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kayj
25-08-2006, 07:28 AM
I took Charlie to the vets yesterday as since I got him I had noticed one of his front paws doesn't sit right (if you know what I mean) he keeps getting a pressure sore but this time it hasn't cleared up so we are trying him on baytril and metacam to see if it will clear it up but he may end up having two toes amputated as it is on the joint and at the moment the bone isn't coming through but it could quite possibly ulcerate and then that is when he would have to have the amputation.
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loopylop
25-08-2006, 07:39 AM
Oh no! Poor Charlie :cry: Does it bother him at all? :?

I hope the meds work, give cheeky charlie a snuggle from us! He is fab! :lol:

Special cuddles from Noodle too xxx

Phill
25-08-2006, 08:22 AM
Aww Poor Charlie!! He's soo cute he can always come live here as a house bun! !I'll do you a swap for Oakley!!

SOAD
25-08-2006, 08:24 AM
Awwww poor Charlie :(

Inimical Me
25-08-2006, 08:30 AM
Awww poor Charlie :(

kayj
25-08-2006, 08:40 AM
It does bother him at times. Sorry Phill as much as we love Oakley and we want her we can't swap as he is our little boy.

Phill
25-08-2006, 08:42 AM
It does bother him at times. Sorry Phill as much as we love Oakley and we want her we can't swap as he is our little boy.

Aww Darn!! Ah well give Charlie a snuggle from me and tell him that we know caroline will make him all better

kayj
25-08-2006, 09:02 AM
I will but if you see the state of my arm because we were at the vets and he didn't want to be weighed you wouldn't want to snuggle him, well you would cos he is a little love :D :D :D. Caroline thought it was highly amusing as we were walking up surgery with him in my arms and every so often she would hear ouch, ouch, (Charlie biting me) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jack's-Jane
25-08-2006, 09:43 AM
Awwwww poor Charlie :(
It sounds exactly the same problem as my now at The Bridge French Lop Victoria Meldrew had. Her front legs were bowed due to calcium deficiency (poor diet and used as a breeding machine for 3 years, kept in small dark hutch..... :( ) so she took all her weight on the outer side of her front feet.

I hope things improve for Charlie

Janex

kayjay
25-08-2006, 09:51 AM
I will but if you see the state of my arm because we were at the vets and he didn't want to be weighed you wouldn't want to snuggle him, well you would cos he is a little love :D :D :D. Caroline thought it was highly amusing as we were walking up surgery with him in my arms and every so often she would hear ouch, ouch, (Charlie biting me) :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've seen the state of Kay's arm - he gives big bites and scratches! He is gorgeous though. Angus (my son) has talked non stop about having a giant rabbit free range in the house since visiting Kays.

ps Kay - say hello to Paws from us too!

cannonwoman
25-08-2006, 10:26 AM
Awwww poor Charlie, i hope his paw soon starts to improve.
Sending healing vibes.

Su.x

kayj
29-08-2006, 08:38 PM
Charlie is off to see the Orthopedic Surgeon Vet on Monday to see what can be done as the antibiotics and metacam haven't made a difference :(

Becca
29-08-2006, 08:41 PM
:( Awww hope he goes on ok.

touie
29-08-2006, 09:36 PM
hope they can help poor little bunny

Apache
29-08-2006, 10:17 PM
Kay,

I'm sorry - just read this, hope he is soon bouncing around again soon.

Jx

PS - many thanks for all your help earlier.

bunnymadhouse
29-08-2006, 10:51 PM
POOR BUN

Lind80
29-08-2006, 11:25 PM
Aww I've got my fingers crossed that they can sort this for the little fella!

KateCo
01-09-2006, 08:32 AM
I don't know how, but I've only just seen this thread Kay. Hope it all goes well at the surgeons, sending lots of good vibes and fingers are crossed!

kayj
05-09-2006, 07:39 AM
Charlie saw the surgeon last night. He wants to try and manage the pressure sores as if he had to amputate it wouldn't be just two toes he would have to amputate half the leg and he would rather use that as a last resort (me too). I have to bathe it 3 times a day and use a strong antibiotic cream to see if that helps if that doesn't help then they can put him under a GA and srape away at the sore. So I am hoping the cream will do the trick and if it does it will be a long term thing would rather this option.

Apache
05-09-2006, 08:15 AM
Poor Charlie.....

I was thinking about him yesterdya, wondering how you where going on.

Fingers crossed the cream, and the bathing will work.

Jx

Sue&Sooty
05-09-2006, 08:34 AM
Aw poor little fella :( Hope the treatment works

Phill
05-09-2006, 08:40 AM
oh Kay that isn't the greatest news X Poor wee charlie i really hope the cream works XX

KateCo
05-09-2006, 08:41 AM
Sending loads of healing vibes Kay. Hope it all works out okay

kayj
05-09-2006, 09:09 AM
I am keeping positive.

kayjay
05-09-2006, 09:10 AM
Big hugs and nose rubs from me and Pippa

Jack's-Jane
05-09-2006, 09:30 AM
Kay, when Victoria Meldrew had the same problem I devised an anti-pressure dressing for her front feet. Rather like a large corn-pad. So the actual sore was not in contact with the ground. VM was very good and did not chew the dressings.
I wonder if it might be an option for your Charlie :? :?

Janex

cannonwoman
05-09-2006, 09:55 AM
Awww i hope the new treatment works for Charlie, fingers crossed.

Su.x

Estelle
05-09-2006, 10:05 AM
get well soon Charlie X

happybunny
05-09-2006, 10:11 AM
Sending good vibes...

SOAD
05-09-2006, 11:17 AM
Oh God just read this, how awfull sending vibes.

Jayney
05-09-2006, 11:34 AM
oh poor charlie hope the cream does the trick

kayj
05-09-2006, 12:19 PM
It is a nightmare trying to bathe it and put his cream on I can tell you. He nips me kicks the water at me, but hey I wouldn't have him any other way and I really am thinking positive that this will do the trick, I don't care if I have to do this for the rest of his life I can put up with nips and salt water baths 3 x a day as long as we don't have to have the last resort.

beckiboo186
05-09-2006, 02:32 PM
It is a nightmare trying to bathe it and put his cream on I can tell you. He nips me kicks the water at me, but hey I wouldn't have him any other way and I really am thinking positive that this will do the trick, I don't care if I have to do this for the rest of his life I can put up with nips and salt water baths 3 x a day as long as we don't have to have the last resort.

Aww!! I think somebunnies got Mummy wrapped round his poorly little finger!! X

kayj
05-09-2006, 04:14 PM
Becki, it isn't just him who as me wrapped around his little paw they all have :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

beckiboo186
05-09-2006, 04:26 PM
Becki, it isn't just him who as me wrapped around his little paw they all have :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You think I dont know?! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think Charlie may have a special little bond with his Mummy though :wink: (and who can blame him, Wouldnt mind having someone that besotted over me LMAO :lol: :lol: ) X

Angel
06-09-2006, 09:02 AM
Ooo, poor Charlie. I hope it works for you too Kay, I know how much you love him and who can blame you, he's lovely. :love:

kayj
06-09-2006, 09:10 AM
Awww thank you. Becki your right he is. He as sust the bathing and cream out now last night he went in his hutch (He never does that) and covered all four paws with newspaper and hay so I couldn't see them :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: So guess who was sat in his hutch with him :lol: :lol:

KateCo
06-09-2006, 10:31 AM
Awww thank you. Becki your right he is. He as sust the bathing and cream out now last night he went in his hutch (He never does that) and covered all four paws with newspaper and hay so I couldn't see them :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: So guess who was sat in his hutch with him :lol: :lol:
LOL! I can just picture him covering his paws up. Such a beautiful rabbit, I'm so glad he's with you Kay.

BirdieBun
06-09-2006, 10:35 AM
awwww only just seen this Kay, i wil keep everything crossed for your little boy - hope the treatment works :thumb:

kayj
11-09-2006, 09:18 AM
I feel really bad, as I have only just noticed since I have been putting the cream on Charlie's front paw that he seems to have a swelling on his hind foot and pressure sores on the flat of his foot on the same side. I am putting the cream on I have for his front paw and will show the surgeon next week or do I make an appointment for this week.

Fairy Angel
11-09-2006, 09:21 AM
Depends if you were hoping for a vet-free week or not! :lol: I would keep an eye on it over the next couple of days - you know they will always see you at short notice anyway! :D

Snowy
11-09-2006, 09:23 AM
Keep an eye on it and if you are worried then go to the vets, but you know that already, I wish I could make it better for him and then we could have a laugh :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hope all goes well and healing vibes coming your way

xx

Jack's-Jane
11-09-2006, 10:23 AM
Awwwww poor big Bun :(
I would just be a wee bit concerned that the swelling you mention is an abscess :? Maybe infection tracking INWARD from the pressure sores :?
I wonder if it might be an idea to get him seen before next week just in case :? Trouble with inward tracking infection is a lot of damage can be done yet there is not much to see apart from a lump.

Healing vibes on their way.....

Janex

BirdieBun
11-09-2006, 10:56 AM
awwww Kay hope he will be ok :)

kayj
11-09-2006, 12:03 PM
Jane, you have said what I was thinking, So I have made him an appointment for Thursday afternoon, I am going to put him on some baytril and metacam till then.

Snowy
11-09-2006, 12:12 PM
Will it be OK until Thursday?

Hope he picks up soon, good luck

xx

Apache
11-09-2006, 07:35 PM
Poor Charlie..

I hope he feels better soon & all goes well on Thursday..

((hugs))

Jx

AprilShower
11-09-2006, 07:39 PM
Awww, poor Charlie. :( Hoping he feels better soon.

kayj
12-09-2006, 08:16 AM
He should be fine till Thursday as it is the only time the Orthopedic Surgeon Vet is in and I want him to see him rather than someone else. I have put him on metacam.
Now I have another problem I have found blood in the hutch which could be either Charlie chewing his feet (but can't see any evidence on him) or it could be Poppy again (burst a blood vessel and again no evidence). So I am going to take her with me.
It is a nightmare!!

Jack's-Jane
12-09-2006, 08:27 AM
He should be fine till Thursday as it is the only time the Orthopedic Surgeon Vet is in and I want him to see him rather than someone else. I have put him on metacam.
Now I have another problem I have found blood in the hutch which could be either Charlie chewing his feet (but can't see any evidence on him) or it could be Poppy again (burst a blood vessel and again no evidence). So I am going to take her with me.
It is a nightmare!!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Better set up an IV sherbert drip for YOURSELF!!

Hope everything goes OK on Thursday

Janex

Snowy
12-09-2006, 08:32 AM
OMG, what a nightmare!!

Hope all is well, keep us posted

Big (((Hugs))) to you and yours

kayj
12-09-2006, 10:27 AM
I don't drink, but if this carries on I think I will start :lol: :lol:

Jack's-Jane
12-09-2006, 10:30 AM
I don't drink, but if this carries on I think I will start :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:

Janex

Phill
12-09-2006, 02:20 PM
Awww no poor charlie! Im sure the vets will get it sorted

toffee
12-09-2006, 04:12 PM
Aww.. poor Charlie. :(

He needs some ickle socks for his poorly ickle feet bless him!! :love:

kayj
12-09-2006, 04:51 PM
A client came to pich her buns up this afternoon and she did some reiki on him, well it put him in a lovely sleep :lol:

loopylop
12-09-2006, 07:36 PM
Awww poor charlie :(

Hope something can be sorted out for him xxxx

Jayney
12-09-2006, 09:41 PM
poor charlie hope he feels better soon

maybe you should have asked for some reiki for yourself :wink:

kayj
13-09-2006, 09:12 AM
Well I have found who's the blood is and it is Poppy's so I have a managed to get some in a syringe to take with me when I go.
I think it is more than reiki I need :lol: :lol:

Apache
13-09-2006, 09:50 AM
Hope all goes well today for Charlie

Jx

PS - I can definately recommend the theraputic properties of wine :D

kayj
13-09-2006, 12:58 PM
Just got back from Vets with Poppy and I am glad to say the syringe I took in with the sample in as shown no trace of blood so it looks like she as burst one of her vessels again (thank god). So we just have to see about Charlie tomorrow now.

BirdieBun
13-09-2006, 01:02 PM
awwwwwwwwwwwwww yay for Poppy! :D

Phill
13-09-2006, 01:03 PM
Aww Kay that is good news! So just the on esickly bun then!

Fairy Angel
13-09-2006, 01:53 PM
That's good news Kay! I was at the vets this morn too! :D

Apache
13-09-2006, 06:41 PM
That's very good news, figners crossed for Charlie tomorrow

jx

loopylop
13-09-2006, 07:00 PM
That's very good news, figners crossed for Charlie tomorrow

jx

Ditto xxxx

Angel
14-09-2006, 08:18 AM
Glad Poopys ok. Hope all goes well with Charlie today. Give him a big hug from me, Sooty and Stew.

anon101
14-09-2006, 08:32 AM
Sending lots of positive vibes for Charlie today.

Louise

Fairy Angel
14-09-2006, 09:15 AM
Hope everything goes ok for Charlie today. Will be thinking of you and David :D

BirdieBun
14-09-2006, 10:27 AM
Sending vibes for Charlie today :D

kayj
14-09-2006, 06:06 PM
just got back from the vets and basically I have a demic rabbit. His rear left leg is also deformed, the antibiotic cream I am using is doing the trick at keeping the infection at bay around the joints, so that is a good thing. It is just a case of sseing how we get on because the same would also apply to the hind leg (amputation) . The surgeon and myself do not want to go down this route at all.
It is quite possible due to the living accomodation he was living in (not having enough room to stretch and so forth) I think a 3ft hutch was mentioned when i got him.

Jack's-Jane
14-09-2006, 06:11 PM
just got back from the vets and basically I have a demic rabbit. His rear left leg is also deformed, the antibiotic cream I am using is doing the trick at keeping the infection at bay around the joints, so that is a good thing. It is just a case of sseing how we get on because the same would also apply to the hind leg (amputation) . The surgeon and myself do not want to go down this route at all.
It is quite possible due to the living accomodation he was living in (not having enough room to stretch and so forth) I think a 3ft hutch was mentioned when i got him.

Charlie's problems are so like my Victoria Meldrew's. I did not want to go down the 'amputation route' either.
Hopefully Charlie will remain comfortable, with infection kept at bay.

Janex

Apache
14-09-2006, 08:37 PM
((hugs))

Poor Charlie..

It is really good news though that the ABx cream is keeping the infection at bay, hopefully he will carry on responding to that.

Jx