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Tinsel
24-08-2009, 01:04 PM
:cry: Vet just rang me to say she stopped breathing as they finished operating. She sounded really upset. This is a total shock; Clover was a six month nethie and her health seemed fine. Does anyone know why this would have happened? I know that getting her neutered was necessary for her long term health, but yesterday she was racing round the garden in the sunshine and I can't believe she's gone.. :cry:

louise and Gus
24-08-2009, 01:06 PM
Oh how awful :( So sorry...

donnamt
24-08-2009, 01:07 PM
what an awful shock.. im so sorry :cry::cry::cry::cry:

biscuitblossom
24-08-2009, 01:08 PM
What a shock for you...So sorry ,I suppose theres always a risk with any op whatever the age but you never quite expect it to happen do you?

Binky free little Clover.x

bluebunny
24-08-2009, 01:09 PM
Awww im sorry the same happened to my friends 6 month old male nethie so sad:(

Kermit
24-08-2009, 01:11 PM
What a real shame.
Binky free little Clover. xx

bunnymadhouse
24-08-2009, 01:12 PM
oh dear ...what a shock ...:( :(

perhaps she had an underlying prob somewhere that was well hidden ... so sorry ..
xx

Angie65
24-08-2009, 01:12 PM
So sorry:cry:

I think sometimes if there's an underlying heart condition they can react badly to GA

I lost a foster bun during a spay - I'd only had her a couple of days - it was an emergency spay:cry:

drboo
24-08-2009, 01:13 PM
So sorry xxx

Jaki5
24-08-2009, 01:13 PM
Oh my god, that's awful :(
As someone else said there is always a risk with that op or so the vet told me.
Binky Free Clover xx

Tinsel
24-08-2009, 01:14 PM
Thank you all. Here's a recent picture of her with Elf...:cry:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/Tinsel_2008/Picture689.jpg

Can't believe she's gone. :cry:

poppymoon
24-08-2009, 01:14 PM
:shock: really shocked to hear this. so so sorry:(

Daphne & Peanut
24-08-2009, 01:16 PM
Oh no what a terrible shock for you, so sorry. xxx

CazScho
24-08-2009, 01:16 PM
So so sorry to hear this :cry: big hugs xxxx

Jack's-Jane
24-08-2009, 01:18 PM
How very tragic :cry:

This has happened to my Vet and a PM revealed that the Doe had badly abscessated lungs. But there was absolutely no indication of a respiratory tract problem in her pre-op checks. She was a young Rabbit with no know history of 'Snuffles'.

Binky Free Clover

:cry:

KateB
24-08-2009, 01:28 PM
I'm so sorry :( She looked a beautiful bun, and must have been very happy in your garden with the rest of the gang.

angeleyes
24-08-2009, 01:29 PM
So sorry Nickie :cry:

KarenM
24-08-2009, 01:32 PM
I'm so sorry, what a huge shock for you. :( It was probably just one of those things or possibly an underlying problem that couldn't be detected. Sleep tight sweet little Clover. xx

oscarbunny
24-08-2009, 01:57 PM
I'm really sorry :cry:

maxxev
24-08-2009, 02:07 PM
im so sorry.

Hugo's There
24-08-2009, 02:16 PM
I am so sorry Nicky :cry::cry:

It is always such a terrible shock to loose a bunny that way :cry::cry:

Leanne
24-08-2009, 02:19 PM
How very tragic :cry:

This has happened to my Vet and a PM revealed that the Doe had badly abscessated lungs. But there was absolutely no indication of a respiratory tract problem in her pre-op checks. She was a young Rabbit with no know history of 'Snuffles'.

Binky Free Clover

:cry:

I lost my 6 month old bun Bracken a few years ago during a routine spay, we did a PM there and then and found the same. No indication previously to any underlying health issues.

Out of all the buns ive had come through my doors she was the only one I have lost to a routine neutering.

Im so sorry you have lost her Tinsel. Thinking of you :(

happybun
24-08-2009, 02:24 PM
i am sorry. that is awful for you. binky free, clover xxx

giantbunnymummy
24-08-2009, 02:48 PM
I'm so sorry :( What a dreadful shock

Binky free beautiful little Clover

lunar6769
24-08-2009, 02:51 PM
Sorry to hear your news about Clover - that's really sad for you :(

Tinsel
24-08-2009, 03:02 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts, everyone. I feel so angry on her behalf at being cheated of the lovely life she would have had here. And I know that Elf will miss her. It's a good thing he's also close to Noah, since they started sharing a hutch. I feel I should leave her with the vets, as our garden is like concrete at the moment and I'd be worried about attracting foxes if I couldn't dig a deep enough grave for her. But should Elf have the chance to say goodbye? I'm taking three buns to be vacced later this afternoon - same vet that operated on Clover - really not sure what to do. Clover and Elf were friendly but independent of each other too, as all my "bonded" pairs seem to be... :? Poor little Clover :cry:

Michelleox
24-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Really sorry Poor Clover:(

luluhound
24-08-2009, 03:33 PM
so very sorry for u. :cry:

honeybunny
24-08-2009, 03:45 PM
So sorry Nickie..agree with whats been said probably an underlying problem..and sadly some bunnies do just react badly to GA:cry:

As for Elf..if he wasn't bonded that strongly with her and was at home when she went in I personally wouldn't take him to say good bye
Different with a real strong bond..
hugs to you xx

Tinsel
24-08-2009, 03:55 PM
So sorry Nickie..agree with whats been said probably an underlying problem..and sadly some bunnies do just react badly to GA:cry:

As for Elf..if he wasn't bonded that strongly with her and was at home when she went in I personally wouldn't take him to say good bye
Different with a real strong bond..
hugs to you xx

Thank you. I think you're right about Elf. He'd be stressed by the journey and probably too confused to know what was happening. And he shares a hutch with Noah (they hang round a bit during the day as well) so his bond with Clover wasn't as strong as it had been. If this had happened without us getting Noah Elf would have been really isolated, so Noah is playing an important role in helping reduce the impact on Elf, which is a source of comfort, as I always feel that the remaining rabbit's feelings are so important.

lottielouise
24-08-2009, 05:24 PM
I am so sorry, so many beautiful bunnies are going far too soon recently :(

Sparkle x
24-08-2009, 06:16 PM
Gosh what a shock, so sorry xx

*Spider*
24-08-2009, 08:16 PM
What devestating news. I'm so sorry.
She is now racing around the sunshine at the bridge.
Binky Free Clover.
Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sidereus7
24-08-2009, 08:18 PM
I'm so sorry. She was a gorgeous bun. :cry:

Binky free, Ms. Clover. xxx

SarahP
24-08-2009, 08:19 PM
So sorry to hear this - what a shock. :( x

Mackers
24-08-2009, 08:29 PM
So sorry to hear this awful news Nicky. Binky free little one.

beki
24-08-2009, 10:19 PM
im really sorry to hear about clover...i know just how you feel having lost a 10 month old cat the same way just before christmas. it is a horrible horrible shock.

hugs

biscandmatt1
24-08-2009, 10:25 PM
such a shock for you. i'm really sorry. binky free clover. x

Boudicca
24-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Awe no she was such a pretty little bunny :( Im so sorry.

Bunny Buddy
24-08-2009, 10:55 PM
So sorry you've lost Clover, it's always hard to come to terms with when it's a neuter rather than something that had to be done immediately. ... she wouldn't have suffered though - if she had got uterine cancer she would have, you saved her from that ticking timebomb, though I don't suppose that feels like any consolation at all at the moment :cry::cry:

Esme stopped breathing when she went for a spay at 6 months but luckily for her it was immediately she went under. I've recently got a copy of her medical notes as I needed them for insurance claim. The vet had put: "respiratory arrest - not breathing but HR and rhythm fine - oxygenated with face mask, good air movement. Elect to abandon procedure - not even begun to clip hair." I think I was so lucky that it was right as the start and feel so privileged to have got her back. The vet didn't want to have a second go as he didn't think the risk was worthwhile. I'm so glad he took that stand as although he's a good and trusted vet, he's not an expert in rabbits so wanted to err on the side of caution.

I decided to consult FHB who didn't feel she was at any great risk if trying a GA again, although she did use a different anaesthetic, as a precaution. Esme did fine and had no problems at all whilst under GA. Obviously some rabbits have an undetectable underlying condition and sadly can't cope with GA but Frances said that sometimes it's just what happens on the day and another day they would have been fine, which makes the situation even sadder.

Sorry again, such a sad way to lose a young life :(

Julia123
24-08-2009, 10:59 PM
I hardly know what to say.... so very sorry xxx

bunny babe
24-08-2009, 11:03 PM
I am very sorry. :(

Sam_Spice
25-08-2009, 06:55 AM
Binky free clover xx