View Full Version : The Late Lord Lopsley-26th Sept- Christabel Contacting FHB

21-09-2006, 07:00 AM
I fear the worst for Lopsley :cry:
Nothing confimed yet but he is displaying symptoms I have, sadly, seen before :cry:
Thankfully I do have some HEALTHY bouncy Buns here as with Unky A and this yet-to-be-confirmed problem for Lord Lopsley I feel somewhat drained.
But I knew what I was letting myself in form by having so many Bunnies.
I just wish I could work miracles for the poorly ones.... :cry:


21-09-2006, 07:59 AM
What symptoms is he displaying Jane? :(

21-09-2006, 08:03 AM
In the nicest way I hope you're wrong :)

21-09-2006, 08:22 AM
What symptoms is he displaying Jane? :(

He has a 'dropped' abdomen and a boney spine. It looks like his belly is filling with fluid. He is much quieter now and although he eats well he looks in poor condition.
I have a feeling the 'attempting to get the Velveteen Breed Standard' has created a Bun with a heart too small to cope with the demands of a big body :cry:

His heart-rate is normal but his heart sounds are not.
I am going to arrange for him to have some tests next week but I wont be at all surprised, although I will be devastated, if he goes the same way as your lovely Drake..... :cry: :cry:


21-09-2006, 08:42 AM
oh no Jane, :cry: I'm so sorry. I really hope that he is ok :cry:

21-09-2006, 08:42 AM
Aaaw so sorry Jane, hope you are wrong (in the nicest way).

21-09-2006, 09:00 AM
Have you contacted his breeder? She/he will need to know to warn other owners or to stop breeding this line.
I'm so sorry hun! I'm keepnig my fingers crossed for our lovely Lopsley x

21-09-2006, 09:02 AM
Awww hope he's ok :cry:

21-09-2006, 09:08 AM
Thinking of you Jane, and LL :love: :love: :love:

21-09-2006, 09:10 AM
I've just sent an email to a lady I know who breeds them to see if it's something she has come across in the breed or if it's just bad luck, I'll let you know what they say. Please get better LL, we love you to pieces.

21-09-2006, 09:38 AM
Have you contacted his breeder? She/he will need to know to warn other owners or to stop breeding this line.
I'm so sorry hun! I'm keepnig my fingers crossed for our lovely Lopsley x

I will do so if my fears are confirmed.
Trouble is the last time I was in this situation with two Rex Brothers with Congenital Heart disease I contacted the breeder(NOT Lopsley's) and was told to F' off :roll:
She is continuing to breed from the same line :x Beautiful Rabbits with a maximum life expectancy of 2 years..... :cry: :evil: :cry:


21-09-2006, 09:39 AM
I've just sent an email to a lady I know who breeds them to see if it's something she has come across in the breed or if it's just bad luck, I'll let you know what they say. Please get better LL, we love you to pieces.

Brill', thanks so much.


21-09-2006, 10:22 AM
Coould he of been the runt like Drakey? All his litter buddies seem to be ok.

21-09-2006, 11:08 AM
Wishing his Lordship all the very best xxx

21-09-2006, 02:13 PM
I hope he's alright. And I so hate when I hear breeders say that purebred rabbits have shorter lifespans than crosses and continue to inbreed them. I've heard of so many flemish and french lops dying young over here. :cry:

21-09-2006, 02:29 PM
Giant breeds don't live as long as smaller rabbits anyway, just as great danes generally don't in the dog world.

21-09-2006, 03:20 PM
awww, i'm sorry you are worried about lord lopsley :cry: the big bunnies can be such a wory can't they? I'm taking Storm to the vet again tomorrow :cry:

21-09-2006, 05:06 PM
Aww, sending lots of vibes to Lord Lopsley. :cry:

21-09-2006, 08:18 PM
Sending vibes...

21-09-2006, 09:51 PM
I hope everything works out well for lord Lopsley.

22-09-2006, 01:22 AM
on no Lord Lops, come on little guy :( ur far 2 loved 2 go already, hope all goes well with tests

22-09-2006, 02:24 PM
If fluid is collecting has the vet given him frusamide? I have a guinea pig with a heart problem and this has helped her tremendously. She is back to her usual perky self after scaring me that she was going to drop dead several times :roll: She has lost a fair bit of weight, but I reckon that is the fluid gone from her abdomen.

How Disgraceful breeding these rabbits knowing of this problem :x

22-09-2006, 03:12 PM
Gosh how awful, breeding rabbits with a life expectancy of 2 years :cry:

Vibes for LL x

22-09-2006, 05:14 PM
If fluid is collecting has the vet given him frusamide? I have a guinea pig with a heart problem and this has helped her tremendously. She is back to her usual perky self after scaring me that she was going to drop dead several times :roll: She has lost a fair bit of weight, but I reckon that is the fluid gone from her abdomen.

How Disgraceful breeding these rabbits knowing of this problem :x

I have had a couple of Rexes with CHD and frusemide was part of their drug regime. It certainly helped. Until Lopsley has a definitive diagnosis we dont want to risk 'treating blind' so to speak.

I will be VERY surprised if he makes it to his 1st Birthday on 1st March 2007...... :cry: :cry:

Oh dear, people messing with nature.... :cry: :cry:


22-09-2006, 09:40 PM
:cry: sorry Jane xxxx

23-09-2006, 05:09 AM
Lopsley is now eating less :( He is increasingly lethargic and I am sure there is a serious problem, as yet we dont know what.
He is still on treatment for his ear infection but I dont believe it is that causing him to appear to be in such poor condition :cry:
I am VERY worried about him :cry: He is having blood tests on Monday.


23-09-2006, 08:04 AM
Oh Jane I am so sorry. Poor Lopsley. I have everything crossed for you both :(

23-09-2006, 11:46 AM
awww :cry: come on Lord Lopsley, You're not allowed to be poorly.
I really hope that the blood tests show something which can be treated, or better still I hope they will give him the all clear. What a worry :cry:

24-09-2006, 03:28 PM
He is only eating grass now. He is Sooooooo thin :cry: and weak :cry:
He is still on treatment for his ear infection but its not working :cry:
He is on analgesia and I am now going to supplement the tiny amount he is eating with Critical Care.
Contacting the non-Rabbit savvy Vet today would achieve no more than I am already doing.
If Lord Lopsley lasts the night he will see Christabel tomorrow :cry: :cry:

Not sure I can cope with this...... :cry: :cry:


24-09-2006, 03:32 PM
Oh Jane - you must be absolutely exhausted with all this going on.

We are all praying for the lovely Lord Lopsley to pull through and start climbing conservatories again.

24-09-2006, 03:38 PM
Oh no.... :( :( :(

I have everything crossed for Lord Lopsley....

24-09-2006, 03:41 PM
Oh Jane, I am thinking of you both :cry:

24-09-2006, 03:44 PM
my thoughts are with you.


24-09-2006, 03:55 PM
Oh Jane. :cry: I don't know what to say. I'm sending as mnay vibes as I can too poor Lord Lopsley. I really really hope he gets through this. Xx

24-09-2006, 03:57 PM
Oh no Jane... I can't imagine how you're feeling right now, poor LL :cry: Really really hope he's ok, sending lots of vibes to him and hugs to you xx

24-09-2006, 03:58 PM
Hope he feels a bit better soon xxx

24-09-2006, 04:08 PM
So sorry to hear about this Jane, what a rubbish week you're having :( :( :( .

{{{{GET WELL VIBES}}}} for Lord Lopsley.

Gemma x

24-09-2006, 04:09 PM
Oh no Im devastated so cant even begin 2 imagine how u must be feeling, I'm crossing all my fingers and H & H r crossing their little toes that he pulls through. I know there's lots of buns on RU and they're all fantastic and lovely, but I think Uncle A and Lord Lops both have a special place in very1's hearts...............They do in mine anyway

24-09-2006, 04:14 PM
oh no jane :cry:

thinking of you and lord lopsley

the happy bee
24-09-2006, 04:27 PM
Please pull through Lord Lopsley!

24-09-2006, 05:03 PM
So sorry Jane. Hang in there - they ALL need you and you're doing a great job.

24-09-2006, 05:12 PM
Jane what is going on. this is so unfair. Big hugs to you boh. Come on Lord Lopsley :love:

24-09-2006, 05:21 PM
Jane so sorry to hear this. Sadly my bun Crosby, who was from a breeder who gave his surplus stock into Nottingham rescue, had the same symptoms...he too was a result of very bad breeding and was not strong enough to fight off any infection...I lost him 2 months ago :cry:
Hopefully Christabel will be able to help Lopsley...fingers and paws crossed xx

24-09-2006, 06:01 PM
Oh jane :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: I have everything crossed for your baby boy. All the healing vibes I can find coming to Lord Lopsley xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

bunny mad lisa
24-09-2006, 06:09 PM
OMG!! We're all sending healing vibes for Lord Lopsey...

24-09-2006, 07:13 PM
oh no come on lord L u need to get better.

huge vibes on the way x x

24-09-2006, 08:11 PM
Oh Jane i really do hope he is ok, im sending healing vibes for the little one. xxx

24-09-2006, 08:28 PM
Gosh! Not been around for a bit, and rather shocked to hear this news.
Sending all our love to Lord Lopsey and to you, and hoping he gets better very soon.

24-09-2006, 09:33 PM
Jane, I am so sorry to read Lord Lopsley is weak. Hopefully the blood tests tomorrow will reveal something and he can be treated. Fingers crossed for you. Much lovexxxx

24-09-2006, 10:35 PM
Jane ((hugs)) I hope he is feeling much better soon, lots of healing vibes on there way to him...


24-09-2006, 11:13 PM
All the best tomorrow Jane. All paws crossed for the Lord Lops. I am so sorry that his health has declined so rapidly. :( Please let him know that we want him to get to see Christabel if he can at all manage it. He may only be eating hay, but at least he is still eating. A bunny who wants to eat is a bunny who wants to live.


25-09-2006, 08:39 AM
Jane, so sorry I have only just caught up with this. How is the gorgeous Lord Lopsey today?

25-09-2006, 09:10 AM
I hope he gets better! He's still only a young'un.

25-09-2006, 09:25 AM
I hope it goes ok at the vets today x

25-09-2006, 09:59 AM
Lopsley is at the Vets now. Had to take him to the main Surgery and Christabel will meet him over there (No X-ray equipment at branch surgery)
Lopsley will be having a head/chest/abdominal X-ray and a full blood work up.
I am not at all optomistic. My poor baby :cry: All last night he just wanted to be cuddled :cry: :cry:

Jake is at the branch surgery waiting for Christabel's return to de-plum him. Poor lad.


25-09-2006, 10:02 AM
Fingers crossed for Lord Lopsley... sending positive vibes.

25-09-2006, 10:03 AM
:cry: Sorry to hear this Jane, fingers crossed for Lopsley!

25-09-2006, 10:03 AM
OMG just read this I am sorry and sending vibes :(

Snowflakes mummy
25-09-2006, 10:27 AM
I am so sorry things are so rough for you and the lord at the moment.... we're all routing for you - and we hope everything works out for the best.

25-09-2006, 10:35 AM
I cant post details yet
My heart is broken

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


25-09-2006, 10:38 AM
Jane Im so so sorry :cry: :cry: :cry:

25-09-2006, 10:39 AM
OMG Jane
Im so very sorry xxx :(

25-09-2006, 10:39 AM
Oh my god Jane. I'm so sorry to hear about poor Lops.

Sending lots of hugs to you :(

25-09-2006, 10:40 AM
OMG I actually feel sick I am so sorry Jane :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

25-09-2006, 10:41 AM
Awwwww Jane I am so sorry hugs to you binky free LL :cry:

25-09-2006, 10:42 AM
OMG! Jane I don't know what to say :cry: :cry: :cry: I'm so sorry :cry: :cry:

25-09-2006, 10:45 AM
So sorry Jane, words cannot express my thoughts at the moment, I am thinking about you, if there is anything I can do to help please do shout.

25-09-2006, 10:49 AM
Jane, I don't know what to say to you. I am sure everyone is in such a shock to hear the news. He was such a mischievous, vibrant, little one and it was evident from your postings that he was such a special bunny. You must be in shock and I am so very sorryxxxxxx

25-09-2006, 10:51 AM
Oh god, in floods of tears, poor Lord Lops.

Binky free brave little man, go find Uncle A and he'll look after you, you are so beautiful, love u x x

I don't know what 2 say Jane - just that my thoughts are with u ((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))) ))))))))))))))))))))

25-09-2006, 10:55 AM
OMG Jane I am so so sorry :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

25-09-2006, 10:57 AM
OMG :shock:

Jane, I'm so sorry , I don't know what else to say except that I think I speak for everybody when I say we are all thinking of you :cry: :cry:

25-09-2006, 11:01 AM
Oh Jane I'm so sorry to hear this, you must be absolutely devastated.

Love and hugs, Alison xxx

25-09-2006, 11:01 AM
Oh Jane, I don't know what to say, I can't believe it. Bless the poor little man. I am so so sorry for your loss. Binky free Lord lopsey.... :cry: xx

25-09-2006, 11:07 AM
I am genuinely in shock hearing this news :( Jane, I am so so sorry for you....thinking of you at this time. If you need to chat, feel free to contact me.
He was such a special bun...who had grabbed the hearts of many on this forum.

the happy bee
25-09-2006, 11:08 AM
I'm so unbelievably sorry Jane, it's just not fair. *Huge unlimited hugs*

25-09-2006, 11:10 AM
Sorry to hear the news :(

Binky free LL

25-09-2006, 11:12 AM
So sorry to hear about Lord Lopsy, our thoughts are with you Jane. :cry:

25-09-2006, 11:19 AM
We are so sorry for your loss, Jane :cry:

Ludo & Fizzgig send bunny hugs, & the Notthemama & I send human ones.


25-09-2006, 11:36 AM
Jane - I am so sorry. What a terrible shock.
Thinking of you... :cry:

25-09-2006, 11:43 AM
Thinking of you and how unfair life seems sometimes :cry: you gave him the best life he could have wished for even if it was for a short time..I'm sure he's looking down on you thanking you for the love you showed him..take care xx

25-09-2006, 11:45 AM
so sorry to hear about lopsey jane thinking of you! :cry:

25-09-2006, 11:47 AM
So sorry to hear about your loss.

25-09-2006, 11:53 AM
So sorry Jane! At such a young age... definitely not something one would expect! Binky free at the Bridge!


25-09-2006, 11:54 AM
Jane, i'm so sorry to read this (((hugs))) to you...

And binky free Lord Lopsley..


25-09-2006, 11:57 AM
Omg Jane. I have just caught up with this. :cry: What a huge shock and I am so so sorry. :cry: :cry: I am thinking of you and please PM me if you need to talk at all xxxxxxxx Sending you love and hugs xxxxx

Binky free handsome boy xxxx

25-09-2006, 12:14 PM
No! What a terrible shock. So sorry Jane.

Happy Hopping
25-09-2006, 12:19 PM
Jane, this is so sad. I can't believe cancer can kill a bunny so young of age. I mean, unless it is genes related from his parent, it's hard to imagine what could cause such cancer to strike Lord Lopsley, as I always thought the first few years of a rabbit's life is their strongest year. This is so shocking. I'm so sorry this happened to Lord Lopsley.

If you are too upset, take a deep breath, drink some hot tea, and call some of your friends to come by to keep you company for a while.

25-09-2006, 01:07 PM

We all thinking of you. Such a terrible shock for all of us. We are all here if you need us and nothing is too much trouble. Hop free Lopsley, your star shone all too briefly.

Sad Adam and Loopy

25-09-2006, 01:23 PM
How awful for you, so so sorry Jane.

Run pain free Lord Lopsley

25-09-2006, 01:33 PM
Oh Jane I'm so sorry, life can be very cruel sometimes. I suppose grief is the price we pay for letting our gorgeous animals into our lives for however long we are lucky enough to have them. He isn't in pain anymore. They'll all be together at the Bridge having a great time...
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Inimical Me
25-09-2006, 01:47 PM
Oh Jane... I'm devastated for you. I'm so sorry :cry: .

bunny mad lisa
25-09-2006, 02:08 PM
so sorry jane...
binky free lopsey

25-09-2006, 02:28 PM
oh jane :cry: :cry:
binky free lord lopsley, have fun bouncing on all the clouds!
jane, if there is anything i can do at all, please feel free to get in touch xx

25-09-2006, 02:38 PM
OMG no!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: not your baby boy :cry: I can't believe it, I'm so, so sorry :cry:

25-09-2006, 02:52 PM
I can't comprend it, he was so young!

25-09-2006, 02:59 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss :(

Gemma x

25-09-2006, 03:03 PM
Oh my god, Jane! :cry: :cry: I just got back from school, really sorry I didn't reply earlier.
I can't believe it. :cry: I'm so shocked to hear that your gorgeous Lord Lopsley has gone to Rainbow Bridge. :cry: :cry:
Sending you loads of hugs at this awful time.

