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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post

    Some of the Veg you are feeding can cause gas problems- all Veg from the brassica family in particular. Fresh herbs tend to be more gentle on the digestion, so perhaps you could try offering Siddi some of those instead of the Veg. Coriander is usually very popular. Fresh mint too.
    So should we try, Mint, Coriander, Watercress & Parsley along with wild growth like dandelion, bramble, plantain as Omi mentioned? See if anything takes his fancy?

    Thaaaank you!

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    Reading this paper, Siddi had a glucose count of 23 at his seizure, hadn't pooped for >3 days on the 5th may. However, he can now albeit at 1/3 size. Now he's back home, is it easy for a home visit vet to obtain a count? This has worried me massively!

    This is so stressful, just want the boy better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidditherabbit View Post
    Reading this paper, Siddi had a glucose count of 23 at his seizure, hadn't pooped for >3 days on the 5th may. However, he can now albeit at 1/3 size. Now he's back home, is it easy for a home visit vet to obtain a count? This has worried me massively!

    This is so stressful, just want the boy better.
    The Vet should be able to do a blood glucose test during a home visit as long as he/she brings a Blood Glucose monitor. But personally I'd want a full blood profile done to assess major organ function. The Liver in particular. So I'd want the Vet to take a blood sample to do this. Perhaps you could call the Vet to discuss this prior to the Home visit ?

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    Spoken to the vet, they can only do a full blood test at the local vet practice. (Only 3 streets away) Which again, would really creep him out.

    He has gone from the day of having the seizure to not being able to balance without using a wall, to running around, thumping, semi binkys, the odd charge from one end of the room to another when he is feeling good. (See his twitter profile) > images > https://twitter.com/sidditherabbit

    Surely, or rather hopefully that is a sign that he is feeling better within himself..? He has done these poops since he starting pooping again... On average 45-70 a day.

    https://t.co/P7ypkULqOg (Twitter link) - the ones on the left are old ones from his cage, his normal poops.

    I do agree about the bloodwork though, although they didn't take it after xrays didn't find a break or an obvious obstruction from what I gather..

    Problem is, Thursday his meds run out, what the hell are we going to do then?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidditherabbit View Post
    Spoken to the vet, they can only do a full blood test at the local vet practice. (Only 3 streets away) Which again, would really creep him out.

    He has gone from the day of having the seizure to not being able to balance without using a wall, to running around, thumping, semi binkys, the odd charge from one end of the room to another when he is feeling good. (See his twitter profile) > images > https://twitter.com/sidditherabbit

    Surely, or rather hopefully that is a sign that he is feeling better within himself..? He has done these poops since he starting pooping again... On average 45-70 a day.

    https://t.co/P7ypkULqOg (Twitter link) - the ones on the left are old ones from his cage, his normal poops.

    I do agree about the bloodwork though, although they didn't take it after xrays didn't find a break or an obvious obstruction from what I gather..

    Problem is, Thursday his meds run out, what the hell are we going to do then?!
    When the Vet does the home visit he/she may well prescribe more ongoing treatment. The Panacur certainly needs to continue for 28 days. The Vet may want other medication to continue for longer too. It does seem that Siddi is making some progress, albeit slow.

    Is he drinking a reasonable amount now ?

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    Yeah, he happily jumps over to his water bowl and drinks good levels day by day. Likewise, we have to bunny burrito him for his critcal care but we make that slightly runny and do 0.1/0.2 at a time to see if he spits it out and he gobbles it all up.

    He seems to eat more around 7pm which is 2 hours after his metacam and metoclopridmide, although phoning home this afternoon, he has eaten a few pellets and timothy hay by himself and the poops have started for the day.. Just need his normal sized ones to appear and I would think he really is on the mend, at the moment I'm just fearful because of what happened to him. I know it's unlikely now but we all know how rabbits can change, so that linear progress needs to keep happening day by day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidditherabbit View Post
    Yeah, he happily jumps over to his water bowl and drinks good levels day by day. Likewise, we have to bunny burrito him for his critcal care but we make that slightly runny and do 0.1/0.2 at a time to see if he spits it out and he gobbles it all up.

    He seems to eat more around 7pm which is 2 hours after his metacam and metoclopridmide, although phoning home this afternoon, he has eaten a few pellets and timothy hay by himself and the poops have started for the day.. Just need his normal sized ones to appear and I would think he really is on the mend, at the moment I'm just fearful because of what happened to him. I know it's unlikely now but we all know how rabbits can change, so that linear progress needs to keep happening day by day!
    Things certainly seem to be moving in the right direction. Hopefully over the next few days his output will continue to improve

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    The only fear is most of his meds are due to run out on Thurs night.

    We will still have Panacur for another 20+ days but they want him off the rest.

    We will have left over Metacam, Metoclopramide, Zantec and loads of Critical Care. Is it best to cold turkey him or to bring down his dosage post Thursday?

    Thank you so much for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidditherabbit View Post


    The only fear is most of his meds are due to run out on Thurs night.

    We will still have Panacur for another 20+ days but they want him off the rest.

    We will have left over Metacam, Metoclopramide, Zantec and loads of Critical Care. Is it best to cold turkey him or to bring down his dosage post Thursday?

    Thank you so much for your help!
    When is the Vet doing the home visit ? Only the Vet can advise you about the medication as it is 'prescription only'. I would want to ask the Vet if Siddi can remain on the prokinetics (Metoclopramide + Zantac) until his GI tract function is 100% back to normal.

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    The vet is doing 2 visits today, tomorrow and Thursday (working at home Weds) to assist with his CC feed/meds as I'm back at work.

    Good idea, I think that would be good for him, would a low dose of metacam be good as well? Just to make sure, if it's still painful for him in any way, there might be a time of day when a small dose can hopefully assist him to eat and continue to get the ignition going in his gut.

    Is there any risk to Siddi's health by prolonging these meds? Damage to Kidneys or Liver etc?

    The vet said we have two options at this stage prior to your point about continuing his meds for a bit, it's just to carry on when his course is meant to expire or if he has a bad couple of days to refer him to a specialist (Royal Vet College in Potters Bar is only 15 miles away). That is an absolute last resort / backup but just in case, however I will ask the vet about extra days of M + Z & possibly Metacam.

    Not that this should matter but we got in a very disputed insurance claim for him, in the end I have ended up paying for it all. As I've got savings from being at home, I will throw the kitchen sink at making sure my little fella gets the best quality of life as is possible at this point, his breed can live 12 years. In my mind, I want to make sure he gets those years!! My point is, we will not give up on him. He's such good progress now and we have our fingers crossed & praying it continues.

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