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jenzel5
14-08-2010, 04:19 PM
I have put some details in another thread but it was a bonding thread so thought I would start a new one to let you all know about a girlie bunny that has come home with me. I went to look at her in the hopes of bonding her with Dudley and so the story begins.
I have set her up a cage in a different room to Dudley as she is not vaccinated, never been wormed, not neutered and has a gunky eye :roll:
I spoke to the lady I got her from bless her, but she didn't have money to get all the rabbits she currently fosters vaccinated etc. She gave me 30 towards vaccinations and wormer but I will be getting her speyed. That is if she doesn't have really bad dental problems :roll:
I am not going to go in to all of the info but trust me, I am MAD. Not at the woman because she does all she can but with another charity that I will not mention although I am sure most of you can guess.
So vet trip on Monday to see what I can do for her. I have just gone and bought her some muesli :roll: as that's what she was fed and mixed a little SS in. I also got her a big cardboard tunnel and a new litter tray as she isn't litter trained so the training starts now!
I don't think she will ever be going back, even if she doesn't bond with Dudley. I will have to rehome her myself if she doesn't bond with him but looks as if it is going to be way in to the future and lots of money later. I don't have much money myself but I guess I will have to find it. There is a story behind all of this that I can't really go in to but I am feeling really really annoyed!
Oh, and she doesn't have a name :( So I have the honour of naming her :love: She is 3-3 half :( I have been thinking Lily Hope but haven't decided yet.
Oh, and her partner was killed by a dog last week :cry: which is why she needed a partner. I had no choice but to bring her home and hope that the gunky eye is nothing serious (it isn't that bad really but my suspicions are dental probs)
She is a very scared bunny but I know she will come out of her shell with time. The last bunny a fostered over a year ago was the same, within 4 weeks was binkying around the hallway upstairs :love: But this little lady is going to need a lot of care and treatment :(
I will put some pictures up later. I have just taken a couple on my phone but she wasn't happy so I have left her for now to settle.
eurgh the stress. How rescues do it, I will never know.

susie bun
14-08-2010, 04:33 PM
I hope the poor bunny settles soon. :wave:

youthnovels
14-08-2010, 04:34 PM
I hope you think of name soon and that everything works out well for her. Poor little girl. Lots of no dental bunny vibes!

jenzel5
14-08-2010, 06:41 PM
So here she is. I have decided to call her Hope. I think it is the right name for her. They aren't the best photos.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46/jenzel5/hope1.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46/jenzel5/hope.jpg

susie bun
14-08-2010, 07:03 PM
I was hoping we'd get piccies. :wave: She's very sweet. :love:

fluffiebunnie
14-08-2010, 07:04 PM
Awww she is beautiful :love:

Grace65
14-08-2010, 07:05 PM
:love: Shes beautiful and i love her name. xx

happybun
14-08-2010, 07:25 PM
hello hope!

Tracy
14-08-2010, 07:43 PM
Awwwww she is a gorgeous little girl. :love:

Well done for taking her. We have our fingers and paws crossed for her and hope that she doesn't turn out to be a dental bun.

Bunny Buddy
14-08-2010, 07:48 PM
She's beautiful. I had the whole dental scare with with Elijah's sore eye but hopefully that's all behind him. I hope Hope's is something and nothing as well.

Poor girl probably witnessed her partner's demise as well :cry::cry:

jenzel5
14-08-2010, 08:08 PM
She's beautiful. I had the whole dental scare with with Elijah's sore eye but hopefully that's all behind him. I hope Hope's is something and nothing as well.

Poor girl probably witnessed her partner's demise as well :cry::cry:

Yeah I thought that, it's why I had to bring her home and make sure she gets the appropriate treatment and vet care. She is really scared but does come up to the front of the cage if you sit with her. I'm sure she will be a little character with time. I hope she will be ok too :love:

tiger1
14-08-2010, 08:30 PM
lucky little bun:love:

jenzel5
15-08-2010, 09:53 AM
The little madam hasn't pood since she arrived. I am putting it down to stress at the moment but will see how she gets on today. She has wee'd 2-3 times and eaten. I went to stroke her this morning and she thumped then kicked litter everywhere. Bless her, I think it is going to take lots of time for her to settle.

jenzel5
16-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Well the vet had a look at her today and her teeth are fine so that is a relief but her eye problem may be a tooth root abcsess, blocked tear duct or just an eye infection so I have to put fucithalmic eye drops in for a week and see how she gets on. If it doesn't work then I will be seeing what I can do next week. The vet said to wait to vaccinate her until atleast next week when we can re asses her eye.
She has relaxed a little and has now poo'd everywhere so I am happy about that. I am guessing it was just the stress.
The good thing is she is eating pellets. She digs them out of the muesli so I am tempted to just swap her straight over as the muesli isn't the same as what she was fed before so. What does everyone think? I know it can upset her tummy but if the muesli is different anyway then atleast the pellets have all the nutrients she needs.
So she is settling in a little more now :love:

Terri_louise177
16-08-2010, 08:14 PM
Oooo that's wonderful. A poor little bunny getting a great new home and brilliant new mummy! <3

Are you trying to bond three bunnies together now? Or will it be her and one husbun?

If you are going to bond her as a trio, could you keep us updated on the progress? I'm hoping to one day (hopefully soon but not definite) bond a third bunny with my pair and will be looking for as much advice as possible :)

mini lop1
16-08-2010, 08:20 PM
:love: she's beautiful ,lovely name for her too

Jenefina
16-08-2010, 08:34 PM
:love: she's beautiful :love:

If she's not eating any of the muesli then i would educe it quicker, sounds like she knows what's good for her!

jenzel5
16-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Oooo that's wonderful. A poor little bunny getting a great new home and brilliant new mummy! <3

Are you trying to bond three bunnies together now? Or will it be her and one husbun?

If you are going to bond her as a trio, could you keep us updated on the progress? I'm hoping to one day (hopefully soon but not definite) bond a third bunny with my pair and will be looking for as much advice as possible :)

No it's just the 2. I am hoping to bond her with my little boy if she gets all better. :love:
I hope when and if you decide to bond the 3 that it all goes well. I'm sure it will, there are lots of people who have bonded groups of 3 or more :wave:

jenzel5
23-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Just wanted to update everyone. Hope is now Lucy. Well we have named her Lucy Hope.
I decided it was best to give her a new start so new name that didn't associate with her past.
I have been giving her fucithalmic for her runny eye for a week now but there still seems to be a milky, watery discharge from her eye. She will be having another vet check to see if we can try her with something else or whether she needs an x-ray etc.
She is settling in well. Her personality is beginning to show and she is a little madam! She loves throwing her toys around (and the litter tray:roll:).
The litter training isn't going well so far but I know this will take time. I am hoping that it will get better when she is speyed.
My oh has warmed to her loads and has been so great it has made me really smile :D I went away and he had to act as nurse for the weekend and did really well.
I just can't wait to see if she will bond with Dudley although i have a bad feeling they would make a terrible twosome and cause chaos :lol:

Lobo
24-08-2010, 09:48 AM
I hope everything goes well health wise with Lucy and that she will successfully bond. It would be nice to see Dudley all bonded up again.:love:

susie bun
24-08-2010, 10:09 AM
Glad things are going well. Perhaps a bit of mischief is not such a bad sign in a way. Hope she continues to settle well and best wishes for the bonding. :wave:

Debster
24-08-2010, 01:01 PM
Lucy looks a little sweetie, how lucky for her she came home with you! Really sad about her partner :( poor little bunny.

Glad she is settling in well, keep us updated!:wave:

jenzel5
28-08-2010, 02:06 PM
Hi again. Just wanted to give a quick update for people who are wondering. Lucy went to the vets on Wednesday as her eye was no better with her eye drops. She went back in on Thursday for a swab taken from her eye to see if that comes back as anything nasty or infectious. We also tried to flush her tear ducts with local put in her eye. She was a very good girl but unfortunately the vet was unable to flush it as she thinks it is well and truly blocked.
So the plan is to wait for the swab results then she can be booked in for her spey and have her vaccinations etc. Then after all of that I can attempt the bond with Dudley. If the swab comes back clear then I will just have monitor her eye. She is on different eye drops (every 4-6 hours :shock:) and baytril now to rid of any possible infection. We will also attempt to flush her tear ducts again when she goes in for her spey.
Dudley also had a visit to the vets on Wednesday because I noticed his hocks were a bit sore. :roll: So he is on baytril for a week aswell. The vet thinks they are more friction burns from binkying on the carpet rug so he has 2 bits of huge vetbed to binky on now.
Giving oral baytril to 2 rabbits is proving very difficult! They HATE it. Dudley started clawing at his mouth the first time I gave it to him, bless him. Now he has 1 mouthful of baytril, 1 mouthful of a treat and so on and he seems to take it better this way. It must taste rather disgusting. Lucy just holds it in her mouth and refuses to swallow :roll: Treats don't work with her yet. :lol:

jenzel5
01-09-2010, 07:01 PM
Well Lucy's swab has come back negative so that's good. We think it is a blocked tear duct so it is just going to have to be managed.
She is booked in for her spey tomorrow so please send lots of vibes. I hope she will be ok but the sooner the better so she can be bonded with Dudley. I am off work next week so can stay home and keep an eye on her.
She is such a good girl and has been using her litter tray for well over a week now. I am so proud of her! :love:

Bunny Buddy
01-09-2010, 07:44 PM
:wave: Sending getting safely through spay vibes for little Lucy :love:

jenzel5
02-09-2010, 07:22 PM
Well :? Lucy went in for her spey today but there was no uterus :? The vet couldn't even find a stump if she had already been speyed and there was no scar tissue. We were thinking oh no, is she definately female but it has been confirmed that she definately is. I had a few vets look to confirm too although there were some confused faces :lol:.
So she is either a weird rabbit that is neither male or female (female bits but born with no uterus) or she was speyed flank but the stump was retracted far enough that we couldn't see it.
Her new nickname, Brucie Lucy :lol: Bless her. She recovered well. She hasn't eaten yet but hopefully now she is home she will munch something tonight.
Very strange.

BB Mommy
02-09-2010, 07:45 PM
How bizarre!

Some of the stories attached to these rescued bunnies never failtoamaze me.
Some of them go through more in 6 months than we experience in a lifetime.

Really glad she's "sorted" though- she looks a sweetheart.

Are you keeping her?

jenzel5
02-09-2010, 08:32 PM
How bizarre!

Some of the stories attached to these rescued bunnies never failtoamaze me.
Some of them go through more in 6 months than we experience in a lifetime.

Really glad she's "sorted" though- she looks a sweetheart.

Are you keeping her?

I plan to bond her with Dudley when she is fully recovered and had a course of lapizole etc. If she doesn't bond with Dudley I will probably have to rehome her although this may be difficult as she has a blocked tear duct that needs to be managed. Fingers crossed it will all work out!

susie bun
02-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Sorry, I managed to miss the recent updates. :oops: Very best wishes to your very special bunny girl. :love: Hope all works out well with the bonding when you get to that stage. I must try not to miss any more updates!

Jenova
02-09-2010, 10:43 PM
They only way Grim will take baytril is on bread.... :?
Good luck with them both. :)

Bunny Buddy
02-09-2010, 10:48 PM
:shock::shock::shock: How strange :? If the previous owners had had her done you'd think they would had passed on the information :roll: At least she has a little less to recover from, bless.

Debster
02-09-2010, 10:54 PM
Oh bless her, how odd! I hope she starts eating again soon. Really hope she bonds well with Dudley, as you are obviously very attached to her too!:)

jenzel5
05-09-2010, 10:08 AM
Well the little madam still isn't eating on her own :( I have been syringe feeding her and been giving pain relief and metoclopramide. This is all so stressful. She is going to need subcut fluids today I think which I didn't want to do as it will add extra stress.
She ate half a spring green yesterday and nibbled a little carrot but nothing since.:(

susie bun
05-09-2010, 10:10 AM
Sending nomming vibes for your special girl. :wave:

Spotty Bun
05-09-2010, 10:53 AM
Sending vibes, hopes she picks up soon and the bonding can begin! :love:

Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
05-09-2010, 11:13 AM
:shock: How strange

Sending tons of vibes that she picks up and starts eating again. She is a very pretty lady :love:

jenzel5
10-09-2010, 11:11 AM
Just thought I would give a quick update to anyone wondering since my last post said Lucy wasn't eating.
Lucy is back to normal now :D I was going to start her on fibreplex on Monday but got home from college to find she was eating like it was going out of fashion :lol: My oh txt me during the day to say she had eaten so I was so relieved.
I think she is just one of those buns. It took her 3-4 days to start pooing when she arrived so I don't think she likes change very much and if she gets upset it takes her a few days to recover rather than just 1. I thought Dudley was greedy but I don't think I have seen a rabbit eat so quick.
I have been getting her out for cuddles now and she seems to have relaxed alot more. She doesn't run away when you open her cage now (straight away anyway :lol:) I think nearly every time I got her out it was for meds or treatment but now I don't have to give her anything she just gets cuddles so hopefully she will learn we don't want to upset her.
Although, saying that, she starts a course of lapizole next week. :shock: Poor poor lucy. But after all of that, she gets to meet the handsome Dudley so a small price to pay I think :lol:

jenzel5
10-10-2010, 05:07 PM
I just have to say that Lucy has now been speyed, vaccinated and has only 3 days left of her Lapizole. YAY! Her eye still needs cleaning every now and again but she looks so healthy. Bonding begins on Tuesday 26th! Fingers crossed! It seems like it has taken AGES to get Lucy all sorted!

susie bun
10-10-2010, 05:16 PM
That's good to know! Hope she continues to keep well. Remind us to send vibes when the bonding begins. :wave: