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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    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
    Have you been able to visit Axl ? I am just wondering if you would be able to better assess his demeanour if you were able to do so. I have know hospitalised Rabbits who have actually taken hand fed food from their owner during a visit when previously all other foods had been refused.

    I hope that things may have changed for the better overnight, but whatever happens and whatever decision you make you have my support, for what it's worth x

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    Roxy - we would be very keen to have him home if we could however with two full time jobs, no annual leave etc we can't support the two hourly syringe feeds etc at this time. If this had been different timing wise i.e. Closer to the weekend then I would have taken him home for sat and Sunday when at least one of us was around to support him. Unfortunately the vets didn't feel that was appropriate yesterday/day before as they wanted to try and stabilise him abit first. He is definitely on emeprid and ranitidine, and I think something else, along with antibiotics, IV fluids and pain relief

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    Roxy - we would be very keen to have him home if we could however with two full time jobs, no annual leave etc we can't support the two hourly syringe feeds etc at this time. If this had been different timing wise i.e. Closer to the weekend then I would have taken him home for sat and Sunday when at least one of us was around to support him. Unfortunately the vets didn't feel that was appropriate yesterday/day before as they wanted to try and stabilise him abit first. He is definitely on emeprid and ranitidine, and I think something else, along with antibiotics, IV fluids and pain relief
    I can understand that. Luckily my job is very flexible and I can swap and change my hours but my o/h is in exactly the same position as you.
    Has there been any improvement this morning? Xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    Roxy - we would be very keen to have him home if we could however with two full time jobs, no annual leave etc we can't support the two hourly syringe feeds etc at this time. If this had been different timing wise i.e. Closer to the weekend then I would have taken him home for sat and Sunday when at least one of us was around to support him. Unfortunately the vets didn't feel that was appropriate yesterday/day before as they wanted to try and stabilise him abit first. He is definitely on emeprid and ranitidine, and I think something else, along with antibiotics, IV fluids and pain relief

    You must feel powerless and completely in the hands of the specialist. Which is good, of course, but he's your rabbit ..

    When is your review with the specialist?

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    So it seems that there has been a miraculous turn around - we have poo! And eating! Hurrah! The nurses have described him as 'having attitude' - We can pick him up tomorrow! Didn't get to talk to the vet directly but I have a long list of questions for him tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    So it seems that there has been a miraculous turn around - we have poo! And eating! Hurrah! The nurses have described him as 'having attitude' - We can pick him up tomorrow! Didn't get to talk to the vet directly but I have a long list of questions for him tomorrow

    The most amazing news

    I am so glad he can come home

    I bet your list of questions will stretch out the door - better book a double appointment slot for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    So it seems that there has been a miraculous turn around - we have poo! And eating! Hurrah! The nurses have described him as 'having attitude' - We can pick him up tomorrow! Didn't get to talk to the vet directly but I have a long list of questions for him tomorrow
    Wonderful news !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    So it seems that there has been a miraculous turn around - we have poo! And eating! Hurrah! The nurses have described him as 'having attitude' - We can pick him up tomorrow! Didn't get to talk to the vet directly but I have a long list of questions for him tomorrow
    Fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    So it seems that there has been a miraculous turn around - we have poo! And eating! Hurrah! The nurses have described him as 'having attitude' - We can pick him up tomorrow! Didn't get to talk to the vet directly but I have a long list of questions for him tomorrow
    Hearing this brought tears of joy to my eyes.

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    I'm so so pleased that he's better! My list for the vet runs at about 15 questions at the moment - oopsy!

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