View Full Version : Hester (Snowdrop) We lost her

Hugo's There
18-03-2010, 10:40 AM
We have been concerned about Hester over the past week as she has started nest building and her stomach has started swelling :shock:

She had an ultrasound today and her uterus is full of fluid :? They don't think she is preganant but it can't be ruled out completely, other causes could be possible mucometra or some form of cancer :?

She is booked in for a neuter in 2 weeks just incase she is pregnant.

But I am so angry, she went up with 2 other buns that were having their myxi and I specifically said to only myxi her if they could find nothing wrong, but the :censored: vet myxi'd her today :shock:

18-03-2010, 10:47 AM
I hope she is ok XXXXXX

18-03-2010, 10:49 AM
Is she a new bun Liz? No baby... and no cancer vibes!

Hugo's There
18-03-2010, 10:51 AM
She is from here http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=215874&highlight=dexter+snowdrop

18-03-2010, 10:54 AM
She is from here http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=215874&highlight=dexter+snowdrop

OH! I remember that!!:shock: Poor girlie, hope there's a simple explanation. :)

18-03-2010, 11:36 AM
Oh gosh, what a worry. I just saw your other thread about it and wondered if this was to do with Hester. :? :(

Hugo's There
18-03-2010, 11:43 AM
Good news is that Dexter has been seen by 2 vets and neither can find anything wrong with his neck, plus neither of the bunnies seem to be anywhere near as old as I was told :?

But the problem with that is that if Hester is OK neither of them really qualify to have a sanctuary space here :?

18-03-2010, 03:45 PM
Hydro or mucometra arent too serious systemically so if its either of them she should be ok with the spey and recover well as she's otherwise fit and good condition
I didnt think much could be wrong with Dexter's neck/shoulders as he managed to jump the 2ft from the floor to the shelf in the wendyhouse repeatedly, up and down, without any form of step :shock: (my girls only do it with a step and kylo only does with a BIG step and food!)

I know i only had them a few days but i did wonder whether they really need to be santuary bunnies? :? Apart from being nervous and fat i couldnt find anything wrong with them :?

18-03-2010, 03:55 PM
I think Tash said they were about 7,My rex Shadow is 8 and still as lively as anything!!!!

Hugo's There
18-03-2010, 04:28 PM
I've been in touch with Tash and she said she has had Dexter for 3 years and was told he was 3 to 4 years when she got him. I was going by their claws, as they look like the claws of fairly young bunnies, especially Hester.

Dexter had x-rays in the past and is supose to have muscle and nerve damage to his neck and possibly some joint issues, but you would never know it to look at him.

There isn't much chance of Hester being pregnant so we are probably looking at mucometra or hydrometra which as Vikki says is easy fixable. And given that she is having phantom pregnancies this seems the most likely explaination :) BUt knowing my luck it will probably be something more serious :roll:

It is sometimes so hard to gauge whether a rabbit should be a sanctuary bunny when you haven't seen them and can only go on what you have been told. And of course once they have travelled half way across the country you can't turn round and say you don't think you should take them as they are too healthy. We have had the same problem with Roxy, we thought she had multiple health problems and major mobility issues but at the moment is perfectly healthy. Now we have to completely rethink our accommodation as what we were going to house Roxy in is completely unsuitable for such a lively rabbit :?

18-03-2010, 07:11 PM
Oh Liz, it must be so hard for you :(

I really hope its nothing too serious with Hester, this is again another example of why you should get your rabbits neutered.

Hugo's There
23-03-2010, 10:46 AM
We have brought Hester's spay forward by a week as her uterus is huge :(

She is now having her op this Thursday

23-03-2010, 11:07 AM
We have brought Hester's spay forward by a week as her uterus is huge :(

She is now having her op this Thursday

Best of luck to the poor girlie! :(:( Hope they find out what's wrong, and that it's nothing serious! :love:

23-03-2010, 11:10 AM
Sending vibes for Hesters spay x one of my old buns had a pyometra, her uterus was HUGE she came through with no problems.

Hugo's There
24-03-2010, 07:21 PM
Hester is having her op tomorrow. She is so big and heavy today, I am having problems picking her up :(:(

I just hope my vet has the courtesy to ring me and let me know she is Ok afterwards :roll: I joked with Mum that I might get a call by Saturday morning if they remember:lol:

24-03-2010, 07:23 PM
awww good luck Hester, hope it works out all A-ok. See, we shouldnt have joked that they are not sanctuary bunnies!

Hugo's There
24-03-2010, 07:24 PM
awww good luck Hester, hope it works out all A-ok. See, we shouldnt have joked that they are not sanctuary bunnies!

I know :lol: I should have known they always end up coming here for a reason, I don't know why I doubted it :)

24-03-2010, 07:30 PM
If cassie never came to you, I'd never have her here :love: - and that is just not worth thinking about

24-03-2010, 08:15 PM
Lots of vibes for Hester:love:

Vibes for better communication from your vet too:)

24-03-2010, 08:16 PM
I'll be thinking of Hester tomorrow. :love:

24-03-2010, 08:43 PM
Good luck tomorrow with Hester.

24-03-2010, 08:46 PM
Lots of vibes for tomorrow x

Hugo's There
25-03-2010, 01:14 PM
Can anyone pm me Tasha's mobile number, I need to contact her?

25-03-2010, 01:18 PM
Hope it's going well for Hester!

25-03-2010, 01:19 PM
IS everything ok with Hester? x

25-03-2010, 01:29 PM
I hope everything's ok. :?

25-03-2010, 01:35 PM
Hope everything is ok.

25-03-2010, 05:33 PM
Liz I hope Hester is ok

Re the healthy bunnies, you could always rehome them and then their adoption fees would help counter some of the vets bills..alsong as someone homechecks I'm sure you'd find them great homes:D

Hugo's There
25-03-2010, 07:14 PM
I still haven't heard from tasha but hopefully she has read my messages by now.

Unfortunately we lost Hester during her operation this morning, I am completely gutted as I honestly wasn't expecting it at all. :cry::cry:

As you know Hester's abdomen had continued to swell quite rapidly over the past week, which is why we brought the op forward to today. As the vet could see fluid in her uterus we assumed that this was the cause, and there were no other symptoms to indicate she was unwell. She was eating loads and running and playing like any healthy bunny :)

As the vet put Hester under she had a little wobble but they decided to continue as she obviously needed surgery and couldn't be left as she was. Half way through the op, her breathing deteriorate and huge amounts of liquid came out through her nose. 2 vets tried to resuscitate her but but they couldn't help her.

Her lungs were completely full of fluid, and while her uterus did contain fluid and was slightly bigger than it should this wasn't the problem with her abdomen. Her stomach and intestines were completely compacted with food. Neither the vet or I can understand this as she wasn't in stasis and was eating well this morning. :?

If she was this swollen with food why on earth was she still eating????

It was very obvious on the phone that the vet was also very upset about what had happened as to them she also seemed healthy in herself and was lively and eating in the vets before surgery.

None of the vets could work out why her stomach was like this or why her lungs filled with fluid :?

I feel so bad for her, as she was the sweetest bunny. We had such plans for her. Once she had recovered from her op we were going to move her and Dexter into their own aviary over the easter weekend. I was so excited for them. I even gave Hester a little cuddle and chat this morning and told her that once she was feeling better she was getting a lovely home with new toys and tunnels :cry::cry: Can't believe she will never get to see it :cry:

25-03-2010, 07:17 PM
I am so sorry Liz, and Tasha too.... poor Hester :(

25-03-2010, 07:19 PM
I'm so sorry Liz! :(:(

It wasn't possible for anyone to have known that her gut was in that condition...or her lungs

Binky free Hester! :(

25-03-2010, 07:20 PM
I'm so sorry Liz; I had a feeling it must have been bad news.:cry::cry: Sleep tight Hester. xxx

25-03-2010, 07:20 PM
ohh noooo how awful poor girl and poor you Liz :cry::cry::cry:

Binky Free Hester x

Hugo's There
25-03-2010, 07:24 PM
This was only take about a week ago, she looks so well :(

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/P3130634.jpg (http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/P3130634.jpg)

25-03-2010, 07:25 PM
Liz, I'm so sorry xx

25-03-2010, 07:45 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Hester :(

25-03-2010, 07:47 PM
I am so sorry Liz, no-one could have know what her tummy was like.

25-03-2010, 07:51 PM
:cry: im sorry liz i no she was in the best hands she looked so happy in the picture you worked so hard with them, she was a such a great bunny :(

25-03-2010, 07:56 PM
I'm so sorry Liz. There's no way you could have known what was happening inside her.
Binky free little girl xxx

25-03-2010, 07:56 PM
what a terrible shock:( i'm so sorry for you and for deja:( xxx

Hugo's There
25-03-2010, 08:02 PM
Even if we had known, I don't think we could have done anything. One thing I am greatful for is that I brought the op forward and that she went under the GA. If we had left her another week what might have happened doesn't bear thinking about :(

25-03-2010, 08:04 PM
I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful girl :cry:

25-03-2010, 08:05 PM
Poor thing. Im so sorry :(

25-03-2010, 08:06 PM
So sorry xx

25-03-2010, 08:23 PM
How awful :cry: Poor Bun :cry:

RIP Hester xx

25-03-2010, 08:24 PM
so sorry Liz, thank you for the pm to let me know xx

25-03-2010, 08:42 PM
I'm sorry - you did your best for her - I hope you can take comfort in that :) xx

The Duchess
25-03-2010, 08:44 PM
I am sorry Liz. xx

25-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Thinking of you and Steve :( xxx

25-03-2010, 08:56 PM
What an awful shock, I'm so sorry. Binky free Hester xx

25-03-2010, 09:18 PM
This was only take about a week ago, she looks so well :(

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/P3130634.jpg (http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/P3130634.jpg)

Oh bless her.....she was gorgeous!! R.I.P Hester xx

25-03-2010, 09:19 PM
So sorry Liz :cry:

Binky free little Hester

Daphne & Peanut
25-03-2010, 09:25 PM
So sorry. RIP Hester. xxx

25-03-2010, 10:13 PM
I feel so sad for you

25-03-2010, 10:55 PM
Poor little Hester, she looks gorgeous. I'm so sorry Liz.

25-03-2010, 11:10 PM
I've only just caught up with this....So sorry Liz , what an awful shock for all concerned .xx

25-03-2010, 11:12 PM
i am very sorry.

26-03-2010, 03:04 AM
Awww Liz i'm so so sorry. I've only just caught up with this thread. Binky free little Hester you were a beautiful little girlie.xxxx

26-03-2010, 05:36 AM
just seen this. how sad :cry:

binky free xxx

26-03-2010, 06:58 AM
Binky free Hester:cry:

26-03-2010, 08:08 AM
:( So sorry. Binky free Hester. :(

joey&bugys 2007
26-03-2010, 08:12 AM
So sorry Liz :cry::cry:

26-03-2010, 08:23 AM
So sorry :(

26-03-2010, 10:00 AM
I am so sorry Lizxxx

26-03-2010, 10:04 AM
I'm so sorry Liz, thinking of you xx

Lindt bunny
26-03-2010, 10:46 AM
You did your very best and she knew that.:love:

Binky free hester.

BB Mommy
26-03-2010, 10:53 AM
So sorry you have lost Hester:cry:

26-03-2010, 01:08 PM
:cry:I am so sorry...binky free beautiful Hester.

26-03-2010, 01:18 PM
So sorry for you all, Hester looked such a sweetie :cry:

Binky free Hester xxx

26-03-2010, 01:38 PM
Thoughts and sympathy from Fi, Stu, Womble and Pinky

26-03-2010, 01:41 PM
So very sorry.She knew how much you tried for her.xxxx

26-03-2010, 07:50 PM
I'm very sorry Liz :(