View Full Version : Leo- U/D Worse :-(......And Bernie Too U/D 1515hrs-Leo Has Gone :-(

15-09-2009, 01:58 PM
Leo (7.5 years old) has a GI impaction and bloat. He has become very, very poorly. He is obviously on medication and fluid therapy but he has been like this since 0530hrs and so far he is unresponsive to treatment :cry:

I will be speaking with Wendy (Vet) again later.

What is really worrying is the way William (Leo's brother) is behaving. He's all on edge and keeps going up to him then dashing away and thumping.................


Bunny Buddy
15-09-2009, 02:00 PM
Sending recovery vibes for Leo

and calming vibes for William.

15-09-2009, 02:00 PM
Oh Jane thats not good thinking of you all

15-09-2009, 02:04 PM
Sending Leo mega mega vibes.

15-09-2009, 02:33 PM
Thank yous :)

rabbit mad
15-09-2009, 02:55 PM
sending vibes for leo and hugs for mum :love:

15-09-2009, 03:09 PM
Sending tons of vibes x

15-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Hope he is ok and makes a speedy recovery

15-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Things are not good :cry:
I have a bad feeling about Leo :cry:

I am about to call Wendy again now


15-09-2009, 03:40 PM
:cry: Lots of vibes for your little man Jane, let us know how he goes on xxx

15-09-2009, 03:43 PM
I've not been around much and have only just seen this, Jane. Sending vibes and hugs.

15-09-2009, 03:43 PM
Oh no :cry:

Sending buckets of vibes xxxxx

15-09-2009, 04:03 PM
Loads of vibes Jane xxxx

15-09-2009, 04:19 PM
Just waiting for Wendy to call me back :cry:

15-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Oh no Jayne sending you and Leo vibes - lots and lots of them.

bunny babe
15-09-2009, 05:50 PM
Sending loads of vibes to Leo. I hope he will be OK.

15-09-2009, 06:26 PM
I am sending lots and lots of vibes and hope he gets better xxx

15-09-2009, 06:41 PM
Any news?

15-09-2009, 06:44 PM
hope its good news, vibves for the both of you

15-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Rimmi and I are sending a million gazzion vibes for you Jane!!


15-09-2009, 06:52 PM
I think I am losing him :cry:

Wendy says to keep going with her prescribed treatment overnight.

But nothing is working


15-09-2009, 06:53 PM

Keep fighting fella

More vibes for you both


bunny babe
15-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Come on Leo, you can pull through this. Sending you lots of vibes and a hug to Jane.

15-09-2009, 08:20 PM
Oh no, I've only just seen this.
Come on Leo, get better for your mummy xx

joey&bugys 2007
15-09-2009, 08:34 PM
I've only just seen this :cry:

Come on Leo please keep fighting for your mummy.

Sending loads of vibes for Leo and hugs for you Jane xx

15-09-2009, 08:59 PM
Just seen this, i'm so sorry Jane :cry: Just keep going...you never know! Sending lots and lots of vibes for poor Leo :cry:

15-09-2009, 09:04 PM
Just seen this, HEAPS of vibes xx

15-09-2009, 09:11 PM
Sorry to hear about Leo :cry: Sending lots of vibes for you, Leo and William xx

15-09-2009, 09:22 PM
Oh no :( I have only just seen this. Sending loads of vibes

15-09-2009, 09:26 PM
Sending lots of healing vibes and prayers.

15-09-2009, 09:29 PM
Get well soon very quickly, Leo (((hugs))

15-09-2009, 09:31 PM
How is he doing Jane? Sending vibes and hugs x

15-09-2009, 10:05 PM
How is he doing Jane? Sending vibes and hugs x

He's ataxic now :cry:

I think this is the end :cry: What will william do, they have been together all their lives- 7 and a half years :cry:

I feel so useless as nothing I have done (as instructed by Vet) is helping :cry:

bunny babe
15-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Oh Jane, I'm praying for a miracle for Leo.

15-09-2009, 10:09 PM
Oh Jane I hope he can pull through this :cry: Thinking of you all & sending lots of vibes & hugs for you xx

15-09-2009, 10:10 PM
Oh no :( I wish i could suggest something useful, i am praying for a miricle for him x

15-09-2009, 10:20 PM
Sending lots of vibes for Leo xx

15-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Sending extra vibes for the little one xx

16-09-2009, 12:11 AM
I really hope Leo can get through this crisis.
Noserubs for him and William xx

16-09-2009, 06:29 AM
Unless Christobel has any miracles left Leo will be PTS this morning


16-09-2009, 06:32 AM
Hoping for a miracle for you.

I'm so sorry Jane......:cry:

Thinking of you this morning and have everything crossed Leo pulls through xx

16-09-2009, 06:34 AM
I've definitely got my fingers and toes crossed for a miracle. xxx

Come on, Leo. Hang in there buddy. :(

16-09-2009, 06:44 AM
Don't give up hope, Jane.

16-09-2009, 07:15 AM
Im so sorry Jane,sending mirical vibes Leos way and a big hug for you.

16-09-2009, 07:17 AM
so sorry Jane, thinking of you and hoping for a miracle xxx

16-09-2009, 07:51 AM
I may have to let Bernie go this morning too

:cry: :cry:

16-09-2009, 07:58 AM
I may have to let Bernie go this morning too

:cry: :cry:

:cry: so sorry, thinking of you xx

16-09-2009, 07:58 AM
Oh Jane :cry: Thinking of you all & praying for a miracle for you xx

16-09-2009, 08:44 AM
I'm still hoping these two make a miraculous recovery but I know you will make the right decision whatever that may be xx

16-09-2009, 08:49 AM
Viola Rose and I are sending our spare vibes to leo. Do you think its actually a blockage?

16-09-2009, 11:52 AM
Christobel wants to operate on Leo.......................
She will call me ASAP

Bernie has had more acupuncture, Christobel says Bernie is responding and we need not give up on her yet.

Sorry for very brief update, I am a wreck


16-09-2009, 11:54 AM
I am so sorry Jane. Take comfort in that you have a fantastic vet who will do all she can for them both.

16-09-2009, 12:14 PM
Don't forget that I had a rabbit that survived a gut blockage op. a couple of years ago - and is still with us as happy (and chubby) as ever! Leo has just as good a chance - but I know its a difficult decision to make.

16-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Sending all the <<vibes>> in the world for a successful outcome for these two lovely bunnies. I can only imagine what you are going through xx

16-09-2009, 12:29 PM
Oh no Jane, what a worry for you. You know that Christobel would have made that decision because it gives Leo the best chance, and you know of course that he is in the best possible hands. Sending all the support I can muster xxx

16-09-2009, 12:57 PM
Thanks for all you support
I always said I'd never agree to GI surgery on a Bun again, having lost 5 in the past. But Christobel said that she really felt we should give Leo a chance.
I felt like if I said 'no' it would seem as though I just didn't think he was worth it.
I so hope I have done the right thing in agreeing to go ahead. Leo is 7.5 years of age, so not a young Bun. Its such a huge proceedure for anyBun to go through.

I feel so sick


16-09-2009, 01:33 PM
Loads and loads of vibes for you and the poorly bunnies. Keeping everything crossed for good outcomes.

16-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Leo is in surgery now......................

16-09-2009, 03:16 PM
He's Gone

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

16-09-2009, 03:25 PM
Oh Jane, I am so sorry. The surgery was worth a try as you'd have always wondered what if. Sending big hugs for you and nose rubs for William. Glad Bernie is responding to treatment tho! Binky free Leo xx

16-09-2009, 03:27 PM
So sorry, Jane :( You and Christobel did all you could for him. RIP little man xxx

16-09-2009, 03:27 PM
Oh Jane I am so dreadfully sorry about Leo :cry: You and your vet did the right thing. You were losing him anyway so it was worth a shot it really was....I'm so sorry that you lost him but please take comfort in the fact that he was a very lucky bun to have found you and to have been loved so much. It was sadly probably his time to go :cry:

I'm so sorry for your loss :cry:

Sending lots more vibes for brave old Bernie too xx

16-09-2009, 03:37 PM
Sorry for your loss!:cry:

16-09-2009, 03:40 PM
I'm really sorry to hear your bad news :(

Binky free Leo bunny xx

16-09-2009, 03:41 PM
Oh dear i am so sorry for you Jane:cry:
RIP Leo:cry:you were very much loved:cry:

16-09-2009, 03:49 PM
I am so sorry about Leo :cry: *hug* You gave him the best chance and Christobel must have thought there was some hope to go through with the surgery, but it must have sadly been his time to go.

Binky free, little boy, watch over your bunny mummy and her other buns x

16-09-2009, 04:02 PM
I am so sorry Jane. You did everything you could for him and gave him such a happy life.

Sleep tight Leo xxxx

16-09-2009, 04:22 PM
Awww Jane :(
I am so, so sorry for the loss of Leo ((hugs)) xx

16-09-2009, 04:25 PM
Im so sorry to read this Jane,you did everything possible to help him.Im thinking of you at this devestating time.Sleep tight beautiful Leo xxxxxxx

16-09-2009, 04:36 PM
i'm so sorry to hear this jane:( amazing how william just knew tho isn't it. wishing you much strength to get through this. x

16-09-2009, 04:52 PM
My thoughts are with you too and William at this difficult time.

16-09-2009, 05:10 PM
Oh Jane I'm so very, very sorry :(

Sleep tight Leo.

16-09-2009, 05:15 PM
Oh God no, i am so sorry Jane, have had a power cut at work all day so only just managed to get online, you did everything you could for him xx

16-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Just seen this. Poor Leo, i'm so sorry Jane. He had the best possible chance and care with you and Christobel

16-09-2009, 05:29 PM
Oh no :cry:
I'm so very sorry that Leo didn't make it. I'm sure you were right to give him the chance. He was just too poorly and bunnies are so very delicate.
I hope poor William understands. You will have to comfort each other. Nose rubs for him and hugs for you.
Binky free Leo xx

mini lop1
16-09-2009, 05:33 PM
:cry: so sorry about leo jane

16-09-2009, 05:39 PM
Jane I'm so very sorry :cry:

Thinking of you xx

16-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Jane I am so sorry,xx

Bunny Buddy
16-09-2009, 05:45 PM
So sorry for your loss, thinking of you and William at this sad time :cry::cry:

Leo's had an incredible life for a bun dumped in a bin all those years ago, so sorry you've lost him now :cry::cry:

Sending vibes for Bernie.

16-09-2009, 05:47 PM
I am so sorry - but I really feel that you did the best thing for him by trying.

16-09-2009, 05:49 PM
Jane - I am so sorry you lost him :cry:

Please believe us all when we say that you did the right thing. I truely believe that most of us would have done what you did by giving him a chance.

You are an inspiration to us all and every single one of your precious bunnies knows just how much you love them.

Thinking of you and William. xxx

16-09-2009, 05:56 PM
Thank you everyone
I feel completely drained :cry:

Leo had numerous trichobezoar's, about 8. He had shown absolutely no sign of GI hypomotility in the days leading up to the acute bloat. He was not a Dental Bun. He ate tons and tons of hay and drank well. I groomed him and William regularly. I just dont understand how this has happened :cry:

Christobel managed to remove all the trichobezoars and emptied his stomach, which was full of gas and fluid. But his gut wall was so friable and Christobel just could not close it up and keep it 'water-tight'. She felt that post op' complications were just going to be so great (peritonitis, adhesions,stasis etc...) that it would not be in Leo's best interests to continue. I agreed and Leo was not woken from the GA :cry: :cry:

When I went to collect William he was in with Leo's little body and was grooming him :cry: Eventually he moved away. I was then able to cuddle Leo and say goodbye :cry:

William is now home looking confused and very alone :cry:

I will post a tribute to Leo in Rainbow Bridge later

:cry: :cry:

16-09-2009, 05:57 PM
So sorry you lost him Jane, Binky free Leo :cry:

16-09-2009, 06:03 PM
I am so sorry Jane. Binky free Leo x

16-09-2009, 06:03 PM
So sorry Jane :cry:

16-09-2009, 06:15 PM
So sorry Jane thinking of all of you

16-09-2009, 06:17 PM
so very very sorry Jane :cry: x

16-09-2009, 06:21 PM
Sorry jane x

bunny mad lisa
16-09-2009, 06:34 PM
having been through the exact same thing just a few months back i totally understand how you feel but you did the right thing to try. my bunny got sick all of a sudden and like leo had no reason for this to happen. My vet told me i couldn't have done anything different to have prevented it and was just very unlucky. Leo had a long and happy life and was obviously very loved,
binky free Leo
love Lisa and the buns x

16-09-2009, 06:44 PM
I am so sorry Jane xxx

16-09-2009, 06:45 PM
I am sorry.

FC x

16-09-2009, 06:45 PM
So sorry Jane binky free Leo :(

16-09-2009, 06:48 PM
I am so sorry Jane. You did everything you could for him and gave him every chance. He had a wonderful life with you xxx

16-09-2009, 06:58 PM
I have now posted a tribute to little Leo over in Rainbow Bridge


16-09-2009, 07:13 PM
I am so sorry, Jane. I am thinking of you and little William today. :cry:

16-09-2009, 07:15 PM
I'm so so sorry Jane.

I really thought Leo would make it.

You gave him all you could.

My thoughts are with you at this time.


16-09-2009, 07:35 PM
Oh Jane, I am so, so sorry :cry: I was so hoping to get in from work & there be good news from you. I am thinking of you & William at this very difficult time, take care, Denise xxx

16-09-2009, 07:37 PM
So very sorry Jane xxxx :cry::cry:

bunny babe
16-09-2009, 07:39 PM
I am so sorry Jane, I really hoped he would pull through. I would have done the same as you. Nose rubs to William and a hug to you.

16-09-2009, 07:55 PM
I'm so sorry Jane. Thinking of you

16-09-2009, 08:04 PM
oh Jane im so very very sorry hunny xxxxxxxxxxxxx

16-09-2009, 08:05 PM
I'm so so sorry to hear this Jane.:cry:

Binky free at the bridge little Leo.

16-09-2009, 08:10 PM
Oh no, how very upsetting.....binky free little man, hugs for you Jane xx

16-09-2009, 09:39 PM
Jane only just caught up with this and I'm so sorry:cry:
you did all you could and what a loved bun he was
hugs to you and William xxx

16-09-2009, 09:49 PM
I'm so sorry, Jane. :cry:

16-09-2009, 09:51 PM
heartbroken for you - we'll say a little prayer :cry: