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Hugo's There
31-10-2010, 10:07 AM
Steve and I have both been really ill for the past couple of weeks, with no outside help at all it has been really hard to keep going but i can safely say none of the bunnies have missed out on anything. Steve has struggled with vet visits and buying veg for the bunnies and I have literally been crawling on my hands and knees to keep them clean fed and exercised.

Unfortunately many of the bunnies have also been very ill, so thought I would do a quick update as I know they have a lot of sponsors on here who want to be kept upto date.

Firstly we lost our little Fidget on the 20th :cry: It all happened so quickly and still hasn;t sunk in. When I popped him in his carrier for the vets I had no idea he wouldn't be coming home, so feel awful I never said goodbye to him :cry::cry:

Daisy has started fitting, her cancer has spread to her brain so we know her time is now very limited. Thankfully she recovers extremely quickly from the fits and is munching away within minutes :)

Dave's neurological condition is also deteriorating rapidly, so much so he now had to be admitted and sedated just to burr his incisors as his head is continually weaving about and he gets very distressed.

Mixed news for Babs. She is now happily bonded to Geoff and they have moved into their new (nearly completed) run. However her pasturella infection has returned although it does appear to be responding well to antibiotics again. Also now she is in a much larger space we can see how weak her hind legs really are, she has had several falls but there is a chance with the extra exercise they may improve.

We are very concerned about Bic and Biro. They are now 11 weeks old and still so tiny:( Bic put on around 50g between 7 weeks and 10 weeks but Biro lost weight :( They are so under developed and underweight that the vets still cannot sex them and they were unable to have their vaccinations. They spend all their time fluffed up huddled together despite being in a centrally heated room, so we now give them round the clock heatpads which they love. They have been started on panacur and we are trying to feed them up with porridge etc but it just upsets their tummies :(

Brendan is also struggling, partly because he hates being on his own and partly because his chronic pneumonia has flared up. We were hoping to bond him to Mini Mouse this week as she is also very sad but this will have to be put on hold while we wait to see if he responds to meds.

Finally, Herman Bunster - we are very concern about his weight loss as is the vet. He is drinking over a bowl a day and his hutch is always soaking wet. We need to get a urine sample next week and when he has a follow up for his teeth ( he needs his peg teeth removing again) he will have blood tests taken.

I think that is about it, sorry for the epic post :oops:

I am still not up to full speed yet, it is going to take awhile so I apologise in advance that I am not going to attempt to catch up with threads or PMs for a bit longer.

weeble
31-10-2010, 10:09 AM
Liz Im so sorry you are having such a tough time, words cant really explain how amazing the work you do is. Is there anyone local who can help out?

Hugo's There
31-10-2010, 10:12 AM
Not really, no-one really knows we exist, except on here

We haven't even got anyone who can really help looking after us!

Nicola1
31-10-2010, 10:15 AM
I'm so sorry you've been having a hard time of it :cry: it isn't fair, you don't deserve it. I wish I was closer so I could help :(

susie bun
31-10-2010, 10:16 AM
It sounds as if all the bunnies are getting the usual 5 star treatment. Sorry about Fidget, and the news of the other poorly bunnies. Hope you and Steve are both fully recovered soon. I wish I lived a bit nearer and could have helped out. Take care.

Jack's-Jane
31-10-2010, 10:19 AM
So sorry to hear that you and Steve have been so ill :cry:

I did ask after you last week as I was concerned about you. I really hope that you will both feel stronger soon. Although I am sure that it will take some time.

Lots of vibes for all the Buns too. I can certainly empathise with how draining it can be caring for several seriously ill Rabbits xx

Hugo's There
31-10-2010, 10:25 AM
So sorry to hear that you and Steve have been so ill :cry:

I did ask after you last week as I was concerned about you. I really hope that you will both feel stronger soon. Although I am sure that it will take some time.

Lots of vibes for all the Buns too. I can certainly empathise with how draining it can be caring for several seriously ill Rabbits xx

Thank you, its nice to know someone noticed we had gone missing :lol: :wave:

Nikki26
31-10-2010, 10:31 AM
I am so sorry that you have had such a difficult time recently. Lots of vibes for all of your poorly buns and I am sorry to hear about Fidget.

I hope you and Steve soon feel much better. You have definitely been missed on the forum. x

Nicola1
31-10-2010, 10:37 AM
Thank you, its nice to know someone noticed we had gone missing :lol: :wave:

You have definitely been missed, lots of people noticed :D hope you and Steve are taking care of yourselves as much as you are the bunnies, you need 5 star treatment as well!!!

