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Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 08:37 AM
:(:(:(

Not sure whats going on but I am very worried :( Given that she is Newts sister and hasn't been growing properly my paranoia is in over drive.

The vets are full booked so fitting us in at the end of morning surgery.

Bluesmum
09-02-2010, 08:47 AM
Oh no :cry:
Hope it all goes well with the vet.
x

Michelleox
09-02-2010, 08:52 AM
Oh No!:shock::(

What's wrong with her?:(:?

Kermit
09-02-2010, 08:54 AM
OH no, mega vibes from me xx

angeleyes
09-02-2010, 08:54 AM
Oh no Liz, whats wrong with her? :cry: Sending loads of vibes xxx

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 09:02 AM
Don't know whats wrong at the moment :( Not eating, no poo, lying fully stretched out. Tummy feels weird, not bloated or doughy can't really describe it, sort of loose and floppy sort of :?

Michelleox
09-02-2010, 09:03 AM
:( Millions of vibes for her xxx

biscuitblossom
09-02-2010, 09:11 AM
Poor Melody....good luck at the vets.x

sidereus7
09-02-2010, 09:13 AM
Poor Melody :(

Do you have her on a heat pad? Are her ears cold at all?

Sending lots of vibes. xxx

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 09:20 AM
Poor Melody :(

Do you have her on a heat pad? Are her ears cold at all?

Sending lots of vibes. xxx

No, she's not cold :)

louise and Gus
09-02-2010, 09:20 AM
Oh no :( Lots of vibes for the little un xx

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 11:11 AM
Melody has been admitted. As i thought her stomach is completely empty and there is no gut noise at all. She was eating fine at 11 last night :(

She is having all the usual stasis meds and if there is no change she will have x-rays and and bloods etc to see if there is some underlying problem :(

We are taking Maddox up in a little while so they can be together as they have never been seperated, even though they are 6 months old,and he isn't castrated yet.

giantbunnymummy
09-02-2010, 11:17 AM
Poor Melody :(

Sending millions of vibes for her. I really hope she'll be ok.

Fairy13
09-02-2010, 11:39 AM
Oh no! Tons of vibes for Melody x

areia
09-02-2010, 11:40 AM
huuuuuuuuuuuge vibes for melody

SOAD
09-02-2010, 11:51 AM
Lots of vibes XXXXXX

VikkiVet
09-02-2010, 12:01 PM
not Melody :cry::cry::cry::cry: Really hope she is ok xxxx

hellsdarkrose
09-02-2010, 12:59 PM
Loads of vibes for Melody.

Michelleox
09-02-2010, 01:11 PM
Really hope this little one is ok and it's nothing related to Newt's problems. Keep us updated x

I'm so glad Liz has got these two

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 01:21 PM
I don't understand how Melody's stomach could be so completely empty by 8 in the morning when she was still eating at 3.30 am :? It was just floppy skin, like there was no tummy there :(

Maddox is now with her and we have taken some food up for them. I need to wait for the vet to ring with a progress report, but if I haven't heard by 4.30 I will give them a call :)

angeleyes
09-02-2010, 02:29 PM
I really hope she will be ok Liz, waiting on tenter hooks here, vibes and hugs xx

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 03:31 PM
Me too, I seem to spend most days waiting for the vet to ring :( My blood pressure must be through the roof.

I thought I might of heard something by now, but I guess no news is good news

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 03:54 PM
No Change :(:(:(:(:(

louise and Gus
09-02-2010, 04:01 PM
Oh no...have been checking for update all day :( :( Lots of vibes for her xxx

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 04:04 PM
Thanks Lou, they will be starting tests in the morning if there is still no improvement.

I am so worried as they are coming up 6 months and they still only look about 12 to 16 weeks and Maddox still has no boy bits :(

louise and Gus
09-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Oh dear...really hope it is nothing too serious :cry:

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 04:07 PM
Me too, it just didn't look like normal stasis to me this morning, but hopefully I am wrong :?

They are syringe feeding but still no gut sounds at all :(

raine
09-02-2010, 04:09 PM
Ive only just seen this thread Liz. Hoping Melody improves soonx

giantbunnymummy
09-02-2010, 06:06 PM
Sending millions more vibes to Melody. Hope you get some good news soon.

Fairy13
09-02-2010, 06:46 PM
I'm sorry there's no improvement. Sending tons more vibes. What a worry for you :cry:

angeleyes
09-02-2010, 06:49 PM
:cry::cry: Anymore news Liz? We are so worried for her xx

hurricanhoney
09-02-2010, 06:59 PM
Lots of vibes for the little one.

