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Hugo's There
31-01-2013, 08:27 PM
:( Prudence is very special to me as I have had her since she was 6 months old and is now coming up to 8 years. She is my last original bunny from before Rainbow Rabbits and I have had her longer than I have known Steve!

Today we got concerned because because she wasn't eating her hay, which she loves. At tea time she was trying so hard to eat her food but wasn't picking any up at all. So we got her an appointment for the morning but later she was hunched up and her breathing looked wrong.

We got her an emergency appointment straight away but the vet couldn't find the cause of her problems. She is dehydrated but shouldn't be as she drinks a good amount. Her teeth look ok and it isn't presenting as a normal dental issue but as she sat hunched on the table she was holding her head up at a strange angle, which neither us or the vets have seen before:?

She has been admitted for the basic meds and fluids. Tomorrow they are starting with bloods. If they are no help then she will go under to check her teeth properly - last time she needed a dental nothning was apparent until she was under GA, but she acted very differently then. If her teeth are ok, then it will be x-rays.

Prudence has slowly been getting more frail. The arthritis in her hind legs is getting so much worse and she is unable to keep herself clean. Last bloods showed her immune system doesn't work properly and indicated a possible bone marrow problem, but we were limited in how much further we could investigate this.

I am dreading the vets ringing tomorrow, and this after a stressful day of waiting for the phone to ring as little Prince charming was being castrated. He is fine though.

Also worried about Bruce, they are a devoted couple, he wouldn't eat because she wasn't moving. However he is still here with us as a trip to the vets overnight would probably cause him to go into stasis. I hate to think how he will cope if anything happens to Pruudence.

susie bun
31-01-2013, 08:34 PM
Sending lots of vibes for lovely Prudence, and thinking of you and Bruce too. xxx

LaraFarah
31-01-2013, 08:38 PM
Lots of vibes :love:

Fellie
31-01-2013, 08:42 PM
So wish I had a magic wand to wave for you. Lots of vibes and thoughts for all of you.

Tatihou
31-01-2013, 08:46 PM
My fingers are crossed for good things for both Prudence and Bruce.

Fee
31-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Positive vibes for Prudence!!

Hugs for you

Fee xxx

carolebe
31-01-2013, 08:49 PM
I know I don't know you but I know how I would feel if it was mine so everything crossed for you :wave:

Mackers
31-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Sorry to hear that Prudence is struggling. Sending healing thoughts and (((((vibes))))) for her.

tonibun
31-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Vibes being sent for Prudence.

hellsdarkrose
31-01-2013, 09:55 PM
Loads of vibes

Alvins mummy
31-01-2013, 10:57 PM
Lots of vibes for Prudence. Xx

KarenM
31-01-2013, 11:08 PM
Poor Prudence. :( I know it will be a long day tomorrow waiting for news from the vet but hopefully they can work out what's troubling her.

Roly Poly
31-01-2013, 11:13 PM
Sending lots of vibes for Prudence xxx

Tracy
31-01-2013, 11:46 PM
Sending loads of vibes for Prudence. xxx

I hope the vet can find out what's wrong with her. Thinking of you all. x

Neleh
31-01-2013, 11:53 PM
EC? Malteser held his head back and breathed in a strage way, possibly mouth breathing. Good luck with it all xx

MimzMum
01-02-2013, 01:47 AM
Sending (((((((((((((((((((((((((megavibes)))))))))))))))) ))))) for Prudence, Bruce and you.
I was hoping for an easier start to 2013 for all of you. :( I pray it's something quickly and easily sorted and that she's back with you soon. ((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))

Hugo's There
01-02-2013, 09:10 AM
Thank you all for thinking of us x

KarenM
01-02-2013, 09:11 AM
Thank you all for thinking of us x

You're up early. ;):lol: I'll check back for news later. xx

Hugo's There
01-02-2013, 09:12 AM
I'm still in bed! Just checking what's going on in the world before I attempt to move

youthnovels
01-02-2013, 09:21 AM
I'm still in bed! Just checking what's going on in the world before I attempt to move

Hope you get some positive mood about Prudence this morning x

Bluesmum
01-02-2013, 09:54 AM
thinking of you all.xx

susie bun
01-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Adding my vibes for today. xxx

sparklefairy
01-02-2013, 10:32 AM
Thinking of you all Xxx

Hugo's There
01-02-2013, 11:53 AM
Thanks everyone. Prudence is bright and eating this morning. We are now waiting on her blood results but it is very unlikely we will putting her through a GA today.

I think she really needs to come inside to live now but I think Bruce would hate it:?


Also tiffany has decided not to eat this morning!

susie bun
01-02-2013, 11:58 AM
Thanks everyone. Prudence is bright and eating this morning. We are now waiting on her blood results but it is very unlikely we will putting her through a GA today.

I think she really needs to come inside to live now but I think Bruce would hate it:?


Also tiffany has decided not to eat this morning!

Good news about Prudence. :love: I wonder what is the matter with Tiffany? Hope she is eating again soon.

Why do you think Bruce would dislike indoors? I'm sure he will be pleased to have Prudence home anyway. :love:

Captain Helen
01-02-2013, 12:17 PM
Hope you get some answers today. Sending lots of vibes for Prudence and Tiffany xx

Zahirre
01-02-2013, 12:36 PM
Sending lots of vibes xxxx

Hugo's There
01-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Good news about Prudence. :love: I wonder what is the matter with Tiffany? Hope she is eating again soon.

Why do you think Bruce would dislike indoors? I'm sure he will be pleased to have Prudence home anyway. :love:

Bruce is now over 10 years old and very set in his ways. Any change in his day is likely to cause a bout of stasis. They also have the biggest set up, a shed with an attached 10ft square aviary run which they have lived in all their lives. If they came inside they would have to be free range bunnies, not shut in a cage, which means the only place they could go is in the lounge with bobbi and norman and I am not sure they could cope with a quad bonding or if it would work out.