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helennnnnn
09-01-2012, 09:21 PM
from going round and round in circles with Hopscotch. Every time I think he's getting a bit better we just go backwards again :cry: Managed about 5 weeks with no visits to the vet before Christmas. Went last Tuesday and now going again this Thursday :cry: I feel awful for my poor little man. Why can't we just get him better and be done with it?! :evil:

obsessedwithanimals
09-01-2012, 09:31 PM
from going round and round in circles with Hopscotch. Every time I think he's getting a bit better we just go backwards again :cry: Managed about 5 weeks with no visits to the vet before Christmas. Went last Tuesday and now going again this Thursday :cry: I feel awful for my poor little man. Why can't we just get him better and be done with it?! :evil:

I'm sending of a few vibes to you and Hopscotch right now!

Jenova
09-01-2012, 09:35 PM
Poor boy I know how you feel there. :(

helennnnnn
13-01-2012, 03:32 PM
I'm sending of a few vibes to you and Hopscotch right now!

Thank you!


Poor boy I know how you feel there. :(

It feels like 8 months later and we don't seem to be getting anywhere :( why is he so awkward?! :roll:

GrahamL
13-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Hugs Helennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn *unhappy smiley face*

Big vibes for Hopscotch! Poor little man *unhappy smiley face*

yaretzi
13-01-2012, 05:12 PM
It feels like 8 months later and we don't seem to be getting anywhere :( why is he so awkward?! :roll:

It's just unfortunate that the abcess is where it is :( I've been doing lots of research and really the only way to get rid of an abcess is removal, but the vet says he can't do that?

Captain Helen
14-01-2012, 10:24 AM
It must be so frustrating and upsetting :cry: I hope the vet can find a way to help Hopscotch. Sending vibes for him and hugs for you xx

helennnnnn
14-01-2012, 11:45 AM
Hugs Helennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn *unhappy smiley face*

Big vibes for Hopscotch! Poor little man *unhappy smiley face*

Haha thanks Graham, I think you should totally keep typing emoticons out even though they are back now!


It's just unfortunate that the abcess is where it is :( I've been doing lots of research and really the only way to get rid of an abcess is removal, but the vet says he can't do that?

He didn't say he can't do it, but he doesn't want to do it! We were all booked in for surgery a few months ago but he changed his mind after x-rays showed that it had gotten smaller since the previous x-rays. I think it's just working out whether it is worth the risk, especially when it seemed to be getting better (although slowly!)


It must be so frustrating and upsetting :cry: I hope the vet can find a way to help Hopscotch. Sending vibes for him and hugs for you xx

Thank you :)

one of the family
14-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Just to let you know that I am thinking about Hopscotch and you and sending all positive vibes xx

Ruth x

Rabbitfantothemax
14-01-2012, 07:35 PM
I don't know it's not your fault some bunnies do get poorly easier than others i suppose

helennnnnn
15-01-2012, 10:50 PM
Just to let you know that I am thinking about Hopscotch and you and sending all positive vibes xx

Ruth x

Thank you :)


I don't know it's not your fault some bunnies do get poorly easier than others i suppose

I know it's not anyone's fault but that doesn't make it easier sadly :(



I haven't been home this weekend but Mum tells me that he's been sneezing all weekend and I've noticed it in the few hours I've been home :cry: Need to phone vet to update him tomorrow anyway so will see what he wants to do with him next......

susie bun
15-01-2012, 10:52 PM
Sending vibes for your gorgeous little fellow. xxx

helennnnnn
16-01-2012, 07:06 PM
Back to the vet on Thursday for x-rays and more nose-prodding! :( Poor boy. He's going to hate me soon :shock:


Sending vibes for your gorgeous little fellow. xxx

Thank you :)

helennnnnn
19-01-2012, 08:18 PM
X-rays have confirmed decision to operate on the abscess up his nose on Tuesday :( Dropping him off in the morning and he'll be staying in until Wednesday :( We really thought it was healing before Christmas :(

Tatihou
19-01-2012, 08:40 PM
Poor little soul. I love Hopscotch. He just has style and attitude in those pics. :love: Wishing you both all the best for a successful outcome.

yaretzi
19-01-2012, 09:56 PM
X-rays have confirmed decision to operate on the abscess up his nose on Tuesday :( Dropping him off in the morning and he'll be staying in until Wednesday :( We really thought it was healing before Christmas :(

I have everything crossed that it goes as well as possible. I don't think people realise how much Hopscotch and yourself have had to go through - just coz you don't post a tonne of threads about it. Poor Hopscotch has had to have so many nose flushes and vets visits, and he's only not long been well enough to be vaccinated and neutered. Not to mention the enormous vets bills you've paid out for him, which I'm sure a lot of bunny owners wouldn't.

Hopscotch is a very lucky bunny for having such a lovely mommy who looks after him well :love:

Hopscotch has all the good luck vibes in the world from Nena, Tapla, me and mommy yaretzi :thumb:

Barn Yard Bunnies
19-01-2012, 11:09 PM
:cry: Oh your poor boy. Mega vibes for the op. xxx

one of the family
20-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Really hope that the little man makes a full recovery.

Sending all positive vibes xx

susie bun
20-01-2012, 09:02 AM
Loads of vibes for Hopscotch and his anxious Mummy. xxx

chul
20-01-2012, 09:19 AM
Good luck for Hopscotch!!

missFloppyears
20-01-2012, 09:33 AM
Oh no! :( big vibes to hopscotch! :(

helennnnnn
20-01-2012, 12:42 PM
Thanks everyone :love: I'm trying not to worry/think about it at the moment! I just hope he gets through it all okay and it solves the problem once and for all!


I have everything crossed that it goes as well as possible. I don't think people realise how much Hopscotch and yourself have had to go through - just coz you don't post a tonne of threads about it. Poor Hopscotch has had to have so many nose flushes and vets visits, and he's only not long been well enough to be vaccinated and neutered. Not to mention the enormous vets bills you've paid out for him, which I'm sure a lot of bunny owners wouldn't.

Hopscotch is a very lucky bunny for having such a lovely mommy who looks after him well :love:

Hopscotch has all the good luck vibes in the world from Nena, Tapla, me and mommy yaretzi :thumb:

:oops: Well you gotta do what you gotta do! I dread to think what would have happened if he'd been bought by someone who just stuck him in a hutch at the bottom of the garden :(

chul
20-01-2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks everyone :love: I'm trying not to worry/think about it at the moment! I just hope he gets through it all okay and it solves the problem once and for all!



:oops: Well you gotta do what you gotta do! I dread to think what would have happened if he'd been bought by someone who just stuck him in a hutch at the bottom of the garden :(

:( Exactly. He has a fab home and fingers crossed he gets all fixed x

Alibunmum
20-01-2012, 01:40 PM
I hope that the op will make a big difference to him. Poor boy and poor you worrying about him.

dizzyg
20-01-2012, 01:42 PM
I didn't realise he was so poorly. :(

Get well soon cheeky little man!

xxx

Captain Helen
20-01-2012, 06:58 PM
I really hope the op helps. Sending lots of vibes for Hopscotch xx

helennnnnn
24-01-2012, 08:46 AM
Just got back from dropping Hopscotch with vet :cry:

weedug
24-01-2012, 09:15 AM
Sending loads of vibes for Hopscotch x

gwaterhouse
24-01-2012, 09:24 AM
Hope he's okay smells :cry:

Poor little Opsot.

GrahamL
24-01-2012, 09:26 AM
Sending bucket loads of vibes for Hopscotch :wave:

You can do this little man! Keep your chin up Helennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :) *hug*

helennnnnn
24-01-2012, 09:26 AM
He said he'll shave the side of his face and then cut him open, and go through the bone to get to the abscess :cry:

dizzyg
24-01-2012, 09:31 AM
Poor Hopscotch and poor you!!

Hugs for you and millions of vibes for your lovely boy.

xxx

Captain Helen
24-01-2012, 09:36 AM
I hope the op goes well. Sending lots more vibes for Hopscotch xx

gwaterhouse
24-01-2012, 09:39 AM
He said he'll shave the side of his face and then cut him open, and go through the bone to get to the abscess :cry:

:cry:

the vet knows what he's doing, i'm sure he'll be fine. :)

chul
24-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Loads of vibes for Hopscotch, and thinking of you Helen x

Elena
24-01-2012, 09:48 AM
Poor Hopscotch. Hope the op goes well. Xx

susie bun
24-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Thinking of you both. I'll be at work afternoon and evening today, but will check when I get home for an update. xxx

helennnnnn
24-01-2012, 10:37 AM
Thank you :( I am to ring at 4pm if I haven't heard anything by then.

Jaysmonkey
24-01-2012, 11:59 AM
Oh no, sending a million vibes xxxx

helennnnnn
24-01-2012, 01:20 PM
Not heard anything yet... think I'm going crazy, can't concentrate on anything and got a meeting to go to at 2pm! Argh.

biscandmatt1
24-01-2012, 01:24 PM
hope everything goes well. i will be thinking of hopscotch and you. x

chul
24-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Any news Helen?

yaretzi
24-01-2012, 07:23 PM
It's sad that there hasn't been much support for Helen and Hopscotch today :( Hopscotch has had a major operation...

Alibunmum
24-01-2012, 07:26 PM
I hope that the op has gone ok and you have him home.

helennnnnn
24-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Sorry couldn't get on again at work and fell asleep on sofa after dinner :oops:

He is ok. Vet said he has a big hole in his face :cry: but he's got the abscess out. He's staying in tonight, minimum, so he can keep an eye on him and make sure he's eating etc. and asked me to ring late morning tomorrow to get an update.

Very strange having an evening at home without him hopping about :(

weedug
24-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Glad to hear the op went ok.

Am sending lots of vibes for him xx

Pebblesetc
24-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Sorry I haven't caught up with this today. Been thinking of you and Hopscotch all day, hoping for a good outcome.
Fingers crossed he can come home soon!
Lots of hugs for you Helen xoxoxo

yaretzi
24-01-2012, 07:39 PM
Sorry couldn't get on again at work and fell asleep on sofa after dinner :oops:

He is ok. Vet said he has a big hole in his face :cry: but he's got the abscess out. He's staying in tonight, minimum, so he can keep an eye on him and make sure he's eating etc. and asked me to ring late morning tomorrow to get an update.

Very strange having an evening at home without him hopping about :(

The hole probably won't be as big as you're imagining. Hopefully it'll heal over quickly and well and hopefully you shouldn't notice it in a month or so! Hope he comes back tomorrow, poor baby.

chul
24-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Sorry couldn't get on again at work and fell asleep on sofa after dinner :oops:

He is ok. Vet said he has a big hole in his face :cry: but he's got the abscess out. He's staying in tonight, minimum, so he can keep an eye on him and make sure he's eating etc. and asked me to ring late morning tomorrow to get an update.

Very strange having an evening at home without him hopping about :(

He's in the best place. Lots of vibes for his recovery, and I hope you are ok without him. I remember being bunny-less when Bunsk was kept in overnight. *hugs*

Alibunmum
24-01-2012, 08:06 PM
I am glad it has gone well, it must be odd without him!

Tatihou
24-01-2012, 08:13 PM
He is ok. Vet said he has a big hole in his face :cry: but he's got the abscess out. Yea! :thumb: I love Hopscotch and am really pleased for you (both!) that it's gone well. I will now be watching for an update tomorrow.

Edited to add:
It's sad that there hasn't been much support for Helen and Hopscotch today :( I'm probably not alone in forgetting what the Feeling dizzy... thread was about. :oops:
I'd have been in here every five minutes if I'd remembered earlier that it was Hopscotch-related. :love:

Tinsel
24-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Sending millions of vibes for Hopscotch...

one of the family
24-01-2012, 08:30 PM
Just home from work - pleased to see the abscess is out!!

Hope he gets well soon - he really is a handsome boy xx

Thinking of you both

Ruth x

helennnnnn
24-01-2012, 09:31 PM
Thank you everyone. His room looks so empty! :( He is normally out in my room and busy digging up my carpet about now :roll: Not heard anything from the vet so that's good! Fingers crossed for no phone calls tonight/early morning...




Edited to add:I'm probably not alone in forgetting what the Feeling dizzy... thread was about. :oops:
I'd have been in here every five minutes if I'd remembered earlier that it was Hopscotch-related. :love:

Yeah the thread kinda went from confused frustration to sudden imminent chopping :shock: Didn't want to start a new thread and didn't want to confuse by totally changing the original thread title :lol:

biscandmatt1
24-01-2012, 09:36 PM
pleased the abscess is out. lots more vibes xxx

susie bun
24-01-2012, 10:51 PM
So pleased the abcess is out, and sending lots of recovery vibes to dear little Hopscotch. xxx

dizzyg
25-01-2012, 09:35 AM
Hope your little man is feeling better today!

I think he's been incredibly brave and needs lots of treats! ;)

Alibunmum
25-01-2012, 09:46 AM
Hope he is home safe today!

weedug
25-01-2012, 10:16 AM
How is Hopscotch doing this morning?

chul
25-01-2012, 10:39 AM
How is he today?

helennnnnn
25-01-2012, 12:17 PM
The vet rang me at about 10am (giving me a mild heart attack, considering he asked me to ring him at about 11.30, so I suddenly panicked because he was calling me!)

He said that he is fine, he seems bright and he's been eating etc. He's going to keep him again tonight :( to keep an eye on him and make sure he continues to be ok before sending him home with me!

So I am to ring again tomorrow morning for another update and I have my fingers crossed that he'll say he can come home for nose rubs and lots of strokes!! :love:

I have just been to get some food and come back to this on my desk... :)

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/dd3f1528.jpg

Jaysmonkey
25-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Aww bless, good news and how sweet of someone! xx

chul
25-01-2012, 12:22 PM
Oh how sweet :love:

Elena
25-01-2012, 12:24 PM
Aw that's lovely! Glad Hopscotch is doing well :thumb:

susie bun
25-01-2012, 12:26 PM
So pleased he is doing OK, your vet sounds really good. The toy bunny is a lovely gesture. xxx

Alibunmum
25-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Aww, you must be disappointed but at least the vet its being careful with your boy! What a lovely thought of someone to give you a stand in!

weedug
25-01-2012, 12:30 PM
So glad the wee guy is doing OK.

And how lovely that someone got you a stand-in :love:

helennnnnn
25-01-2012, 12:37 PM
I'm trying not to get too attached, the stand in is only a loan until I get the real thing back! :lol:

dizzyg
25-01-2012, 12:54 PM
I'm trying not to get too attached, the stand in is only a loan until I get the real thing back! :lol:

well at least you won't have to go through the trauma of bonding him with Hopscotch and all that wee flicking malarky...;)

biscandmatt1
25-01-2012, 01:50 PM
i bet you're missing him so much. it sounds as though he is doing really well so far though. and that cuddly bunny is so cute! :love:

Tatihou
25-01-2012, 02:01 PM
well at least you won't have to go through the trauma of bonding him with Hopscotch and all that wee flicking malarky...;) :lol:

Would the vet allow you to visit Hopscotch, Helen? Take him in a few treats, maybe... ;)

Jenova
25-01-2012, 02:04 PM
Sending lots of vibes and head rubs to Hopscotch!

basirascal
25-01-2012, 02:38 PM
Sending lots of vibes for Hopscotch.

Mrs. Bunnykins
25-01-2012, 04:55 PM
Sending healthy wishes to Hopscotch. xxx

helennnnnn
25-01-2012, 05:24 PM
:lol:

Would the vet allow you to visit Hopscotch, Helen? Take him in a few treats, maybe... ;)

I would love to but it's an hours drive each way! Not really a pop in job :( Fingers crossed I can go to collect him after work tomorrow though :) I did take a tub of pellets and a tub of treats so hopefully he's been rationing them! :lol:

one of the family
25-01-2012, 11:55 PM
Awww, Helen, good to know your lovely little boy is doing well.

All positive vibes being sent your way - best wishes to you both!

Ruth x

Tatihou
26-01-2012, 08:33 AM
I would love to but it's an hours drive each way! Not really a pop in job :( Oh yes, that's a bit of a trek! Hope the news is good today and Spenser will be on his way home this evening. I bet you can't wait... ;)

biscandmatt1
26-01-2012, 08:40 AM
hope he is still doing well and can come home tonight. x

GrahamL
26-01-2012, 08:40 AM
Any news yet today Helen?

chul
26-01-2012, 10:24 AM
Any news yet today Helen?

This! I hope he can come home today!

susie bun
26-01-2012, 10:28 AM
Thinking of Hopscotch. xxx

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Vet is pleased with his progress I'm gonna pick him up tonight after work :D

chul
26-01-2012, 10:46 AM
Vet is pleased with his progress I'm gonna pick him up tonight after work :D

Yay! That's great news! :D

GrahamL
26-01-2012, 10:46 AM
Vet is pleased with his progress I'm gonna pick him up tonight after work :D

Yayayayayayayayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love::thumb:

biscandmatt1
26-01-2012, 11:03 AM
yay, bet you can't wait :thumb:

Barn Yard Bunnies
26-01-2012, 11:07 AM
Great news :love:

Captain Helen
26-01-2012, 11:37 AM
That's great news! :D The stand-in bunny made me cry :oops: What a lovely thing to do! :love:

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 12:51 PM
:D I can't wait to see him. I wonder what he's going to look like :shock: His modelling days may be over!


That's great news! :D The stand-in bunny made me cry :oops: What a lovely thing to do! :love:

:lol: aww you big softy!

Tatihou
26-01-2012, 01:04 PM
He'll look wonderful! :thumb:

You'll probably look pretty good to him, too...!

susie bun
26-01-2012, 01:55 PM
Vet is pleased with his progress I'm gonna pick him up tonight after work :D

Does happy dance! :D:love::thumb:

Mrs. Bunnykins
26-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Vet is pleased with his progress I'm gonna pick him up tonight after work :D

Wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

chul
26-01-2012, 03:39 PM
I hope we all get treated to Hopscotch photos tonight :love:

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm not sure you're going to want photos, I'm a bit anxious on what he's going to look like! :shock:

Jaysmonkey
26-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Don't be silly. He'll be as handsome as ever xx

chul
26-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Don't be silly. He'll be as handsome as ever xx

This!

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 04:23 PM
Aww :love: ok I'll see what I can do! Leaving in a minute to go home and get the car... won't be home with him till gone 7 though!

susie bun
26-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Sending him gentle noserubs. xxx

Jenova
26-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Great news. :)

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 08:41 PM
Home!

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/eb09cadd.jpg

Alibunmum
26-01-2012, 08:43 PM
Aww, wee soul, big get better soon vibes coming from here. Have you any care routines to follow?

whitehood
26-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Sending prayers for him, he'll recover soon :love:

Jenova
26-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Awww, poor boy but I bet he's happy to be home. :)

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 08:53 PM
He's basically got a third nostril now, where the abscess was taken out, the hole goes right through. His breathing sounds awful! We've got to wash the hole once a day and keep it open and clean for as long as possible. It looks awful too :( Have just managed to get a close up as he's finally settled down after having a hop around.

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/bcd72381.jpg

susie bun
26-01-2012, 08:54 PM
Bless you, Hopscotch! :love: xxx

Lots of big recovery vibes coming for you, little one. :love:

Tatihou
26-01-2012, 09:05 PM
I'm so pleased he's home. :thumb: Yes, it looks horrible, but he's already several days down the road to healing. Wishing you both a restful night.

Jenova
26-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Are you allowed to use manuka honey at all?

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 09:16 PM
Are you allowed to use manuka honey at all?

I think it would just get inhaled! :(

Mrs. Bunnykins
26-01-2012, 09:18 PM
Poor Hopscotch.

Hoping your start to recover very soon.
Sending healing vibes. xxxx

chul
26-01-2012, 10:07 PM
Oh bless. Even with the hole he still looks lovely. Lots more healing vibes x

Captain Helen
26-01-2012, 10:15 PM
Oh bless him! I feel a little queasy now! :oops: When my cat, Scratchy, had an abscess removed it looked a lot like that. Does the hole need to stay open for as long as possible to allow the pus to drain out? Hope he's feeling better now xx

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 10:19 PM
Oh bless him! I feel a little queasy now! :oops: When my cat, Scratchy, had an abscess removed it looked a lot like that. Does the hole need to stay open for as long as possible to allow the pus to drain out? Hope he's feeling better now xx

Sorry! :oops: I don't know... he didn't say! I didn't ask why when he said it, I was just so glad to see him and get him home! I had to ring him when I got home to check the instructions he'd given me on keeping it clean and when to give medicine :oops: It was weeping a bit earlier so would make sense though!

Tatihou
26-01-2012, 10:32 PM
One of our dogs had an open wound on her neck from an excised abcess for several weeks and the vet tried to keep it open - ie, stopped it sealing itself - as he wanted it to heal from the inside out so infection wasn't trapped. She was on antibiotics during the two weeks and she healed just fine.

It was a big wound - about 6 inches long and (those of a squeamish nature look away now) when she moved her neck the wound squelched. So she was Squelch the Dog for a while. But the reason I describe this is to explain that it was an enormous wound and it didn't become infected, it did heal from the inside out and she was absolutely fine afterwards.

Captain Helen
26-01-2012, 10:36 PM
Sorry! :oops: I don't know... he didn't say! I didn't ask why when he said it, I was just so glad to see him and get him home! I had to ring him when I got home to check the instructions he'd given me on keeping it clean and when to give medicine :oops: It was weeping a bit earlier so would make sense though!

Aww, that's understandable! Bet he was very glad to see you too! :D

Scratchy's healed too quickly, trapping the pus in. On her way to the vet for a check up the scab came off. The vet gave it a good squeeze... :shock: I almost fainted and threw up at the same time! :mrgreen: it healed fine after that though! :D

helennnnnn
26-01-2012, 10:39 PM
One of our dogs had an open wound on her neck from an excised abcess for several weeks and the vet tried to keep it open - ie, stopped it sealing itself - as he wanted it to heal from the inside out so infection wasn't trapped. She was on antibiotics during the two weeks and she healed just fine.

It was a big wound - about 6 inches long and (those of a squeamish nature look away now) when she moved her neck the wound squelched. So she was Squelch the Dog for a while. But the reason I describe this is to explain that it was an enormous wound and it didn't become infected, it did heal from the inside out and she was absolutely fine afterwards.

Thank you! I was talking about it with a friend at work today and she couldn't understand why he was just going to leave the hole without sewing it up or something. I did say that perhaps it's because if it healed over it might get infected inside. So sounds like I was kinda right!


Aww, that's understandable! Bet he was very glad to see you too! :D

Scratchy's healed too quickly, trapping the pus in. On her way to the vet for a check up the scab came off. The vet gave it a good squeeze... :shock: I almost fainted and threw up at the same time! :mrgreen: it healed fine after that though! :D

Ewwww that's worse than the photo!!!!

Captain Helen
26-01-2012, 10:41 PM
Thank you! I was talking about it with a friend at work today and she couldn't understand why he was just going to leave the hole without sewing it up or something. I did say that perhaps it's because if it healed over it might get infected inside. So sounds like I was kinda right!



Ewwww that's worse than the photo!!!!

Yeah... Sorry! :oops: :lol:

weedug
27-01-2012, 09:00 AM
Hope little Hopscoth is still doing well this morning.

He's such a brave boy :love:

susie bun
27-01-2012, 09:12 AM
Hoping the brave little fellow had a comfortable night. xx

gwaterhouse
27-01-2012, 10:07 AM
Poor Hopscotch!

Hope it all heals fine and he's back to his usual self soon. :)

Jaysmonkey
27-01-2012, 10:23 AM
Oh no :( Poor little man! Hugs to you and Hopscotch! :( xxxxxx

Gemmapookie
27-01-2012, 10:45 AM
Hows Hopscotch today?? Ive been following his story from afar and you've both done amazingly well throughout the whole thing :love:

Captain Helen
27-01-2012, 10:57 AM
Hope Hopscotch has had a comfortable night and is feeling good this morning xx

helennnnnn
27-01-2012, 12:39 PM
My Mum has text me to tell me that he's been a good boy and had all his medicine this morning :) And is now nomming some broccoli. Going to attempt the first hole-wash after work :shock:

Pebblesetc
27-01-2012, 12:40 PM
My Mum has text me to tell me that he's been a good boy and had all his medicine this morning :) And is now nomming some broccoli. Going to attempt the first hole-wash after work :shock:

Aww, good boy Hopscotch! Ooh, lots of positive successful wound washing thoughts coming your way :)
xoxo

gwaterhouse
27-01-2012, 12:41 PM
My Mum has text me to tell me that he's been a good boy and had all his medicine this morning :) And is now nomming some broccoli. Going to attempt the first hole-wash after work :shock:

good luck! :)

Captain Helen
27-01-2012, 12:43 PM
That's great news! :D I was starting to get worried there! Good luck with the hole washing xx

GrahamL
27-01-2012, 12:45 PM
:shock:

Poor Hopscotch!!

That looks so awful, yet he's sat there nomming hay :love: Bless him, such a brave boy.

Continued vibes!

helennnnnn
27-01-2012, 06:40 PM
Hopscotch: Mummy said I was a good brave boy while she tried to clean my new nostril so I got a crunchie which I ran off with to eat in the safety of the corner of the living room under the table! I might give her a harder time tomorrow now I know what her plans are!


http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/f30c8647.jpg

chul
27-01-2012, 06:48 PM
Well done brave Hopscotch!

Tatihou
27-01-2012, 06:52 PM
Dear little soul. :love:

Alibunmum
27-01-2012, 07:14 PM
Well done Hopscotch! You are doing very well at munching. What does mummy get for being brave and cleaning your face?

helennnnnn
27-01-2012, 07:21 PM
I get thumped at :roll: :lol: He's currently still hiding under the table, but his strops don't usually last long!

susie bun
27-01-2012, 07:42 PM
Bless him, I get thumped at for far less than that. :roll::lol:

one of the family
27-01-2012, 08:12 PM
He is still a very handsome bun!!

Hope he continues to improve.

Good luck with the wound washing, I don't envy you - you are both being brave!!

Best wishes to you both x

dizzyg
27-01-2012, 09:30 PM
OOOOCH!!!

Don't worry Hopscotch, I'd be miffed too if I had an extra hole in my face!!

At least he's feisty with it though, better that than too quiet.

Continued vibes for him xxx

Mrs. Bunnykins
28-01-2012, 08:20 AM
Hoping Hopscotch continues to make good progress.:thumb::love:

susie bun
28-01-2012, 10:04 AM
Keeping up recovery vibes for Hopscotch. :love: xxx

helennnnnn
28-01-2012, 01:45 PM
I think he's still a bit nervous. Mum said he was thumping yesterday afternoon when in the living room with her but she couldn't see anything out the doors that was thump-worthy! And today he's been hiding behind the sofa. Although he did come out very quickly when I waved a grape in front of him! :lol: :roll:

helennnnnn
28-01-2012, 05:45 PM
He hates me :cry: is now back under the table after cleaning his nose. The hole had scabbed up inside so had to use cotton buds to put in the hole to break it down and open up the hole again :( I have an unhappy bunny!

susie bun
28-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Oh dear, poor wee fellow. :( Sending lots of comforting vibes to him - and you! xxx

chul
28-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Oh bless :( bribe him with lots of nice noms!

Jenova
28-01-2012, 07:01 PM
He hates me :cry: is now back under the table after cleaning his nose. The hole had scabbed up inside so had to use cotton buds to put in the hole to break it down and open up the hole again :( I have an unhappy bunny!

He'll forgive you. Remember bunnies live for the moment. I have to do all sorts to Grim and he stomps off and won't 'talk' to me for half an hour. Just make extra effort to give him lots of cuddles and positive interaction. It will heal up and he'll forget all about it. :)

helennnnnn
28-01-2012, 07:38 PM
I keep tempting him out with treats, as soon as he's eaten them he hops off to hide again! :roll:

I'm going to leave him to it until medicine time in an hour or so. He's very good and licks it up off the plate so at least that isn't traumatic!

helennnnnn
28-01-2012, 09:41 PM
He seems more relaxed again now :) flopped out after having something to eat!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOweEBvwapU

susie bun
28-01-2012, 10:35 PM
The wee darling diddums, bless him! :love: xxx

one of the family
28-01-2012, 11:25 PM
He's still a bun with attitude!!

Looking good Helen.

Hope he continues to improve x

Vita
28-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Had no idea he'd been so unwell - I'm sorry. But v glad he is making a successful recovery. Strong personality as ever, throwing the box of Hay :love:

Alibunmum
28-01-2012, 11:32 PM
What an amazing bunny, if I had surgery like that I would still be in my bed eating ice cream! He is a hero!

yaretzi
29-01-2012, 03:16 AM
PLOPS! Stop throwing my box around! Naughty boy :love:

helennnnnn
29-01-2012, 11:30 AM
I couldn't believe how good he was last night...

At about 11pm we were in the living room and I was sat on the floor stroking him, I had a look at his hole to see how it was after cleaning it late afternoon. It was gunking up a bit again so I thought I'd just try to clear it up a bit before bed. So got up, got a bit of cooled boiled water and some cotton buds, went back to him, and he was still laying down where I'd left him. So started stroking him again, and he let me clean the hole with absolutely no fuss whatsoever :shock: He didn't even flinch. And there was the vet, saying it'd be a two-person job! He is such a good bunny :love:

Thanks for all the nice messages everyone :love:

Barn Yard Bunnies
29-01-2012, 11:32 AM
Great news. :thumb:

susie bun
29-01-2012, 01:08 PM
Aww, bless him! :love: xxx

one of the family
30-01-2012, 12:28 AM
I couldn't believe how good he was last night...

At about 11pm we were in the living room and I was sat on the floor stroking him, I had a look at his hole to see how it was after cleaning it late afternoon. It was gunking up a bit again so I thought I'd just try to clear it up a bit before bed. So got up, got a bit of cooled boiled water and some cotton buds, went back to him, and he was still laying down where I'd left him. So started stroking him again, and he let me clean the hole with absolutely no fuss whatsoever :shock: He didn't even flinch. And there was the vet, saying it'd be a two-person job! He is such a good bunny :love:

Thanks for all the nice messages everyone :love:

He trusts you hun. he knows you are trying to help him. Sending all positive vibes to you both x

gwaterhouse
30-01-2012, 07:34 AM
He is such a special bunny! :love:

chul
30-01-2012, 10:59 AM
:love:

GrahamL
30-01-2012, 11:01 AM
:love:
So glad he's coping so well Helen - you should be proud of the care you've given him :)

biscandmatt1
30-01-2012, 11:46 AM
he is doing so well, he's so brave. :love: you are doing a great job and he knows you are helping him i'm sure :love: x

helennnnnn
30-01-2012, 07:40 PM
I'm so proud of my little man :love: he's still being so good. Tonight I was slightly horrified to see his hole had gunked over completely. It was like putting an earring in after not wearing any for ages - a bit of guess work and gentle shoving! :lol: But he took it very well.

Here he was, lying down patiently waiting for me to start! :love:

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/44478345.jpg

Jenova
30-01-2012, 07:48 PM
Awww. :love:
Sounds gross, you're both doing really well. :)

one of the family
31-01-2012, 01:31 AM
Glad he is able to put up with it all and you are too!

Thinking of you both :wave:

chul
31-01-2012, 11:24 AM
oh bless him :love: And well done to you for being able to do it!!

susie bun
31-01-2012, 11:33 AM
Oh bless him, such a good darling boy. :love:

I daren't even imagine what Spenser would be like. :shock:

Mrs. Bunnykins
31-01-2012, 02:55 PM
Well done to you and Hopscotch!!!

Both being very patient and understanding.:thumb:

All the hard work is paying off. Great!

Tatihou
04-02-2012, 11:39 AM
How's he doing now? Well, how're you both doing? ;)

helennnnnn
04-02-2012, 05:36 PM
How's he doing now? Well, how're you both doing? ;)

Thank you for asking :)

Went to see vet this morning. We are both ok - unsure which one of us is more stressed! Will do a proper update tomorrow as I'm off out for dinner for my mum's birthday. Would have done earlier but got back from vet and slept all afternoon :oops:

LittleEskimo
04-02-2012, 05:39 PM
Hope you are both doing ok. Wishing Hopscotch a good recovery!

helennnnnn
05-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Okay so proper update now!

Thursday and Friday he had clearly had enough of me poking his hole with cotton buds and it was a struggle for both of us! My Mum had to hold him down but he was really not happy about it and kicking away at her. The good thing was that on Friday/Saturday the hole hadn't closed up/gone pus-y overnight like it had at the beginning of the week.

Saturday I took him to the vet for a check-over. The hole wasn't as big as he wanted it to be, probably because I hadn't been able to do it very well the 2 nights previously! So he tried to give it a scrape, but Hopscotch wasn't having any of it. So the vet kept him and took him to the vet surgery to put him under and do it. So I went back to collect him when it was done. I think he is pleased with how it's gone so far and how it looked when he could get a proper go at it. I'm taking him back again in 2 weeks where he'll probably put him under again to have another look.

So yes, it has been rather emotionally draining! Not helped by the fact that when I got home from picking him up yesterday afternoon that the post had come with a big fat bill for January's visits and surgery! :shock: Hopefully the next 2 weeks will go well... I'm off on holiday for 4 weeks the day after the next check up, so will be leaving my parents in charge, good luck to them!

Tatihou
05-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Poor little bun. But, if it works...

You're going to need that holiday! :lol:

susie bun
05-02-2012, 04:02 PM
Keeping up vibes for the special little lad. xxx

Mrs. Bunnykins
05-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Still heading in the right direction.

Well done to you and Hopscotch.:thumb::thumb:

martlou
05-02-2012, 07:56 PM
First time I've seen this, poor Hopscotch and poor you didn't know he'd been so poorly :cry::cry::cry: Hope he continues to improve :)

Captain Helen
05-02-2012, 08:59 PM
He's such a handsome boy! :love: Glad he's still improving :) Keeping up the vibes for a full recovery xx

one of the family
05-02-2012, 10:25 PM
A positive update, so pleased to read this.

Well done for caring for him so well. I think that he must be feeling stronger to want to fight you both off too!

Hope the next two weeks go smoothly and that the next vet visit is just as positive.

Best wishes to you both xx

helennnnnn
18-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Been back to see the vet today. He didn't put him under this time, but gave his hole a proper clean and opened it up again (more than I can!). There was a little bit of pus but it's looking good & I think he's pleased with it. Just need to carry on with cleaning it and flushing it through at home. After tomorrow Mum will be in charge so I hope she can manage it okay :shock: Will give her a crash course before I go!

However, it doesn't look very nice again! :( And he is a bit cross! He hasn't eaten any of the yummy things I've given him since getting home about an hour ago :( But I've seen him nibbling some hay. Will just keep checking on him over the afternoon.

"Why did you take me back there Mummy?? :("

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/07337766.jpg

Gemmapookie
18-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Ah bless him, he looks so dishevelled :cry:

Hope he starts feeling better soon :wave:

martlou
18-02-2012, 01:49 PM
Oh bless the little lad, he looks a bit grumpy doesn't he. I'm sure he'll perk up soon enough and eat your treats. So hard when they don't know why we do these things :cry:

Tatihou
18-02-2012, 01:52 PM
I wouldn't be looking very happy if I'd had my third nostril rodded out again... but presumably the hole is much smaller now, Helen? And I suppose he's still on pain relief? I don't fancy being your mum - the responsibility... :shock: :shock: :shock: You'll have to set her up with a screen name so she can come on here for support!

Enjoy your hols. :thumb:

susie bun
18-02-2012, 01:55 PM
Bless him, sending him lots of love and vibes. :love: xxx

Barn Yard Bunnies
18-02-2012, 03:03 PM
He is still gorgeous. Hope it heals very soon and he won't be grumpy.

helennnnnn
18-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Well, the hole was smaller, I'm unsure what it really looks like at the moment as I'm leaving Mr Grumpy alone to chill out for a while! I will give his face a clean up this evening and have a good look at it.

He has eaten his carrot and slice of banana now, and the crunchy that I left for him. I put some pellets in his pen too but he hadn't touched them. I don't think he's moved from this spot in the litter tray since I brought him upstairs for a rest! So I've put his pellets in the litter tray with him so he doesn't have to get up if he fancies them.

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/707bb68e.jpg

yaretzi
18-02-2012, 05:40 PM
Well, the hole was smaller, I'm unsure what it really looks like at the moment as I'm leaving Mr Grumpy alone to chill out for a while! I will give his face a clean up this evening and have a good look at it.

He has eaten his carrot and slice of banana now, and the crunchy that I left for him. I put some pellets in his pen too but he hadn't touched them. I don't think he's moved from this spot in the litter tray since I brought him upstairs for a rest! So I've put his pellets in the litter tray with him so he doesn't have to get up if he fancies them.

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff460/helen_hopscotch/707bb68e.jpg

Someones got a case of the sulks :love:

helennnnnn
05-03-2012, 10:49 AM
I've had an update today from my Mum:

Hi Helen
Bunny has had check up at the vet's today. The vet is very pleased with him. No pus to be seen and he is not going to reopen the hole at the moment. He said that Hopscotch will probably always have a bit of a wet nose due to scarring and the occasional sneeze is ok. I have to ring him in a weeks time.
So we are all happy bunnies.
Love Mum xxx


So sounding positive :) Miss my little bunny so much being away! Will be home on 16th March to give him lots and lots of strokes for being a good boy while I've been away :love:

yaretzi
05-03-2012, 11:36 AM
I've had an update today from my Mum:

Hi Helen
Bunny has had check up at the vet's today. The vet is very pleased with him. No pus to be seen and he is not going to reopen the hole at the moment. He said that Hopscotch will probably always have a bit of a wet nose due to scarring and the occasional sneeze is ok. I have to ring him in a weeks time.
So we are all happy bunnies.
Love Mum xxx


So sounding positive :) Miss my little bunny so much being away! Will be home on 16th March to give him lots and lots of strokes for being a good boy while I've been away :love:

Fabulous news :love:

chul
05-03-2012, 11:39 AM
:love: Yay for Hopscotch!!!

mattyp
05-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Good to hear Helen! :D

dizzyg
05-03-2012, 12:00 PM
Glad he's better and has been a good boy for your parents!!

:wave:

Mrs. Bunnykins
05-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Wonderful news!!! Well done Hopscotch.:thumb::love:

helennnnnn
06-03-2012, 01:28 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has been so supportive :love: Non-bunny people just don't "get it" sometimes so it's lovely to have people here wishing you well when you need it :)

susie bun
06-03-2012, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the update - I missed it last night, but have often thought of Hopscotch and wondered how he was doing. :love:

Enjoy the rest of your stay, and hope your little bun is in fine form to welcome you. xxx

Tatihou
14-03-2012, 01:54 PM
Oh, I missed this update and I've just come on to search to see if there was one.

Glad to hear Hopscotch is doing so well :thumb:... and you must really be looking forward to seeing him now, Helen. :love:

Have a safe trip back and congratulations to you Ma for doing such a good job with sir's nose. I hope you've bought her something special!


Enjoy the rest of your stay, and hope your little bun is in fine form to welcome you. xxxI bet he ignores her for at least a week. :lol:

helennnnnn
16-03-2012, 01:01 PM
Ahhh thank you! Giving him strokes was (almost) the first thing I did when I got in this morning!

I am sure it took him a while to remember who I am though :oops: :lol:

Nose hole all gone now :) Mum said she "cured him" :roll: :lol:

A few pics here that I've just taken :) http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?334817-Hopscotch-looking-manly!

yaretzi
16-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Ahhh thank you! Giving him strokes was (almost) the first thing I did when I got in this morning!

I am sure it took him a while to remember who I am though :oops: :lol:

Nose hole all gone now :) Mum said she "cured him" :roll: :lol:

A few pics here that I've just taken :) http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?334817-Hopscotch-looking-manly!

He knew who you were, he was just playing hard to get for leaving him!

I'm sure there will be lots of demands of strokes tonight :mrgreen:!