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Thread: Now Gnasher is ill (Matilda's partner)- being put to sleep tonight

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    Sending vibes and hoping he remains comfortable.x

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    I'm so sorry to hear about Gnasher. Is he taking a diuretic and heart meds?

    So long as you can manage the symptoms and his heart gets under control he should be able to manage well.
    I do hope so

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    Thanks for the responses, unfortunately my vet has said it's time to let him go and I do agree with him . I am just so gutted, I had him at home last night as a final good bye and he's pent the last three days in the vets. The diuretic injection has to be given every 8 hours, but within the hour his lungs are filling back up again meaning he is well for as little as 20 minutes and even when he is well he's not moving around just not squinting and looks more alert.

    The heart meds have had little to no affect at all, although they are very hard to give as he is mouth breathing. My vet contacted an expert as need meds, etc and even the expert said that he should have had some response, but he's just getting worse.

    I was going to let him go this morning but couldn't do it, he's in the vets but they have to drain his lungs again (that's three days running) and he's had the fluid tested just in case there was something bacterial in there but nothing.

    He's just not responding to anything and I honestly think he is dying of a broken heart . He' a different rabbit, he used to bite and attack, he was horrid, you couldn't even handle him without thick gloves, but not biting no nothing, just sits there breathing heavily
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    sorry to hear this x
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    so very very sorry
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    Really sorry. It just shows how they can manage/hide serious health problems whilst happy with a companion but they become too much for them when they are grieving.

    So sorry his condition has become so bad so fast.
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    Thank you

    This is what my vets said, he honestly reckons he's had it for a while and he has displayed no symptoms. Even my vet nurse from my vets stays when I go away, she has been on lots of rabbit courses (she's mad about buns too) and never spotted anything. He has gone downhill so quick it's unbelievable, he will eat a bit of veg, but he just wants to lie down and do nothing

    I am hoping they are going to say he's getting better at the vets today, but know in my heart he's not going to
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    So very sorry xx

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    I am sorry Tree
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    That's heartbreaking I'm so sorry xx


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