When hand feeding Critical care it contains so much water that it takes a lot of hand feeding to get several poos, so I am not surprised your bunny is not making a lot of poo.
Of course your bunny had chest involvement so you and your vet will have to decide if the chest infection caused him to stop eating and determine if he will resume eating on his own once antibiotics get the infection under control.
The good news is your bunny is still passing poos, even though they are sparse do to his not eating on his own.
Sending you some positive vibes that he will turn a corner soon.
Thank you for asking everyone
Unfortunately we seem to be in a position whereby Axl is getting no worse but also no better. When the vet called this morning there had been no change in his eating or pooing so we are in limbo at the moment. He is still not eating by himself in any acceptable quantities - it is now 8 days since his stasis started and 6 since he last ate a decent amount of his own choosing.
If I could be at home I would be tempted to ask to have him at home for a while and see if a familiar environment helps him to pick up but unfortunately that is not possible right now.
I was really hoping that he would pick with specialist support - It is hard to know what is the best decision right now tbh
Last edited by JackieS; 12-03-2017 at 03:37 PM.
Specialists advice was to review the situation tomorrow before making any other plans as by this point Axl would have had 3 days of antibiotics
I suspect we are reaching the point where we are advised that we've nowhere else to go. I'm not sure continuing would be in Axls best interests after all he's been through in the last week if there is no marked improvement soon. If he had been making progress, albeit slow then I would be happy to continue but we appear to be at the same point we were 5 days ago. I don't want him to suffer....or prolong his life for the sake of it.
I can't deny the cost concerns me too - he is insured but we are almost at the limit of our insurance (£1500). To some degre money is no object to making him better, when we got rabbits we knew what we were getting ourselves into with regards to how much they cost! We are happy, and able, to top up the additional costs, But seeing the costs mount up when you are seeing as little progress is hard....especially when there seems no end in sight
Last edited by JackieS; 12-03-2017 at 07:53 PM.
When Sy was admitted our vet noticed that he was getting fiestier by the day but he wouldn't eat anything by himself until we decided to bring him home. The first day he was very quiet but by day 2 he had picked up a little and was starting to nibble on bits of hay.
I've already said that he was on a fair amount of gut meds but do you know what sort of meds he is being given? Xx
Last edited by roxyroller88; 12-03-2017 at 11:24 PM.