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biscuitblossom
28-11-2012, 09:41 PM
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/biscuitblossom/doris.jpg


http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/biscuitblossom/dorris.jpg


Here she is ,my lovely Doris with her headtilt.

Shes not really any better ,moving around seems to be more difficult if anything .

Back to the vets on friday morning.

Elena
28-11-2012, 09:46 PM
Poor Doris. Mischa's balance got got worse before he got better so don't be too disheartened by a bit of a backwards step.

susie bun
28-11-2012, 10:02 PM
Sending lots of vibes for her. xxx

biscuitblossom
30-11-2012, 08:02 AM
Wish us luck.....vets at 9.10 this morning

GrahamL
30-11-2012, 08:25 AM
Lots of luck, its battering looking after a sick bunny.

Kermit
30-11-2012, 08:29 AM
What a wee star she is. As you know I have rather a soft spot for a head tilt bunny.

Good luck at the vets. I agree with Elena, deffo can be bad for ages, and often seeming worse before any better signs. Took my Kermit weeks, well months really to get back to the resemblance of his former self.

Gemmapookie
30-11-2012, 09:01 AM
Bless her :love:

Please dont lose heart, I know how distressing it is to see them like that and how it can feel totally hopeless at times but sometimes miracles do happen :D

This was my Mimi when she had her head tilt. Without the towels supporting her she would roll continuously :cry: She was like this for 4 weeks before even starting to regain any balance.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/DSCN2090.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/112_9622.jpg

About 7 weeks in and getting better :D

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/112_9698.jpg

And now :love:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/P1020214.jpg

She has perhaps a 5 degree residual tilt but you wouldnt notice it if you werent looking for it, and her balance is fine. Shes a little un confident on her feet sometimes which I think is from the tilt but other than that shes a totally normal healthy rabbit :D

I hope that gives you some hope for the beautiful Doris :wave:

biscuitblossom
30-11-2012, 10:08 AM
Bless her :love:

Please dont lose heart, I know how distressing it is to see them like that and how it can feel totally hopeless at times but sometimes miracles do happen :D

This was my Mimi when she had her head tilt. Without the towels supporting her she would roll continuously :cry: She was like this for 4 weeks before even starting to regain any balance.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/DSCN2090.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/112_9622.jpg

About 7 weeks in and getting better :D

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/112_9698.jpg

And now :love:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/GemPookie/P1020214.jpg

She has perhaps a 5 degree residual tilt but you wouldnt notice it if you werent looking for it, and her balance is fine. Shes a little un confident on her feet sometimes which I think is from the tilt but other than that shes a totally normal healthy rabbit :D

I hope that gives you some hope for the beautiful Doris :wave:


Oh wow, thanks for those pics, Doris is now rolling onto her back if she tries to move too much and it really did worry me.

My vet would like to see improvement in the next 3 weeks, which will make it 2 months since onset ,so hopefully thats realistic.

Today she has had antibiotics,steroids, ivermectin, metaclopromide and more panacur .

She has gained weight which is pleasing ,only 100 grams but I'm happy about that.

Back to the vet next thursday to see how shes doing and probably have more steroids.

Thanks to Kermit and Elena too for their support :wave:

susie bun
30-11-2012, 10:13 AM
Keeping up vibes for Doris. xx

youthnovels
30-11-2012, 10:39 AM
sending lots of non wonky vibes for the little lady x

Elena
30-11-2012, 11:39 AM
I have similar pictures of Mischa too over a similar time scale, unfortunately head tilt does seem to be a long, hard slog but Mischa and I grew very close due to it.

Gemma, it's lovely seeing her looking so well :love:

biscuitblossom
30-11-2012, 03:37 PM
I'm not sure what part of the treatment Doris had this morning has helped but she has been moving about far more this afternoon than I've seen her do in weeks :D

Gemmapookie
30-11-2012, 06:15 PM
I have similar pictures of Mischa too over a similar time scale, unfortunately head tilt does seem to be a long, hard slog but Mischa and I grew very close due to it.

Gemma, it's lovely seeing her looking so well :love:

Isnt it :D I almost forgot how bad she was until I looked through some photos this morning :cry:


I'm not sure what part of the treatment Doris had this morning has helped but she has been moving about far more this afternoon than I've seen her do in weeks :D

Hiya,
I am unfamiliar with Doris's story sorry :oops: What does your vet think the tilt is down to? Im just wondering if steroids are a good way to go if its possible there is an infection present as they lower the immune system. Its probably those that are making her seem so good though, and Im very glad to hear it :D

bunnymadhouse
30-11-2012, 09:27 PM
sending vibes for Doris ... :love:

biscuitblossom
30-11-2012, 09:51 PM
Isnt it :D I almost forgot how bad she was until I looked through some photos this morning :cry:



Hiya,
I am unfamiliar with Doris's story sorry :oops: What does your vet think the tilt is down to? Im just wondering if steroids are a good way to go if its possible there is an infection present as they lower the immune system. Its probably those that are making her seem so good though, and Im very glad to hear it :D

The vet is thinking active EC but is covering all bases by giving antibiotics and metaclopromide for her balance too.

I thought the steroids would probably be whats made the difference ,vet thought they were a risk worth taking.

Mrs. Bunnykins
01-12-2012, 05:50 PM
Hoping that Doris continues to make progress.

I've seen bunnies with head tilt due to ec.:cry: Fortunately over time they have all made a full recovery.


Fingers crossed for Doris. xxxxx:love:

Fred and Lils mum
01-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Ah bless....thats looks so upsetting.:cry: What causes head tilts if you dont mind me asking? Im a new mum and learning so much from this site.

Tracy
01-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Sending loads of vibes for little Doris. I hope that she continues to make progress and improve. xx

biscuitblossom
01-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Sending loads of vibes for little Doris. I hope that she continues to make progress and improve. xx

Theres nothing little about Doris :lol: shes a lovely big lady :D

Thanks for the good wishes everyone , Doris still seems comfortable today but her appetite doesn't seem as good as it was :?

SamanthaJane
01-12-2012, 10:24 PM
Lots of Vibes - xxx
Glad that Mimi got better!

susieb1
01-12-2012, 11:10 PM
Tons of vibes for the lovely Doris and big hugs for you xx