:cry: :cry:

25-09-2006, 03:04 PM
so very sorry

binky free little man

25-09-2006, 04:29 PM
Oh Jane... I can't believe it, I'm so so sorry to hear this has happened :cry: :cry:
Binky free LL xx

25-09-2006, 04:43 PM
oh my god jane i cant believe this has happened, you are havung such a tough time at the moment-sending tou lots of hugs-

binky free lord lopsley :cry:

25-09-2006, 05:11 PM
Oh no :( Jane, I am soo sorry to hear this such awful news, little Lord Lopsley, Jar Jar was such a handsome adorable boy, and so young. You must be heartbroken. My thoughts are with you big hugs.

25-09-2006, 05:32 PM
Oh Jane this is dreadful news. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and all the other bunnies hugs!


25-09-2006, 05:41 PM
Jane I am so sorry to have just read this terrible news :cry: I felt I knew Lord Lopsley, I can't believe what a bad time you are having at the moment.

25-09-2006, 05:55 PM
Jane, I am devastated to hear your sad news - binky free Lord Lopsley :( He knew nothing but love and kindness whilst he was with you, Janexx

25-09-2006, 06:10 PM
jane i am sooo sorry

binky free darlin lopsley x x

x HUGE HUGS to you Jane


Nicola C
25-09-2006, 06:32 PM
Oh no, Jane, I can't believe it. I am so sorry. I don't know what else to say, but I really am so sorry...
Thinking of you...
Nicola xxxxxx

25-09-2006, 07:22 PM
Jane, I've only just caught up with all this... I can't believe the little monster's gone. :cry: :cry: I'm thinking of you at this very sad time.

I loved hearing about his antics and crazy moments, like hanging off a tea towel on the washing line by his teeth, and climbing onto the neighbour's roof. I think everyone on the forum will miss his madness.

Binky free, Lopsley, get up to loads of mischief at the Bridge.


25-09-2006, 08:25 PM
Oh Jane I don't know what to say. :cry: I know words wont make you feel better right now but I'm so so sorry! Binkie free Lord Lopsley. Xx :cry: :cry:

25-09-2006, 08:49 PM
So so sorry to hear this news Jane. You give a wonderful home to all of your bunnies, and LL was very lucky to spend time with you.

26-09-2006, 08:28 AM
Jane, I can't believe it. You are such a special person, you don't deserve this. Much love. Claire x

26-09-2006, 05:30 PM
OMG Jane I just found out. I am so sorry. I can't even imagine. Please know that I'll be thinking about you.


26-09-2006, 05:32 PM
Because of the extremely shocking nature of my big baby Lop's demise (still cant take it in :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: ) Christabel is going to contact Frances Harcourt-Brown to see if she has ever encountered such an unusual and tragic case.
It wont bring my baby back but getting some answers MIGHT help me come to terms with things..... :cry: :cry:


26-09-2006, 05:51 PM
aw jane honey :cry: lets hope you can find some comfort in whatever is discovered. but know this; lord lopsley couldnt have had a more loving fun home than the one he had with you, and love lasts forever even if physical bodies are taken too soonxxx

26-09-2006, 06:15 PM
Jane I've only just caught up with this, I'm so dreadfully sorry, what shocking news :( I do hope ur OK xx

26-09-2006, 08:51 PM
OMG not Lord Lopsley :cry:
lots of hugs

27-09-2006, 06:24 PM
Any update Jane? And sorry for being so bloned, but who's Frances Harcourt-Brown? (read thisposting ages ago and didnt want 2 look stoopid by askin :oops: but it's been puzzlin me since)

27-09-2006, 06:29 PM
Frances Harcourt-Brown (otherwise known as FHB if you see that written anywhere :wink: ) is one of the country's top rabbit vets. She has written a book called 'textbook of rabbit medicine' and continues to take a keen interest in rabbit medicine :D

27-09-2006, 10:05 PM
Ah thanks - god I can't even spell blond

things are worse than I thought! :lol:

28-09-2006, 07:43 AM
Ah thanks - god I can't even spell blond

things are worse than I thought! :lol:

Blonde. :wink: :lol: