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Hugo's There
22-08-2010, 10:06 AM
:oops::oops::oops:

Now please bear in mind that we have a lot of bunnies either with abscesses or eye problems at the moment and also that Maggie is a very hairy bunny!


Maggie has a small hard abscess on the side of her face. I was checking her over yesterday more by feel than by sight as the lump isn't visible under all her fur, when I felt another lump a little further down. Gutted I thought oh no, its spreading. Then i felt another one exactly the same on the other side. Totally devastated I parted the fur to have a better look........................


I was only poking her in the eyes :shock::lol::lol:

Starlight
22-08-2010, 10:07 AM
:lol::lol::lol:

Poor girl! :love:

Tinsel
22-08-2010, 10:12 AM
Oh dearie me. Just in case you find a third one, lower down and more central, that would be her nose.... ;)

louise and Gus
22-08-2010, 10:13 AM
:lol::lol: Well at least it wasn't a Malteaser :lol:

Hugo's There
22-08-2010, 10:13 AM
Can you imagine if I had taken her to the vets....................:oops::lol::lol:

Hugo's There
22-08-2010, 10:14 AM
:lol::lol: Well at least it wasn't a Malteaser :lol:

:oops::oops::oops:

Its good to know that all my years of experience in looking after special needs bunnies has paid off :p

louise and Gus
22-08-2010, 10:22 AM
:oops::oops::oops:

Its good to know that all my years of experience in looking after special needs bunnies has paid off :p

:lol::lol:

clutterydrawer
22-08-2010, 11:10 AM
Can you imagine if I had taken her to the vets....................:oops::lol::lol:

"I'm worried about my rabbit, I think she may have.....EYES...."


:lol:

Hugo's There
22-08-2010, 11:28 AM
"I'm worried about my rabbit, I think she may have.....EYES...."


:lol:

:oops::oops::lol::lol::lol:

beckie20
22-08-2010, 11:37 AM
:oops::oops::oops:

Its good to know that all my years of experience in looking after special needs bunnies has paid off :p

:lol::lol::lol:

bensonlola
22-08-2010, 11:40 AM
:lol: If you find a large growth at the other end, covered in fur... that's the tail and it's nothing to worry about - it's quite normal!

susie bun
22-08-2010, 12:46 PM
I'm sore with laughing.... :lol::lol::lol:

Bluesmum
22-08-2010, 01:44 PM
I just spat Ice everywhere!!!!
you do make me giggle Liz :D

Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
22-08-2010, 01:50 PM
:lol::lol: Poor Maggie bet she was a bit miffed :lol:

fluffiebunnie
22-08-2010, 02:01 PM
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Those strange growths on top of her head too??? They are her ears!!

Oh this thread is fun!

KarenM
22-08-2010, 02:07 PM
:lol::lol::lol::lol: Hilarious!

Hugo's There
22-08-2010, 02:55 PM
Glad I am cheering up your Sunday :lol::lol::lol:


in all seriousness though I do believe the abscess I can feel is just the "tip of the iceberg" I am very worried about the outcome of Tuesdays vet visit :?

susie bun
22-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Having had our giggles, snorts, guffaws, ice-spitting etc:lol:, I'm sure we'll all be thinking of Maggie and you on Tuesday. :love::wave:

Hugo's There
22-08-2010, 05:14 PM
Well I'm not the only crazy one living here.

Steve was travelling back from Essex today round the M25, he saw the junction for the M1 and started driving up it home ( a journey he has taken many times) After a while he thought, this doesn't look right :? He'd only gone up the M11 by mistake cos he only saw one 1 on the sign post instead of 11 :lol::lol::lol:

thumps_
22-08-2010, 05:15 PM
Oh bless you Liz. I call it frazzled nerves, but it does have it's amusing side!!

I know what you mean though. I've no idea of what's under a bun's skin round there. Human's can get what are called collar stud abcesses, where the bulk of the abcess is held flat by tough fibrous tissue & only a small amount has got through it to the surface. It's the pressure which makes it painful. Relieve the pressure & the pain stops.

Is there no way she can have a quick GA & op, to open it up & remove an elipse of tissue to stop it closing, perhaps use manuka honey to help it drain?

It's very much in the realms of a vet's assessment & good judgement.

Hugo's There
22-08-2010, 05:30 PM
Oh bless you Liz. I call it frazzled nerves, but it does have it's amusing side!!

I know what you mean though. I've no idea of what's under a bun's skin round there. Human's can get what are called collar stud abcesses, where the bulk of the abcess is held flat by tough fibrous tissue & only a small amount has got through it to the surface. It's the pressure which makes it painful. Relieve the pressure & the pain stops.

Is there no way she can have a quick GA & op, to open it up & remove an elipse of tissue to stop it closing, perhaps use manuka honey to help it drain?

It's very much in the realms of a vet's assessment & good judgement.

From what I can remember discussing after her GA a few weeks back, they said it couldn't be removed because it was attached to the bone and there was no soft tissue around it. I am guessing they didn't lance it properly because it is absolutely solid and I don't think it would be easy to get anything out of it :? It doesn't even feel like an abscess to me, but they did put a needle in and take out pus under the GA so we know it is one.

Maggie is not the sort of bunny you can handle easily. She is very old and has extremely limited sight and hearing. She is one of the only buns here that lives in a large pen indoors and never comes out. She goes completely crazy, will run into walls etc if she spots movement or hears something :( I even have to be careful going into the bunny room as she can suddenly bolt when she hears me.

susie bun
22-08-2010, 05:43 PM
:lol::lol: ... but I shouldn't giggle because I can't drive and am very rarely trusted with navigating! :wave: