uk/products_public/panacur_rabbit/010_overview.asp

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1105

kathryn773
07-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Without meaning to alarm you Kathryn, do remember that we lost Alfie's brother Maverick suddenly when he was 6 months old to a suspected genetic heart defect. Please keep a very close eye on the little chap.

(((vibes))) x

This was a huge fear, although i obviously remembered incorrectly that your vet felt it may have been a seizure. Maverick and you were so on our minds on Sunday eve.

Jane, I hadn't thought of the possibility of a parasite infection.