View Full Version : Ruby :( needs stitches; advice needed please..

Sparkle x
30-12-2010, 07:44 PM
came home from stables this afternoon to find Rubys face covered in blood and her eye closed, got her in carrier and her top and bottom eye lid has been cut off..

rung Vets and took her in, she said it looks like a bite and Ruby will need stitches, she gave her two injections tonight and some eye cream and shes got to go back in morning to be put under to see if they can try stitch it back together or something :cry:

shes eating in a crate in the shed, away from Ben :(

vet said they might of been chasing and hes caught it or something :?

having the week from hell :censored:

30-12-2010, 07:46 PM
Oh no:cry::cry::cry:
Big hugs to you and Ruby xxx

30-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Oh no :(

Lots of vibes for Ruby x

30-12-2010, 08:01 PM
:cry: Paws crossed for a smooth recovery xx

30-12-2010, 08:05 PM
Fingers and paws crossed for bunny xx

30-12-2010, 08:06 PM
Awww no hun :( Sending loads of vibes for Ruby xx

30-12-2010, 08:10 PM
Oh no :(.

Hope tomorrow goes OK for her.

30-12-2010, 09:11 PM
get well soon ruby x

30-12-2010, 11:00 PM
Oh no poor Ruby :cry: Hope she'll be ok Nat & that your week improves xxx

30-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Sending lots of vibes for Ruby.

30-12-2010, 11:08 PM
Vibes for Ruby xxxx

Sparkle x
31-12-2010, 02:42 AM
thanks everyone, i am worried sick, left her a heatpad in for tonight, shes happily eating, been touching my eye lid all night, i hope the Vet can do something for her :cry:

31-12-2010, 02:58 AM
oh no! So sorry - thats aweful for her & ben!:(

Vibes for you & Ruby and hope she is ok & Ben & her can be friends again....xxx

Sparkle x
31-12-2010, 03:11 AM
oh no! So sorry - thats aweful for her & ben!:(

Vibes for you & Ruby and hope she is ok & Ben & her can be friends again....xxx

i know, i do too, there separate for now and will see how tomorrow goes. we dont know for definate if Ben caused it, but i cant see how else it could of happened.

they do chase sometimes, but nothing like this, plus an injury like this i would of expected lots of fur in the hutch, but there was nothing at all :?

31-12-2010, 10:31 AM
Hope Ruby's op goes ok today Nat, I'll be thinking of her xxx

31-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Sending lots of Get Well soon wishes to Ruby xxx

31-12-2010, 10:44 AM
poor Ruby!! wishing her well xxx

31-12-2010, 10:54 AM
loads of vibes for Ruby's op today xxxxxx

Sparkle x
31-12-2010, 03:24 PM
Rubys op went ok, she's fine and has eaten, collecting her at 3 will know more then xx

31-12-2010, 03:25 PM
sorry to hear that sweety xx

31-12-2010, 03:31 PM
Glad to hear Ruby's op went well, sounds very painful for her though xx

31-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Glad the op went well.

Sending loads of healing vibes.

31-12-2010, 03:44 PM
Glad Ruby's op went well - hope she's home soon & feeling better xxx

Sparkle x
31-12-2010, 05:56 PM
Rubys home, the vets done a great job, its very neat.
She's had painkillers and back in to get it checked Tuesday, got to use eye cream twice a day.
Very sleepy but happily munching awayy..

31-12-2010, 06:14 PM
What an awful thing to happen but so glad the op went well and she's doing ok. Give her gentle nose rubs from me.

31-12-2010, 07:13 PM
Glad the op went well hun. Been thinking of Ruby today. Give her a kiss from us xx

31-12-2010, 07:15 PM
Bless her Nat - glad things went ok for her, give her a big snuggle from me xxx

31-12-2010, 07:17 PM
Glad it all went well

Lots of noserubs for Ruby x

Sparkle x
01-01-2011, 09:53 PM
I kept ben and ruby separate before and after the operation, but they could still see each other.

I tried them together today and ruby kept jumping away from ben, this then resulted in them chasing and ruby looking really scared.

They are still separate today, but can still see and sniff etc

Is there bond broken, or should I give it a try again in a few days?


01-01-2011, 10:56 PM
I've only just seen this, poor Ruby. :( I'm glad the op went well though. :)

I don't know if it's the right thing to do but I would be inclined to keep them side by side for a while longer before trying them together again; whatever happened has probably frightened Ruby and she might just need some time to forget it a little and regain her courage.

01-01-2011, 10:59 PM
I would keep them side by side for at least a week before trying them again, it gives Ruby time to start to heal a little. I think you've got to take it slowly :( Sending lots more vibes for little Ruby xx

02-01-2011, 01:58 AM
give her time to heal and get better...then very slowly let them sniff through bars...and it will be a case usually of rebonding.

merlin and bertie went straight back to each other...but because merlin had been hospitalised for a week...bluebell decided he wasnt welcome. hes still penned off. bertie sometimes comes up onto the settee and gets a cuddle with merlin...they still love each other...but bluebells a right moo...wont share bertie...not even with the cats!! but i think its because of the grief.

i hope things work out eventually..if not...dont push it...sometimes they do it by themselves..ive had this happen..unbonded buns eventually deciding they need each other back...saldy ive also had it happen and the one bun wouldnt go back....

i really really hope things can return to normal....is the other bun ok..maqybe a dnetal or underlying healht problem caused anger to be released and poor ruby bore the brunt of it. i had that happen with bif when she was alive and bonded to bertie..shed attack him chase him bite his eyes all sorts but laso snuggle and sleep and wash him..but she would attack more if she had dental issues or tummy ache which she was prone to both.or she got scared.