View Full Version : Esme is in stasis again..... obstruction :( U/D P 25 improvement. HOME!

Bunny Buddy
29-06-2011, 11:24 AM
It's less than three months since her last episode, poor girl:cry::cry:

She was bright and lively at 11.30pm and eating well, at 6.00 am she was not eating and in obvious discomfort. The sad thing is I don't leave them for that length of time during the day so I don't know how long she had been in pain for :cry::cry::cry:

I've taken her the 1 hour (long detour because of roadworks) trip to Harcourt-Browns where she was admitted for x-ray, blood glucose testing and whatever else is necessary. I felt a bit panicked when the vet said her abdomen felt hard but she's been there over 2 hours and I've not had a phone call so I've trying to calm down and hope it's 'only' belly ache. bEssie-Boo was also really calm/quiet when examined by the vet which scared the hell out of me but she gave about 12 big thumps when put in the carrier which reassured me somewhat.

Any get well vibes for lovely Essie?

29-06-2011, 11:38 AM
Lots of vibes from me, Tink and Jasper

29-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Vibes for little Esme. And calming vibes for you too.

Captain Helen
29-06-2011, 11:53 AM
Don't panic, she's at the best place possible. :) FHB will sort it out. Sending lots of vibes for Esme xx

29-06-2011, 11:58 AM
hope your tum feels better soon esme xxx

29-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Oh poor Esme.
Massive vibes from me and Pie
Pie says "I feel your pain Esme, I hopes you can get betters soon!"

29-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Poor Esme, lots of vibes for her, hope she recovers quickly. Keep us updated xx

Bunny Buddy
29-06-2011, 12:04 PM
Thanks so much everybody :love::love::love:

If I haven't heard anything by 3pm I have to ring for an update.

29-06-2011, 12:43 PM
Poor Esme. :( Sending lots of vibes and hoping for good news later. xxx

29-06-2011, 01:01 PM
Aww poor girl :( lots of vibes for Esme xx

29-06-2011, 01:03 PM
She's in the very best hands. Hope she feels better soon x

Bunny Buddy
29-06-2011, 01:29 PM
Thank you so much everyone.

I'm just about to go to work, my phone hasn't rung so no news is good news hopefully.

29-06-2011, 01:32 PM
Sending tons of vibes for Esme. xxxxx

I hope she feels better soon. xx

29-06-2011, 01:33 PM
I hope Esme will soon feel much better xx

29-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Oh no poor Esme :( sending tons of vibes xxx

Bunny Buddy
29-06-2011, 03:35 PM
It was/is an obstruction.
glucose was 18, now getting lower

surgery still a vague possibility

going for second x-ray.

*quick update as at work*

~Still needs vibes#

29-06-2011, 03:41 PM
I'm sorry it's not better news. I hope they can turn her around in the right direction.

29-06-2011, 03:52 PM
Sending lots of vibes for Esme x

I know how you feel, my Herman's digestive system is rubbish and we're constantly on a knife edge waiting for the next episode

29-06-2011, 03:55 PM
Oh no. :( I'm hoping it's not too serious and they can get things moving along. :(

29-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Oh no, poor Esme :( Loads of vibes for her xx

29-06-2011, 04:00 PM
Oh dear :cry:

At least you know that you have one of the best Rabbit Vets treating her

Millions more vibes xx

29-06-2011, 04:05 PM
Oh no. :(

I'm hoping the vet can get things moving along.

Sending a ton more vibes. xxxxx

29-06-2011, 04:34 PM
lots of vibes from our gang

Captain Helen
29-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Oh no :( Sending lots more vibes xx

Bunny Buddy
29-06-2011, 07:30 PM

Thank you all sooo much for the vibes :D

The blood glucose test that Esme had somewhere between 3 and 4pm was 10, massively better than the previous one. Artie had a reading of 9 just from routine vet trip (ie the stress of car travel, being pulled about etc) so 10 is excellent in the circumstances. I don't know how many they took but it had been 'coming down' since the first one. I've just looked back on previous threads and Little Dot's glucose reading before she had surgery was 18.6 so only 0.6 above Esme's reading today :(