Hugo's There
31-10-2010, 10:40 AM
You have definitely been missed, lots of people noticed :D hope you and Steve are taking care of yourselves as much as you are the bunnies, you need 5 star treatment as well!!!

Ooh that would be nice :lol: But the bunnies had to come first, by the time we had sorted them we didn;t have time to look after ourselves, just collapsed in a heap on the sofa with a blanket!

helgalush
31-10-2010, 11:53 AM
gosh sorry you have had so much on Liz. Sorry for the loss of Fidget, sleep tight little one. Sending vibes for the poorly bunnies, and for you and Steve. x

LuceMarbles
31-10-2010, 12:02 PM
So wish we were closer geographically.......as always who cares for the carers?

Hope you recover your strengths soon.

hurricanhoney
31-10-2010, 02:52 PM
So sorry about Fidget and sending vibes for all the other poorly bunnies.

hellsdarkrose
31-10-2010, 02:57 PM
Sorry to hear of all your issues Liz. If you ever need anything and I can help you out please let me know.

Lynn's Bunny
31-10-2010, 04:15 PM
I"m so sorry everything has been so rough lately and it is so much harder when you are ill too. I hope you feel better soon and I hope for improvement to all your bunnies.

Take care..

Bluesmum
01-11-2010, 04:58 PM
Glad you're both feeling better...was worrying about you.
Being o far away sucks....I could have done with the break from Rosie :lol:
Fingers crossed everyone will feel better soon, are there any supplies you guys need at all?

Hugo's There
01-11-2010, 07:29 PM
Thanks Sam.

The only thing we are desperate for is newspapers at the moment. It is a real struggle to get enough :(

neenee
01-11-2010, 07:56 PM
You do a fantastic job, just thought id say that! Not many people could do what you do :) Can i just ask though do you get discount from your vets? Or do you just get by on donations? I cant imagine how much you spend on vet fees etc :(

Hugo's There
02-11-2010, 08:52 AM
You do a fantastic job, just thought id say that! Not many people could do what you do :) Can i just ask though do you get discount from your vets? Or do you just get by on donations? I cant imagine how much you spend on vet fees etc :(

No we don't get any discount from our vets :(

Our vet bills were 1000 - 1500 a month at one point, but we now seem to have got them down to 800 - 900 each month by reducing numbers a bit :)

BB Mommy
02-11-2010, 09:43 AM
Sorry your both feeling ill Liz. It must be even harder with so many poorly bunnies too:cry:

Wish I could do something more practical than just send get well wishes, but I hope you both start to feel better soon x

georgie_f
02-11-2010, 09:54 AM
I'm sorry you've had such a rubbish couple of weeks, Liz. :( Especially sorry to hear about Fidget and of course, little Mini - I hope she'll cheer up soon.

Bluesmum
02-11-2010, 10:29 AM
Thanks Sam.

The only thing we are desperate for is newspapers at the moment. It is a real struggle to get enough :(

It might be worth getting in touch with your local newspaper, I know that when I used to work in the petrol station they used to collect the unsold ones back. Not sure what they do with them but they might be willing to donate them. You could maybe try local businesses too, I know quite a few offices and stuff provide a daily paper in the staff room. Or maybe old peoples homes/hospitials?
You could maybe even put an ad in the paper asking for donations. You'd want to pick them up though so that people don;t know where you are.
We have LOADS and I'd send them up but it would cost a fortune...probably more than the papers in the first place.

Debster
02-11-2010, 11:22 AM
:( Really sorry to hear you lost Fidget, I love the photo of him in this year's calendar.

Lots of vibes for the other buns and hope you and Steve feel better soon.

Kipper
02-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Hope you get back to full health asap. Whereabouts in Beds are you? I live in Watford Herts & would be willing to help out in the future if you're both ill at the same time.
Thanks for giving me Guy Carter's name I took my Rosie to see im today. Do you still use him?

Hugo's There
02-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Hope you get back to full health asap. Whereabouts in Beds are you? I live in Watford Herts & would be willing to help out in the future if you're both ill at the same time.
Thanks for giving me Guy Carter's name I took my Rosie to see im today. Do you still use him?

No we don't use him, just knew he came highly recommended :)

We are between Dunstable and Milton Keynes :wave:

chelle
02-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Hi Liz! So sorry you & Steve havent been well...hugs & hope you feeling better soon xxx

So sorry about Fidget....Binky free little one xxxx