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Ted an Petal
24-10-2008, 01:00 PM
my gorgeous ted is going in on monday to get done. just hope everything goes okay. heres a wee pic of her chilled out.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr81/linzwazzy/bunnies/P1000358.jpg
o and heres just another one cos shes so cute.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr81/linzwazzy/bunnies/P1000357.jpg

SOAD
24-10-2008, 01:16 PM
Awwwwwwwwww lots of good luck :love::love::love:

wendle
24-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Awww sending Loads a Bunny Huggles to Ted hope it all goes well huni :love:

Ted an Petal
24-10-2008, 02:26 PM
thankyou i'm more worries about her cos she went under GA about 4months ago, and i know you shouldn't have favs but she's my first bun, so extra worried about her.

wendle
24-10-2008, 02:47 PM
she will be fine huni :love::love:PS shes beautiful bless her :love:

Ted an Petal
24-10-2008, 02:58 PM
aw thankyou. :love:

hare-um scare-um
24-10-2008, 07:50 PM
what a cutie:love:. good luck for monday

Mazda
24-10-2008, 08:01 PM
my gorgeous ted is going in on monday to get done. just hope everything goes okay. heres a wee pic of her chilled out.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr81/linzwazzy/bunnies/P1000358.jpg
o and heres just another one cos shes so cute.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr81/linzwazzy/bunnies/P1000357.jpg

... My girly is getting spayed on monday to!! x

wee Jimmys mum
25-10-2008, 11:56 AM
good luck to both girlies! xx

Ted an Petal
26-10-2008, 05:55 PM
well tomorrow morning is the big day. aw i'm so nervous. playing with her right now and just enjoying watching her. ny nan was asking bout her yesterday and i was like yeah i'm really worried about her and will prob cry leaving her at the vets and my mum was like LINDSAY it's only a rabbit, doesn't matter what she is i care for her and she's my baby. at least o/h understands. :roll: will let you's know how it goes, good luck mia for you's too. will send little bunny prayers for her. i'll be taking three bags of different food down with me cos i know how fussy she is, one for pellets and treats, second for hay and third for herbs and carrot. aw what a nightmare and i have to go out for a work lunch tomorrow won't be able to enjoy myself, i'll be that worried. please send her loads of vibes :cry:

bunlover
26-10-2008, 06:34 PM
well tomorrow morning is the big day. aw i'm so nervous. playing with her right now and just enjoying watching her. ny nan was asking bout her yesterday and i was like yeah i'm really worried about her and will prob cry leaving her at the vets and my mum was like LINDSAY it's only a rabbit, doesn't matter what she is i care for her and she's my baby. at least o/h understands. :roll: will let you's know how it goes, good luck mia for you's too. will send little bunny prayers for her. i'll be taking three bags of different food down with me cos i know how fussy she is, one for pellets and treats, second for hay and third for herbs and carrot. aw what a nightmare and i have to go out for a work lunch tomorrow won't be able to enjoy myself, i'll be that worried. please send her loads of vibes :cry:

dont worry you arent alone.. i took in loads of stuf and i mean loads of stuff..the big plastic bag for lifes from tesco...i took one in full for arthur... i was expecting him to be like dora who was very still adn queit after op not really eating much and being really fussy and only eat tiny bits of different things.. but no not arthur....the bag came back almost empty the two of them were apparently really greedy at vets begging for treats :roll: lol must have had about a weeks worth of pellets and tonnes of veg!!!

Mazda
26-10-2008, 06:36 PM
well tomorrow morning is the big day. aw i'm so nervous. playing with her right now and just enjoying watching her. ny nan was asking bout her yesterday and i was like yeah i'm really worried about her and will prob cry leaving her at the vets and my mum was like LINDSAY it's only a rabbit, doesn't matter what she is i care for her and she's my baby. at least o/h understands. :roll: will let you's know how it goes, good luck mia for you's too. will send little bunny prayers for her. i'll be taking three bags of different food down with me cos i know how fussy she is, one for pellets and treats, second for hay and third for herbs and carrot. aw what a nightmare and i have to go out for a work lunch tomorrow won't be able to enjoy myself, i'll be that worried. please send her loads of vibes :cry:

jeeze im nervous to, pebble is going in aswell! Im packing her food now :)

lots of vibes for Petal :love::love:

Ted an Petal
27-10-2008, 09:45 AM
aw just left her in there, when i arrived i got her out in the car and cuddled her and quietened her after the car ride, i must say the vet nurse was a bit abrupt, last time they brought me into a wee room they didn't it this time, so i asked her for a min with ted, give her cuddle and her heart was thumping, near broke my heart i could tell she was screaming inside "no mummy please don't" aw i'm welling up and i'm in work.

Mazda
27-10-2008, 10:33 AM
aw just left her in there, when i arrived i got her out in the car and cuddled her and quietened her after the car ride, i must say the vet nurse was a bit abrupt, last time they brought me into a wee room they didn't it this time, so i asked her for a min with ted, give her cuddle and her heart was thumping, near broke my heart i could tell she was screaming inside "no mummy please don't" aw i'm welling up and i'm in work.

awh hun! i had ttears in my eyes when i left pebble :oops: The vet also thought i was mad cause i packed her some pellets and grapes. x

Im going to ring them at 3. xx

lots of vibes for Ted and hugs for you xxxxxxxx

Ted an Petal
27-10-2008, 10:36 AM
aw bless i really hope it goes well for your pebbles. i've to ring at 4:00 to check on her. it's going to be a long day. sending loads of vibes to your baby too. :love:

Mazda
27-10-2008, 10:39 AM
it sure is. thank you :) xxxxxxx

Mazda
27-10-2008, 01:34 PM
have you had any news? x

Ted an Petal
27-10-2008, 02:18 PM
nope but no news is good news, how bout you?

Mazda
27-10-2008, 02:22 PM
nope but no news is good news, how bout you?

yep, the vet rang. :) she is fine, had her op and came round fine. :D cant wait to go and pick her up at 4! x

Ted an Petal
27-10-2008, 02:25 PM
aw i'm so glad mai that she came round okay, i'm sure you can't wait, well they told me to ring at 4. so will just have to wait in suspence. think she's okay though just have that feeling thats shes ok.

billysmom
27-10-2008, 02:36 PM
:D Hope both your girlys are okay, best wishes.Deb.x

Mazda
27-10-2008, 02:37 PM
aw i'm so glad mai that she came round okay, i'm sure you can't wait, well they told me to ring at 4. so will just have to wait in suspence. think she's okay though just have that feeling thats shes ok.

awh thats not long :D xx
im sure she will be fine xx

Ted an Petal
27-10-2008, 04:16 PM
Well phoned the vets there, so shes came through it okay, they've given her a syringe feed, their letting her home so picking her up from work. she's to go back in the morning for checkup so i've taken the whole day off. my heart was thumping on the phone.

Mazda
27-10-2008, 04:21 PM
Well phoned the vets there, so shes came through it okay, they've given her a syringe feed, their letting her home so picking her up from work. she's to go back in the morning for checkup so i've taken the whole day off. my heart was thumping on the phone.

awh thats fab!! PEbble hasnt eaten :shock: But she is aleart so we ar picking her up :)

We are going to pick her up at 4.30 :) x

Ted an Petal
27-10-2008, 08:10 PM
hey mai how's your darling, well ted's how, she's been given a syringe feed and she's eaten a bit of parsely and a bit of carrot and is drinking plenty. hasn't did a poo yet though. the vets are looking her down in the morning but it's 10 miles so it's quite a journey tomorrow so hopefully she'll have pooed and eaten by the morning so i won't have to take her down. hope pebbles is ok mai. i can't really blame ted for not eating much noone feels like eating after an op. sending vibes for you baby mai.

Mazda
28-10-2008, 08:17 AM
awh glad Ted is ok x :)
Will be takeing her back to the vets as soon as it opens at nine, she hasnt poo'd! x

Ted an Petal
28-10-2008, 08:37 AM
well she's peed and pood but won't eat much what can i do for her? shes had a tiny bit carrot some grass and a bit of parsely, but thats it and she's refusing everything this morning. is there any thing else i can tempt her with really don't want to put her through the stress of another car journey.

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 12:30 PM
ted still not eating much, all i can get into her is parsely, celery and some grass, but even at that it's not much. i'm in work all day so don't know what she'll do, it'll be interesting to see if she's eaten any of her pellets of hay. vet didn't seem to concerned about her, petal ate like a tropper after her's, how many days should i give her before i become concerned?

sdf76
29-10-2008, 12:43 PM
Do you think your buns in pain?-if so perhaps you could get some metacam for her? what have they given her already? usually they give it to last 24 hrs. I think you need to offer small amounts of things often. Try putting a small amount of apple(grape size) to tempt her. Keep offering her bits of carrot and picking fresh grass. Dandelions are good if you have any. Try a bit of fresh spring greens or coriander. I hope she starts eating soon -Sue:wave:

bunny babe
29-10-2008, 12:48 PM
I too was going to ask about painkillers (Metacam) - has she had some? Just keep trying ot tempt her with food; kale, spinach, herbs, spring cabbage, grated carrots. You could also try to add a bit of water to her pellets to see if she will eat them that way. Do you have any science recovery or similar to syringe her?

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 01:05 PM
well i'm nearly sure she's not in pain, she got stuff for that.she's on SS but wasn't too sure soaking them would really encourage her to eat. all day yesterday i just kept feeding wee bits celery, parsley and grass to her, i noticed this morning that she'd eaten two of her fungreek treats. just worried incase it messes up her tummy. i've got no dandelions in my garden every other weed apart from the decent one. maybe i will try her on the soaked SS and see if that helps.

vicki267
29-10-2008, 01:17 PM
You could mash up a tiny bit of banana and mix the meds in with that - Has worked every time for my lot :lol:

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 01:20 PM
i haven't got any meds for her, but the banana sounds good, will maybe pop into the shop on the way home and get her one. wish i could call home and check her, but i'm 28 mile away from my house. :(

bunny mad lisa
29-10-2008, 01:22 PM
mine always get tempted with herbs, as she is eating parsley you could also try corriander, basil, mint and dill. Grass is good so get as much as that down her as you can.
I know we all keep talking about metacam but maybe she isn't getting enough. One of my old vets prescribed just one drop, when they need much more. maybe check with your vet.

Boudicca
29-10-2008, 01:25 PM
We tempted my friends two girls to eat with some basil leaves! Maybe it's because they are stronger smelling?! We were quite persistent with offering food and water and we were given some extremely disapproving looks...not sure if it was because they knew what had happened and we were to blame or because they didn't appreciate having food shoved under their noses! I really hope she's munching at full capacity soon!

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 01:26 PM
yeah they didn't send me home with anything. i found yesterday morning to check she still needed to come in as it's a 20min drive and very stressful one for an ill bun so they said yeah the vet needed to see her. so took her down and brought her in to see the vet and the vet (don't think he was used to buns) just grabbed her legs kicking everywhere and sort of pulled her onto her bum to check the wound i was like :shock:. said to him she wasn't eating a whole lot and all he said was it'll take her a few days. :roll: will see if i can get her other herbs from the co-op, scared too incase i give her runny poos as she's not used to all this fresh stuff.

Pegasys
29-10-2008, 02:47 PM
One of my rabbits was just like that after her spey, the vet didn't give me metacam to take home :roll: After struggling for a few days to get her to eat much, I took her back to see a different vet and she was shocked that they had not given me any medication for her as the initial painkiller wears off after 24 hours. She gave her some fluids straight away and gave me some metaclopramide and metacam to give her at home. She started to eat her pellets the next day and continued to get better after that :)

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 03:22 PM
yeah, well petal got done in the same place and they didn't give her anything home but she ate straight afterwards like nothing happened, but then she is a bit more greedy than ted. if she hasn't improved my by sat will def have to take her back down.

vicki267
29-10-2008, 03:54 PM
To be honest your vet doesn't sound like it's helping her very much. She will be in a lot of pain (as we all would) and no wonder the poor fluff doesn't want to eat. The original pain killers would of warn off by now...

Did they give her any gut stimulant? Sometimes this needs to be injected a few times per day.

Have you given her a heat pad?

See if you can pick up some metacam from the vets, she wont have to go.

Hope she starts eating soon though

vicki267
29-10-2008, 03:55 PM
yeah, well petal got done in the same place and they didn't give her anything home but she ate straight afterwards like nothing happened, but then she is a bit more greedy than ted. if she hasn't improved my by sat will def have to take her back down.

Sorry if I've missed this but has she been pooping as normal?

If not see if you can get her to a better vet ASAP :?.

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 04:04 PM
yeah she's peeing and pooing great, well she was given an syringe feed at the vets which i assume had a stimulant in it. okay will see what she's like when i get home and if she still hasn't eaten any pellets i'll phone the vets and see about some metacam. thanks everyone for your advice. will let you know what the craic is later. :love:

vicki267
29-10-2008, 04:22 PM
You could also try her on some critical care if she doesn't take the banana and herbs later.

If your vets are too far perhaps there is one local who will perscribe both the metacam and critical care if you explain the situation to them?

Good luck with num nums tonight :lol:

Happy Hopping
29-10-2008, 07:26 PM
no rabbit like the smell and taste of critical care. You smell it, you won't eat it yourself. I stop using critical care as an emergency food.

I use a juicer to smash blackberries or raspberry in to pulps. Then cut stem of hay into small 1mm long strip, mix it w/ the pulp, and feed it w/ a syringe. My bridge bun Goofball loves it, she was eating it for over 1 yr.

rabbitabby
29-10-2008, 07:48 PM
no rabbit like the smell and taste of critical care. You smell it, you won't eat it yourself. I stop using critical care as an emergency food.

I use a juicer to smash blackberries or raspberry in to pulps. Then cut stem of hay into small 1mm long strip, mix it w/ the pulp, and feed it w/ a syringe. My bridge bun Goofball loves it, she was eating it for over 1 yr.

That's odd, I've never had a bun refuse critical care, they've all lapped it up when I've used it in the past.. I've always used the original stuff, though Oxbow does make a banana or some kind of flavored version of it as well.

Glad you've got poops and pees! :D

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 08:09 PM
well success i came home and she'd eaten all her pellets. i was so relieved, she goes mad for her science selective. not giving her anymore till morning as thats her normal routine and will give her the veg later tonight. do you think she still needs metacam? she was running about too just as normal coming up and smelling my hair and jumper. she even tried to do her normal roll over put was too uncomfortable so she just lay flat out. does all this sound like she on her road to recovery? aw i was so worried about her.

bunny babe
29-10-2008, 08:14 PM
Yayyyyyyy. That sounds like good news. So glad she is recovering.

Ted an Petal
29-10-2008, 08:19 PM
aw thank goodness. i've been so worried, well hopefully she eats well tonight and goes for her pellets in the morning. i think she was doing that on purpose yesterday as pay back for leaving her in there. aw bless her. thankyou so much for your advice and help. so nice knowing that someone is understanding and give you advice on the matter. :love:

oscarbunny
29-10-2008, 10:39 PM
Great news, hope she continutes to recover x

vicki267
30-10-2008, 12:03 AM
Keep an eye on her and if she grinds her teeth then ask for some metacam.

In the short term if you can provide her with a heat pad that will give her the option of some natural pain relief if she needs it.

So pleased she is eating.

Does she have a check up due soon?

* Kira loved the critical care I gave her :shock:

Ted an Petal
30-10-2008, 08:30 AM
thanks vicki, no i asked if she need to go to the vets again in like 10 days but they said no. will keep an eye on her, she seemed in good form this morning and was wanting her breakfast. she ate some of it will i was there and replenished her hay,fingers cross she keeps it up, she also ate all her veg and herbs last night. thanks so much vicki for your help. :love:

vicki267
30-10-2008, 12:40 PM
:roll: Typical vets, after a spay they should really have a check up at 3 and 10 days, however my guess is they wouldn't know what to look for anyway :lol:

Are you checking her wound everyday to make sure it's not splitting and isn't looking sore. The check ups are there to detect signs of infection and that the wound is healing nicely, although it would of been nice for them to include it within the price I think you would do a better job anyway.

As much as I hope you dont encounter any problems with her, if you are worried, dont let them charge you for a check up, that genuinly should be included in the fee...

Hope she carries on munching and pooping :D

Maizey
30-10-2008, 01:07 PM
Im glad she is feeling better

Ted an Petal
30-10-2008, 01:44 PM
hey vicki, yeah well i asked the vet did she need to come down in 10 days and he said no, don't think he was very rabbit savy the girl i seen with petal was really nice, yeah her wound is looking great far neater than petals to be honest. well the vets only charge 8 so if i need to pay i don't mind. can't wait to get home and see her, just worry something might happen when i'm not there. she's near the radiator at the moment not right beside it like but near it so she should be nice a cosy. her poos at the mo are really small which is understandable, if i can just tempt her to eat her hay they should increase.

Mazda
30-10-2008, 01:47 PM
hey vicki, yeah well i asked the vet did she need to come down in 10 days and he said no, don't think he was very rabbit savy the girl i seen with petal was really nice, yeah her wound is looking great far neater than petals to be honest. well the vets only charge 8 so if i need to pay i don't mind. can't wait to get home and see her, just worry something might happen when i'm not there. she's near the radiator at the moment not right beside it like but near it so she should be nice a cosy. her poos at the mo are really small which is understandable, if i can just tempt her to eat her hay they should increase.

her poos sound just like what pebble's are like. Shes not really eating much hay at the mo... but TONS of pellets, she had three bowls yesterday!! :shock: and a few strands of hay, im not sure when i should cut her pellets back down, im just giveing her what she wants at the moment, so shes eating! When do you think i should cut em back down? x

Ted an Petal
30-10-2008, 01:52 PM
lol yeah well i'm not giving ted any more pellets other than what she usually gets to encourage her to pick at the hay, just watch incase she's taking the micky out of all these pellets (we all know how much they love them). try reducing her, are you giving her veg and herbs as well? you could even tempt her with some grass. if ted hasn't touch her hay i'm gonna give her some grass tonight.