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Hugo's There
20-11-2010, 10:12 AM
.......Wesley has come over for his breakfast for the first time in over a week and seems to be putting a little more weight on his leg :) Could the acupuncture be working? :D:D:D

weeble
20-11-2010, 10:17 AM
Brilliant news. It is interesting if it is the acupuncture that is helping.

My OH has had it on his back a few times and thinks its great so no reason why it wouldnt help buns too

Hugo's There
20-11-2010, 10:19 AM
Brilliant news. It is interesting if it is the acupuncture that is helping.

My OH has had it on his back a few times and thinks its great so no reason why it wouldnt help buns too

I can't think it would be anything else, he has been deteriorating daily for around 10 days despite really high pain relief but he had his first acupuncture on Thursday and today he looks a bit better :)

weeble
20-11-2010, 10:27 AM
I can't think it would be anything else, he has been deteriorating daily for around 10 days despite really high pain relief but he had his first acupuncture on Thursday and today he looks a bit better :)

Thats really great and I imagine less stressful than a trip to the vets

KarenM
20-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Could the acupuncture be working? :D:D:D

I certainly hope so. :D:D:D That's great news.

Sky-O
20-11-2010, 10:49 AM
Woo!

angeleyes
20-11-2010, 11:11 AM
Thats great news Liz :D

susie bun
20-11-2010, 11:21 AM
That's a good start to the weekend! :wave:

WeeBarraxO
20-11-2010, 11:22 AM
Yayyy go Wesley :D:love:

Blackberry & Co
20-11-2010, 11:34 AM
Brilliant :D

Hugo's There
20-11-2010, 11:35 AM
Thats really great and I imagine less stressful than a trip to the vets

It is the vet that does it during a normal consult :wave:

Nicola1
20-11-2010, 11:35 AM
this is brilliant news :D so happy for you and Wesley

Bluesmum
20-11-2010, 02:59 PM
Huzzah!!
I'm so glad it's working! :D

funnybunnyabc
20-11-2010, 03:02 PM
Thats great news :) Wooo!

Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
20-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Fantastic news! :D

bunnymadhouse
20-11-2010, 03:16 PM
way to go wesley :D

Hugo's There
24-11-2010, 02:38 PM
Unfortunately Wesley started to deteriorate rapidly yesterday, we are doing our best to make him as comfortable as possible but his eyes look tired. I think he has had enough :(:(

If we can make sure he is Ok until Fridays appointment we will discuss options then, if not he will go in sooner :cry:

Blackberry & Co
24-11-2010, 02:39 PM
Sending comfort vibes for Wesley, and a hug for you xxx

Shellypops
24-11-2010, 02:39 PM
Unfortunately Wesley started to deteriorate rapidly yesterday, we are doing our best to make him as comfortable as possible but his eyes look tired. I think he has had enough :(:(

If we can make sure he is Ok until Fridays appointment we will discuss options then, if not he will go in sooner :cry:

Oh no!! Poor Wesley, he is one of my favs :cry:

susie bun
24-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Poor Wesley, and thinking of you too. :(

Hugo's There
24-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Sending comfort vibes for Wesley, and a hug for you xxx

I just sat with tears rolling down my face yesterday evening as he was sat in the middle of the lounge and I could see he is starting to give up. He is the very last Special boy and my last link to my gorgeous Elwood :cry::cry:

Shellypops
24-11-2010, 02:43 PM
I just sat with tears rolling down my face yesterday evening as he was sat in the middle of the lounge and I could see he is starting to give up. He is the very last Special boy and my last link to my gorgeous Elwood :cry::cry:

I remember phoning you about those baby buns when you were bonding Wesley who wasn't playing nice with the other buns... I have a major soft spot for him ... I am so sorry Liz I don't know what to say :cry:

weeble
24-11-2010, 02:54 PM
Unfortunately Wesley started to deteriorate rapidly yesterday, we are doing our best to make him as comfortable as possible but his eyes look tired. I think he has had enough :(:(

If we can make sure he is Ok until Fridays appointment we will discuss options then, if not he will go in sooner :cry:

So sorry Liz

KarenM
24-11-2010, 02:58 PM
I'm so sorry Liz, things sounded so promising earlier in the week too. :( I know you will make the right decision for Wesley, whatever that may be. Huge hugs. xxx

Debster
24-11-2010, 03:02 PM
I just sat with tears rolling down my face yesterday evening as he was sat in the middle of the lounge and I could see he is starting to give up. He is the very last Special boy and my last link to my gorgeous Elwood :cry::cry:

:cry:

Thinking of you all xx

bunnymadhouse
24-11-2010, 03:21 PM
oh no ...not wesley ... :( :( :(

Hugo's There
24-11-2010, 03:25 PM
I remember phoning you about those baby buns when you were bonding Wesley who wasn't playing nice with the other buns... I have a major soft spot for him ... I am so sorry Liz I don't know what to say :cry:

Ooh I remember that too. Can't remember the bunnies but remember the call.

Its probably a good job that bond didn;t work out in the end. But he is now happily bonded to Valerie :love:

Shellypops
24-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Ooh I remember that too. Can't remember the bunnies but remember the call.

Its probably a good job that bond didn;t work out in the end. But he is now happily bonded to Valerie :love:

I am sending lots of vibes for him and all the buns :love:

Hugo's There
26-11-2010, 12:30 PM
Wesley has had another session this morning. The vet was actually pleased that he made good progress the first few days and said it is normal for them to "crash" after a few days. So we will keep going and see what happens. I am just a little concerned about how much weight he is loosing while he is not eating properly :?

susie bun
26-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Sending nomming vibes for Wesley. Is it pain that is putting him off his food? Poor wee fellow.

Hugo's There
26-11-2010, 01:34 PM
Sending nomming vibes for Wesley. Is it pain that is putting him off his food? Poor wee fellow.

Yes it is the pain :(

Hugo's There
01-12-2010, 10:46 AM
Wesley has stayed really bright since his last acupuncture on Friday so he is off for another session today :) We may have to re mortgage the house :lol: but if it works we will continue for as long as needed :D

Bit worried about taking him out in the cold though as it is minus 5 at the moment and he has been in a room with 24 hour heating since saturday as the cold was affecting him so badly :?

susie bun
01-12-2010, 11:23 AM
Hope session 3 is beneficial, and that you manage to make him cosy in his carrier. :love:

BB Mommy
01-12-2010, 12:01 PM
It'll be amazing if the acupuncture works :D

Hope todays session goes well for him.

Does he have to sit still for long, or is it quite a quick session?

angeleyes
01-12-2010, 12:02 PM
Yay really pleased for Wesley I have my last session today until next year, not sure how I am going to cope as you really do lose the good feelings after a few days!

Hugo's There
01-12-2010, 12:07 PM
It'll be amazing if the acupuncture works :D

Hope todays session goes well for him.

Does he have to sit still for long, or is it quite a quick session?

Its 20 to 30 minutes. Apparently he sits there good as gold, even the receptionist went for a look and told me how good he was being :love: Its strange cause normally he is a right wiggler.

Its costing 70 ago but he is so worth it :D

Hugo's There
02-12-2010, 07:21 PM
Had to update this :D:D

wesley is the best I have seen him for a couple of months, its nothing short of a miracle :):)

I know the accupuncture wont fix him but it is giving him precious extra time. If he hadn't had these sessions he would have been pts by now for certain.

susie bun
02-12-2010, 07:27 PM
It's money very well spent then! :D Glad today went well for him.

BinkyBun
02-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Aww I'm glad Wesley is enjoying his sessions and feeling the benefit xx

KarenM
02-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Awwww, worth every penny to see him so well, I'm sure. :D:D:D Great news. :D

Nikki26
02-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Fantastic news! I am glad he is benefiting so much from the treatment. I hope he continues doing well. x

Bluesmum
03-12-2010, 09:39 AM
:D:D:D:D:D
I'm so glad he's feeling better :love:

prettylupin
03-12-2010, 11:11 AM
This is wonderful news and a real thumbs up for acupuncture i'm completely amazed at how helpful it is for him, great stuff! :D:D

Liz what is wrong with Wesley exactly? Is he just arthritic or is it more serious? I'm just very interested because I want to be aware of all options when pain relief can no longer manage the pain for Nino. :wave:

Hugo's There
03-12-2010, 12:07 PM
No he doesn't have arthritis, he is only 11 months old and was born with a splay leg. X-rays showed he only has half a hip ball and there is other boney growth where there shouldn;t be.

As with all these types of deformities it has become more severe as he has grown and it has to carry more weight. He is now at the stage where his pelvis is twisting and his other back leg is twisting to balance and compensate. This is the end stage for splay leg rabbits so I know the acupuncture is not going to fix him just give him a bit extra. We were really hoping he would make 18 month like our other splay leg buns in the past.

Wesley was first out for breakfast this morning :) makes a change from a few weeks back when I had to tempt him to eat in his bed.

I know acupuncture can have a fantastic affect on arthritis too :wave:

ETA Wesley is still on a really high dose of metacam at the moment

Hugo's There
03-12-2010, 12:26 PM
This is the most recent picture of him taken a few days ago, you can see how badly splayed it is now

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PB271287.jpg

And one of him with Valerie, its so nice to see them out together now, rather than Wesley just lying under the chair by the radiator, not moving

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PB271286.jpg

susie bun
03-12-2010, 12:29 PM
Poor Wesley. :( He does look bright though, and rather proud of his very attractive wifebun. :love:

dizzyg
03-12-2010, 12:31 PM
awww...my heart just broke a little seeing his little leg!:cry:

Glad he's doing better, and clearly, his disability does not hinder him when it comes to the ladybuns!

:p

Debster
03-12-2010, 12:42 PM
That's great news! That photo - such a sweetie :love: I hope the acupuncture continues to work well for a long time xx

prettylupin
03-12-2010, 12:42 PM
Thank you Liz.

Poor Wesley, his leg looks awful, but it's great it's not getting him down too much at the moment and he looks very happy this morning. :love:

clarebear
03-12-2010, 12:57 PM
I think I have fallen in love with Wesley :love: He is gorgeous. So pleased that he is feeling better. Give him a nose rub from me and Bramble xx

Hugo's There
04-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Thank you Liz.

Poor Wesley, his leg looks awful, but it's great it's not getting him down too much at the moment and he looks very happy this morning. :love:

I took some closer pictures of his leg today in case you were interested. It sticks out completely flat to the ground so that his hip joint is on the floor.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041299.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041300.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041301.jpg

And one of his little face after the indignity of showing his bits off!

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041302.jpg

abi2047
04-12-2010, 05:54 PM
:love: He's gorgeous!! :love:

KarenM
04-12-2010, 06:03 PM
And one of his little face after the indignity of showing his bits off!

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041302.jpg

Don't worry Wesley, I shut my eyes when I got to the photo of your bits. ;)

It's wonderful to hear he's doing so well after the acupuncture. :love:

prettylupin
04-12-2010, 06:08 PM
I took some closer pictures of his leg today in case you were interested. It sticks out completely flat to the ground so that his hip joint is on the floor.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041299.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041300.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041301.jpg

And one of his little face after the indignity of showing his bits off!

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC041302.jpg

I'm very interested thank you :):wave:

And what a brave little bunny. He seems to cope very well doesn't he with such an awkwardly angled joint. So pleased the acupuncture is paying off, very positive for his future. :D

He doesn't look overly impressed with such an invasion of his privates though! :lol::lol:

susie bun
04-12-2010, 06:35 PM
Poor Wesley, that is a very disapproving expression. :lol: How much is movement limited by the disability?

Hugo's There
04-12-2010, 07:20 PM
He used to be able to binky but doesn't any more. He can still weight bear on it and get around Ok most of the time. But there are times when he puts no weight on it at all. He can go pretty fast when its time to go back to his cage, but generally chooses to be less active than most "normal" bunnies.

Hugo's There
04-12-2010, 07:38 PM
OMG just went in the lounge and found wesley up on the sofa. He hasn't been able to do that in months :shock:

I can;t tell you how happy I am :D:D:D

susie bun
04-12-2010, 08:46 PM
OMG just went in the lounge and found wesley up on the sofa. He hasn't been able to do that in months :shock:

I can;t tell you how happy I am :D:D:D

Wow! :D I think I remember you reporting the first time he jumped on the sofa. :love:

dizzyg
04-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Yay!:love:

Hugo's There
04-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Wow! :D I think I remember you reporting the first time he jumped on the sofa. :love:

Looking back, that was in April. I don;t think he has been on the sofa since we lost Elwood and Eddie :?

TeflonsShadow
04-12-2010, 09:49 PM
Awww, hes so handsome! :love:

BinkyBun
04-12-2010, 10:53 PM
Awww

KarenM
04-12-2010, 10:55 PM
OMG just went in the lounge and found wesley up on the sofa. He hasn't been able to do that in months :shock:

I can;t tell you how happy I am :D:D:D

Yay.... but did he wee on it too? :lol::lol:

Bluesmum
04-12-2010, 11:04 PM
OMG just went in the lounge and found wesley up on the sofa. He hasn't been able to do that in months :shock:

I can;t tell you how happy I am :D:D:D

:D:D:D:D:D
I just squeeled and got all excited...J has friends round :oops:

BB Mommy
04-12-2010, 11:25 PM
How brilliant:D:D:D

Hugo's There
05-12-2010, 10:12 AM
Yay.... but did he wee on it too? :lol::lol:

He did, just a little bit and 2 poos :lol:

KarenM
05-12-2010, 11:06 AM
He did, just a little bit and 2 poos :lol:

:lol::lol: Good boy Wesley!! :lol:

clarebear
05-12-2010, 12:02 PM
Well done Wesley! :love:

Dee Jay
06-12-2010, 12:20 AM
Great news, Wesley's quickly became my favourite after looking over your site this weekend :)

Hugo's There
06-12-2010, 11:44 AM
Great news, Wesley's quickly became my favourite after looking over your site this weekend :)

Aaawww thank you :)

Wesley is back up for another session already, as the vet is on holiday next week. It seems like he will need weekly sessions from now on, rather than cutting them down as his condition is so severe. But I did find out we are only being charged 40 a session, so that helps :)

Even Steve commented yesterday at how much better he is, he's like the old Wesley we used to know :love:

bunnymadhouse
06-12-2010, 11:47 AM
yaaay ..well done Wesley :love:

Hugo's There
14-01-2011, 08:10 PM
I thought this deserved another update.

Wesley is simply the most amazing bunny ever :love:

we have managed to reduce his metacam down from 0.4ml x 2 daily to 0.1ml 2 x daily. I am just trying to find the guts to take him off it all together :oops:

On top of that he hasn;t even needed any acupuncture for the last couple of weeks :D:D

I know I have said it before but I don't know how else to describe it. It is a complete miracle. He is hoping about with so much energy, and has now reached his 1st birthday :D

Add to that, that he is a very handsome boy which makes me a very lucky bunny mummy :love::love:
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/PC211401.jpg

susie bun
14-01-2011, 08:17 PM
Oh goodness, he is handsome indeed ... and I think at one point you feared he might not make his 1st birthday. :love::love::love:

KarenM
14-01-2011, 08:18 PM
Awwww, that's wonderful news and I'm so pleased for Wesley. :love:

Hugo's There
14-01-2011, 08:18 PM
Oh goodness, he is handsome indeed ... and I think at one point you feared he might not make his 1st birthday. :love::love::love:

Before the acupuncture we didn;t think he would make it to the end of the week. He was in so much pain he wouldn't move or eat even on really high levels of metacam:(

halfpenny
14-01-2011, 08:24 PM
Acupuncture is great, our vet does the first one or two session once a fortnight and then extends it to 4-5 weeks. I was speaking to one lady whose dog took the 4th session before she saw any improvement and she is delighted with her dog now, and Deli has taken til her 4th session before I'd say she was showing a benefit. I'm glad its helping, our vet who does the acupunture suffers from sponylosis himself and has felt the benefits of acupuncture which makes me even more inclined to accept it helps.

BinkyBun
14-01-2011, 08:24 PM
Awww Wesley is a very gorgeous brave bunny wabbit. So glad he is improving so well xxxxxxxxxxxxx:love::love:

Nikki26
14-01-2011, 08:41 PM
I am so pleased that Wesley is doing so well. That picture is gorgeous!! x

Elena
14-01-2011, 08:48 PM
So pleased for you and Wesley!!

giantbunnymummy
14-01-2011, 09:02 PM
That's wonderful news :D Wesley is looking gorgeous :love:

Hanlou
14-01-2011, 10:14 PM
Awwww!!! :love:

He's so gorgeous and such a fighter obviously, bless him! It's nice to see such a happy update after the sad threads we've had on here the past few days.

Well done with him Liz - he is a little stunner isn't he xxx :love:

bunnymadhouse
14-01-2011, 11:17 PM
:love::love::love:

sending cyber nose rubs and cuddles for a little star .. :D