Tinsel
09-02-2010, 07:02 PM
Sending loads of vibes for little Melody

Hugo's There
09-02-2010, 07:07 PM
:cry::cry: Anymore news Liz? We are so worried for her xx

I have rung again and still no change. Not eating, pooing and still no gut sounds :cry::cry::cry: I could cry but I don't have the energy:cry:

I will ring again in the morning around 9 ish. They will contiune with meds tonight and will do x-rays and/or bloods if there is no change in the morning.
Thankfully the good bunny vet will be dealing with her in the morning, she also did Newts PM so will have a good idea what to look for :(

Becky86
09-02-2010, 07:13 PM
Oh no :( Poor Melody. I do hope she will be ok :( Sending millions of vibes xxx

giantbunnymummy
09-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Poor Melody :cry:

Keeping everything crossed for her.

raine
09-02-2010, 07:30 PM
Try not worry too much tonight Liz. Hoping for some positive news for Melody and you in the morning.

gillmanning
09-02-2010, 10:14 PM
Poor little Melody - lots of vibes for her over night. Hope she's feeling better in the morning x

Michelleox
10-02-2010, 08:21 AM
I was working last night until late so Liz was texting me with updates.

I so hope Melody has improved overnight.

I will strangle that so called vet when i track her down :censored::evil:

Hugo's There
10-02-2010, 08:34 AM
Unfortunately Melody died during the night. I had a bad feeling all night and lay awake waiting for the early phone call from the vet:(

She is having a PM done later today, as we are now very concerned for Maddox.

I am completely devastated, I haven't found the strength to put Dumpling in RB yet and now this :cry::cry:

I will update when I have the PM results, but I think I need a break from it all. This is killing me :cry::cry:

Michelleox
10-02-2010, 08:39 AM
:( :( :( :(

I can't believ this, poor little girl.

Thank you Liz for taking them in. I'm so grateful that M&M went to someone with the care and knowledge they need.



As i have just said to Liz, i'm going to keep calm until teh PM results are back. If it is related to Newt then i'm going to find this woman. Please can someone PM me about what i can do (Jane, you did suggest something but cannot remember who or what it was)

happybunny22000
10-02-2010, 08:40 AM
i'm so sorry liz :(
binky free x

Jack's-Jane
10-02-2010, 08:41 AM
Poor little girl :cry:

RIP Melody xx

angeleyes
10-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Liz, I am so sorry, completely devestated as well especially for you :cry: :cry:

Bluesmum
10-02-2010, 08:52 AM
Sleep well baby girl. Have fun at the bridge with Newt.
she had an amazing live with you Liz, even if it was tragically cut so short.
xx

biscuitblossom
10-02-2010, 09:04 AM
I'm so sorry Liz......she was a lucky bunny to have had you and Steve to care for her.

Sleeptight Melody.x

rabbit mad
10-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Liz,

There is no words... Really sorry to here that this has happened.

Big Hugs to you and all the rabbits who are going to miss her.

KarenM
10-02-2010, 09:15 AM
I'm so sorry Liz. :cry::cry::cry:

jenzel5
10-02-2010, 09:19 AM
Im so sorry for your loss :cry::cry::cry::cry:

Binky free at the bridge Melody!

Biscuit's Mum!
10-02-2010, 09:20 AM
I'm sorry Liz, what an awful few days for you :(

Sleep tight Melody. x

RubyTed
10-02-2010, 09:25 AM
So sorry Liz! :(

Lspacehopper
10-02-2010, 09:27 AM
I'm sorry Liz :( x

mini lop1
10-02-2010, 09:33 AM
:cry: soo sorry, rip melody

louise and Gus
10-02-2010, 09:40 AM
Oh no :( I was so hoping I'd log on and find some good news :( :(

You must be devastated Liz :cry: :cry:

Poor poor little Melody, I hope Maddox is ok xxx

gillmanning
10-02-2010, 09:45 AM
Oh Liz I am so sorry for you, I have no words :cry:, I can't imagine how you are feeling. Be strong for all the other little bunnies in your care.

Binky free little Melody xx

angeleyes
10-02-2010, 10:12 AM
How is Maddox doing Liz? Really hope he will be ok, I just don't get it :cry:

areia
10-02-2010, 10:17 AM
oh noo :( im so sorry huge hugs to you

kgattrell
10-02-2010, 10:59 AM
I'm so sorry Liz, have fun at RB Melody x x

Vibes for Maddox

Fairy13
10-02-2010, 11:10 AM
Oh no! :cry: I'm so sorry. I came back to check and was so hoping for good news. How very sad :cry:

Suzanne
10-02-2010, 11:21 AM
So sorry :(

raine
10-02-2010, 11:44 AM
Oh Liz, I am so so sorry. I was hoping that she was going to be okay this morning. Its absolutely heartbreaking and I know you will be devastated. Thinking of you and Maddox at this awful timexxx

VikkiVet
10-02-2010, 12:24 PM
:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

Kermit
10-02-2010, 12:25 PM
So sad, binky free baby xx

Becky86
10-02-2010, 12:26 PM
:cry::cry::cry: Im so sorry Liz. I was hoping for better news this morning :cry: Thinking of you and Maddox :cry: Big Hugs xXx

bunny mad lisa
10-02-2010, 12:31 PM
so sorry Liz that you are having such a riugh time.You did all you could for Melody and i am so sorry she didn't make it
sending hugs
Lisa and the buns xx

Ted an Petal
10-02-2010, 12:36 PM
gosh i'm so sorry liz, RIP melody :cry:

VickiP
10-02-2010, 12:41 PM
:cry: So sorry to hear that Liz, hope you are alright xx

hellsdarkrose
10-02-2010, 12:55 PM
So so sorry for your loss :(

binky free Melody

happybun
10-02-2010, 01:01 PM
i am so sorry. binky free, melody.

purplebumble
10-02-2010, 01:04 PM
:cry: omg liz....im so sorry xx

i lost bandit like that but hed gone to be pts as he was rasping and in shock. their tummys can empty quicker than we realise...
when bandit was pts the vet said it was kindey failure..but the pm next day showed it was torsion/acute bloat and his tum was completely empty:(

you and steve do such wonderful work and also give these buns so much needed love. im sorry..losing dumpling too...

i havent been on here enough..and when i do theres been so many deaths:(

binky free all the buns xx

BB Mommy
10-02-2010, 01:13 PM
So sorry you have lost Melody:cry::cry:
I really do know how you manage to keep going, Liz. You've probably chosen the hardest task in the world.

donnamt
10-02-2010, 01:39 PM
im sorry :cry::cry::cry:

Alfagirl
10-02-2010, 02:04 PM
I'm so sorry for you. :cry:

Binky free little Melody xx

giantbunnymummy
10-02-2010, 02:04 PM
I'm so very sorry Liz :cry::cry::cry:

Sending you a hug.

Sleep well beautiful Melody, with Newt at the bridge :cry:

Michelleox
10-02-2010, 02:31 PM
Liz text me a little while ago to say that Melody had the same problem as Newt:(

yvette
10-02-2010, 02:36 PM
Poor bunny.She tried too....so did you.Im so sorry.xxx

abbymarysmokey
10-02-2010, 02:38 PM
I'm so sorry Liz :cry:

Binky free Melody xx

louise and Gus
10-02-2010, 02:42 PM
Liz text me a little while ago to say that Melody had the same problem as Newt:(

Oh no :( keeping everything crossed for Maddox then :cry:

Michelleox
10-02-2010, 03:34 PM
Please let me know if you have an exotics vet in the Cambridge area who is tall, with mousy hair which is always worn in a ponytail :evil: :evil: :evil:

Jack's-Jane
10-02-2010, 03:51 PM
Please let me know if you have an exotics vet in the Cambridge area who is tall, with mousy hair which is always worn in a ponytail :evil: :evil: :evil:

Male or female ?

mini lop1
10-02-2010, 04:20 PM
what was wrong with newt?

Michelleox
10-02-2010, 04:42 PM
Male or female ?

female:evil:

LuceMarbles
10-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Oh Liz please take it easy - you've been through so much :( be sure to take a little time out for yourself.

Sending you massive vibes - you're doing the right thing by these poor little buns, the quality of life they have is priceless and you give them that.

bunny babe
10-02-2010, 06:05 PM
:cry: I have only just seen this. I am so sorry, I can't think of any words. Thinking of you, Steve and Maddox.

joey&bugys 2007
10-02-2010, 06:10 PM
Only just seen this, I'm so sorry xx

honeybunny
10-02-2010, 06:21 PM
So sorry to see she didn't pull through:cry:
As others have said make sure you look after yourself Liz as you've had so much sadness to cope with lately.
Hugs to you and Steve xxx

Hanlou
10-02-2010, 08:15 PM
Oh no, how sad! :cry:

Liz I'm really sorry to read this. I've recently lost one of my animals unexpectedly and it left us in bits. I totally agree with what someone else said - you have chosen such a compassionate but such a difficult path! :(

Thinking of you and Steve and sending my ((( hugs ))) xxx

bunnymadhouse
10-02-2010, 08:20 PM
oh no ...so sorry :(

Sparkle x
10-02-2010, 08:20 PM
Oh gosh Liz, how awful.
:cry: :cry:
Take care of yourselves xxxxxxxx

hurricanhoney
10-02-2010, 08:28 PM
So sorry. :( Must be heartbreaking for you. Michelle what about the veterinary body can't remember what they are called. You could contact them.

antigone
10-02-2010, 08:30 PM
I'm so sorry, Liz. :cry:

Hugo's There
10-02-2010, 10:26 PM
Thank you so much for all your kind words. It has been such an awful day

The PM showed that Melody had a genetic defect to her heart. The blood supply to it was deformed just as it was with Newt. It was a miracle she lived so long. The oytlook is now very poor for Maddox. He is very likely to have the same thing especially as his development is more stunted than Melody's was.

I am really worried about his future and quality of life now, as the vets say they are unable to neuter him if he ever develops boy bits so is now destined to a life alone. Him and Melody were so close I don't know how he will cope. Melody was a people friendly bunny and would climb on my lap and lick my face, but Maddox is more skitish and will not take comfort in human handling.

I left Maddox at the vets until the PM result came through to see if, dependant on the outcome, whether he could have tests to determine if he does have tha same condition. Unfortunately scans or x-rays will not show this defect up. If he were human he would have one of those posh scans with the dye put in the veins but this isn't practical in a little bunny under 1kg and we couldn't fix it even if we knew about it.

He is happily munching hay this evening but looks so little and lost alone in the cage.

On top of everything else I have had to speak to the vets again about Lettie, she hasn't responded to her meds and has actually deteriorated quite rapidly. They are now saying the only other possibility with her is liver cancer so she is having x-rays tomorrow. If she has that will be 3 in a month that have had liver cancer. How can that happen??

Its only the start of February and look how much has happened already...

Bunnyaddict
10-02-2010, 10:31 PM
I've only just seen Melody's thread Liz - I'm so, so sorry :cry: Poor wee girl :cry:

Thinking of you, Steve & Maddox at this very sad & difficult time xxxx

hellsdarkrose
10-02-2010, 10:33 PM
I'm so sorry the prognosis for Maddox isn't better :(.

You do a wonderful job Liz and the bunnies you takein have the best care and love they could ever want. *loads of hugs for you and Steve*

sidereus7
10-02-2010, 10:47 PM
Thank you so much for all your kind words. It has been such an awful day

The PM showed that Melody had a genetic defect to her heart. The blood supply to it was deformed just as it was with Newt. It was a miracle she lived so long. The outlook is now very poor for Maddox. He is very likely to have the same thing especially as his development is more stunted than Melody's was.

I am really worried about his future and quality of life now, as the vets say they are unable to neuter him if he ever develops boy bits so is now destined to a life alone. Him and Melody were so close I don't know how he will cope. Melody was a people friendly bunny and would climb on my lap and lick my face, but Maddox is more skitish and will not take comfort in human handling.

I left Maddox at the vets until the PM result came through to see if, dependant on the outcome, whether he could have tests to determine if he does have tha same condition. Unfortunately scans or x-rays will not show this defect up. If he were human he would have one of those posh scans with the dye put in the veins but this isn't practical in a little bunny under 1kg and we couldn't fix it even if we knew about it.

He is happily munching hay this evening but looks so little and lost alone in the cage.

On top of everything else I have had to speak to the vets again about Lettie, she hasn't responded to her meds and has actually deteriorated quite rapidly. They are now saying the only other possibility with her is liver cancer so she is having x-rays tomorrow. If she has that will be 3 in a month that have had liver cancer. How can that happen??

Its only the start of February and look how much has happened already...

I am so sorry, Liz. What a tough year for Rainbow Rabbits. :( Binky free, little Melody. xxx

Couldn't Maddox go with a spayed female, or do you think he would be too hormonal and stress another rabbit out?

I really hope that things start looking up soon for you guys. You really deserve a few uneventful months. xxx

Candiflare
10-02-2010, 11:18 PM
Only just seen this thread Liz and heard the story about Maddox and Melody from the beginning. I'm so, so sorry that life has been harsh to these little guys and I really hope you are okay and coping with all of this.

I am going to go on Rainbow Rabbit's site again now to see if I can find them both.

TeflonsShadow
10-02-2010, 11:23 PM
I dont know how you cope Liz <<<hugs>>> I hope this month gets better for you........big cuddles and nose rubs for the bunnies x

lilbun
11-02-2010, 03:11 AM
I'm sorry to read this, such a sad thread :cry:
Hopefully Maddox will cope ok, as do other single buns. The future has no meaning to him, he lives in the present, so as long as his here-and-now is happy he'll be ok xx

Hugo's There
11-02-2010, 08:23 AM
I am so sorry, Liz. What a tough year for Rainbow Rabbits. :( Binky free, little Melody. xxx

Couldn't Maddox go with a spayed female, or do you think he would be too hormonal and stress another rabbit out?
I really hope that things start looking up soon for you guys. You really deserve a few uneventful months. xxx

At the moment Maddox's plums haven't appeared so I need to wait until they do and then guage how hormonal he is. It would be terrible to bond him with a female now and then for it all to fall apart later on when he develops. Plus we haven't got any females for him to go with. We have 8 single males here who have all lost or are looking for partners :cry:

Bluesmum
11-02-2010, 08:28 AM
It was a miracle she lived so long.

You've said it yourself, but that miracle was yours and Steves love and care. Without you both none of the babies would have come this far.

giantbunnymummy
11-02-2010, 10:01 AM
It makes me so sad that these little bunnies have had such short lives thanks to the idiocy of the irresponsible person who decided to breed them :cry:

I really hope Maddox isn't similarly affected :cry:

Sending you a hug Liz.

Hugo's There
11-02-2010, 10:30 AM
Thanks Abbie and thanks for the pm. They are 99.9% certain Maddox is because his development is more stunted than Melody. I would have put money on loosing him over her, which is why we are so shocked and upset :(

VikkiVet
11-02-2010, 11:54 AM
Oh how sad Liz :cry: still cant get over the fact that she is gone.

I think you are right, that sadly Maddox probably is similarly affected, but the fact that they have lived so happily for so long is a testament to your excellent care.

its a shame Maddox isnt such a people bunny, but that might change now he doesnt have Melody to snuggle up with.

I guess you just love him and look after him for as long as he's got. These defects do just happen sometimes - in humans, dogs all sorts, and its not necessarily a consequence of bad breeding.

Hugo's There
11-02-2010, 12:02 PM
Oh how sad Liz :cry: still cant get over the fact that she is gone.

I think you are right, that sadly Maddox probably is similarly affected, but the fact that they have lived so happily for so long is a testament to your excellent care.

its a shame Maddox isnt such a people bunny, but that might change now he doesnt have Melody to snuggle up with.

I guess you just love him and look after him for as long as he's got. These defects do just happen sometimes - in humans, dogs all sorts, and its not necessarily a consequence of bad breeding.

There was a fourth bunny in the litter that was bought by another lady, I am now wondering what happened to him :(

Even if it wasn't down to bad breeding, poor little Newt should never have been given to a petshop to sell :cry:

giantbunnymummy
11-02-2010, 12:02 PM
Thanks Abbie and thanks for the pm. They are 99.9% certain Maddox is because his development is more stunted than Melody. I would have put money on loosing him over her, which is why we are so shocked and upset :(

Poor Maddox :( I really hope he'll have as long a time as possible with you. As Vikki says, maybe now he's on his own he'll start to be more of a people bunny, or maybe a perfect partner will come along for him.

I hope you're ok, this must all be so emotionally draining to deal with.

VikkiVet
11-02-2010, 12:29 PM
There was a fourth bunny in the litter that was bought by another lady, I am now wondering what happened to him :(

Even if it wasn't down to bad breeding, poor little Newt should never have been given to a petshop to sell :cry:

Yeah, poor wee thing :cry: But i totally agree, they shouldn't have been sold at all.

I just wanted to point out that cardiac defects are often spontaneous or occur for many reasons, not just bad breeding, though that certainly doesnt help.

Debster
11-02-2010, 05:29 PM
I am so so sorry you lost Melody :cry:

Sending big hugs to you and Maddox. You have had such a tough start to the year, I hope you have a better few months ahead of you.

Binky free with Newt, Melody xxx