Follow up x-rays showed that there was no sign of the obstruction, it had moved along, dispersed, whatever obstructions do when surgery isn't needed. So, they were preparing to syringe feed her by then as it was safe and essential to get some food into her. Esme has extra issues of liver damage if she doesn't eat for a long time because of being overweight and risk of fatty liver so there would be a fine balancing act to deal with the main issue and then prevent liver damage if possible as well. I don't know how long she went without food but could in theory be about 16 hours. I'm going to cut pellets out completely when she gets home (she only gets a few) but I seriously need to tackle her issue of being overweight as it puts her at greater risk when she goes into stasis.

Thanks for the vibes, it's a lonely road with a sick bunny without them.

29-06-2011, 08:06 PM
Sending vibes for a further improvement.

Bunny Buddy
29-06-2011, 10:15 PM
Thank you :D

29-06-2011, 11:18 PM
Sending some vibes for Esme. I know its such a worry. x

30-06-2011, 11:06 AM
Hope Esme is better this morning and she can come home soon - sending more vibes!!x

30-06-2011, 11:42 AM
Sorry I missed this before. Glad that Esme is doing better and sending vibes for her recovery.

Bunny Buddy
30-06-2011, 11:46 AM
Hope Esme is better this morning and she can come home soon - sending more vibes!!x

Thank you. She's coming home today :D

I've just had a long telephone conversation with Frances, Esme was incredibly close to having surgery yesterday :cry::cry: I handed her over in the consultation to Allison, who did Little Dot's surgery last October. I kind of picked up from Allison that she thought Esme was more serious than most I've handed over though she didn't actually say she thought she would be having surgery she was fully expecting her to be a surgery case from how she presented.

Esme's blood glucose was actually 18.6 - exactly the same at Dot's was. The only difference being that Esme arrived early morning so they had time to sit and watch instead of having to make a decision more quickly. Esme also had some feistiness about her whereas Dot didnt. At blood glucose of 20 she would have been having surgery. She improved as the day went on though apparently Frances was still worried that she might make a turn for the worst, luckily all the studies/research with the blood glucose paid dividends and having gone down the reading didn't go back up and Esme has eaten well overnight. The fact that she was thumping yesterday morning was a sign to them also that she wasn't ready to give up :love::love:

I've come incredibly close to losing my Esme, I can't wait to give her a big cuddle. I'm collecting her after work.

Fanks for the vibes.

30-06-2011, 11:49 AM
Hope carries on getting better and she is home soon x

30-06-2011, 12:03 PM
Poor esme. Glad she's improved so much-hope she's all better soon x

30-06-2011, 12:08 PM
:wave: I am glad she didn't need surgery and is feeling much better! :love:

30-06-2011, 12:14 PM
Eeeek, scary stuff. I'm so glad surgery was avoided though and that Esme can come home.... give her a huge snuggle from her auntie Karen xx :love::love:

Bunny Buddy
30-06-2011, 12:21 PM
Thanks everyone. I will give her an extra cuddle from her Auntie Karen :D

30-06-2011, 01:57 PM
Sorry to hear one of your bunnies has been unwell. You don't seem to have much luck, despite them having the best possible care and love.:wave:

30-06-2011, 08:35 PM
how is she? xx

30-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Phew, so glad that she has recovered :D

30-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Is she home and did she enjoy my snuggle? :love::lol::lol:

30-06-2011, 08:45 PM
I'm glad Esme is doing better. xxxxxx

Bunny Buddy
01-07-2011, 10:35 AM
Thanks so much everyone.

I got back home with her mid evening but I'm massively behind workwise, so I didn't have time to post.

Esme looked stressed on the very long journey back but she started nibbling hay within seconds of getting out of the carrier :love::love: She's not eating cabbage and pellets as fast as normal (which is no doubt a good thing!) but she's eating loads of hay and stripped some raspberry leaves like a true professional :lol::lol: She's pleased to be home and thanks her Auntie Karen for the snuggle :D