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holidayhutch
28-03-2010, 12:33 PM
We have such a poorly bun staying here at the moment. He is absolutely gorgeous but literally a bag of bones. He has no teeth at all, a huge abcess on his jaw and a really yukky eye. He has metacam, septrin, baytril and eye drops. He literally cant eat on his own and you have to syringe feed him every few hours, but he even struggles with that. He is also losing his hair. His partner is so protective of him too and is going to miss him terribly when he's gone. He has lost over half a kilo in 3 days and there is just 1.3 kilos of him left:(

The vet says there are no restrictions at all on his diet and to just get down him whatever we can. The owners left 2 fresh corn cobs for him. He has had about a tablespoon of porridge for breakfast, and I've just given him some mashed banana with a little critical care mixed in, we have pureed sweet corn, carrot and brocolli to try next.

Vibes for this gorgeous boy please, he has been coming to us for years and always been ill, but never this poorly. :(

bunnymadhouse
28-03-2010, 12:38 PM
awww poor little man ... :(

sending tons of vibes :(

Becca
28-03-2010, 12:39 PM
Awwwww:(:(
Sending tons of vibes.

abbymarysmokey
28-03-2010, 12:42 PM
Baytril and Septrin aren't going to help a jaw abscess...sounds awful but they may as well have him pts now than bother with these meds. :(

Is there any way you could persuade his owners to find a vet who is going to give him a fighting chance by putting him on a medication known to be effective for abscesses?

Hugo's There
28-03-2010, 12:47 PM
Sending loads of vibes xx

holidayhutch
28-03-2010, 12:55 PM
Baytril and Septrin aren't going to help a jaw abscess...sounds awful but they may as well have him pts now than bother with these meds. :(

Is there any way you could persuade his owners to find a vet who is going to give him a fighting chance by putting him on a medication known to be effective for abscesses?

The abcess has been removed several times and just keeps coming back. Tbh they know he hasn't got long left and just hoped he might see one last spring/summer and enjoy the sunshine. He was out in one of our runs all day yesterday and loved it, but is so weak bless him, you're almost frightened to pick him up he is so delicate. It doesn't help that he is long haired either so trying to keep him unmatted whilst he is so poorly is no easily task, although he doesn't have much left in places.

I have spoken to his vet and been told he sees this rabbit every week. The owners pick him up tommorow night and I will be having words with them. I do think it is a case of him being kept alive for them and am just trying to find the words to tell them it would be kinder to let him go without offending them best I can.

holidayhutch
28-03-2010, 12:56 PM
Baytril and Septrin aren't going to help a jaw abscess...sounds awful but they may as well have him pts now than bother with these meds. :(

Is there any way you could persuade his owners to find a vet who is going to give him a fighting chance by putting him on a medication known to be effective for abscesses?

Is there a medication you would recommend I could suggest to them and their vet.

abbymarysmokey
28-03-2010, 12:58 PM
Is there a medication you would recommend I could suggest to them and their vet.

Something like depocillin would be better...but perhaps it's too late for this little chap anyway? :cry:

holidayhutch
28-03-2010, 01:02 PM
Something like depocillin would be better...but perhaps it's too late for this little chap anyway? :cry:

Sadly I think it is :( but thank you I will tell them anyway.
Even hubby came in from feeding him yesterday with tears in his eyes:(

Hugo's There
28-03-2010, 01:13 PM
I have spoken to his vet and been told he sees this rabbit every week. The owners pick him up tommorow night and I will be having words with them. I do think it is a case of him being kept alive for them and am just trying to find the words to tell them it would be kinder to let him go without offending them best I can.

I don't envy you there :( I hope they listen to your advice and are able to make the right decision for their bunny. They obviously love him very much.

I did use a combination of Septrin and Baytril with Franks infection after his eye removal. It worked really well with the 2 together but I realise this isn't the same as trying to penetrate an abscess