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    So my 5 year old mini rex was just spayed yesterday. Got home, seemed fine - drank a lot and ate a bit, then started to look more in pain, wouldn't eat and was lying down a lot.

    Took her back to the vet this morning. Vet
    thought she was going into stasis and gave injected painkiller, antibiotic and fluids. If she hadn't eaten by this evening i was to force feed.

    Got home, the painkiller made her drowsy but she ate some baby food and hay. Her temp was slightly low so she was on a heat pad all day but she just continued downhill - wouldn't drink, shaking and panting and became even more limp. I thought she was going to die so took her back to the vet this evening. Vet said there was movement in her bowels but gave more painkillers and some critical care to force feed her.

    Now home, she's lying limp, is obviously in discomfort, can barely move and just looks generally awful. I tried feeding her the critical care but she won't swallow it and just let's it sit in her mouth. Her stomach is distended but fairly soft with some larger lumps in there. She basically hasn't pooped since surgery so i'm getting really worried.

    This is nothing like stasis she's had in the past.. maybe it's because she's just had surgery and is drugged up? Unless it's something more serious like bloat? Although the bloating doesn't even feel as bad as it has in the past - it's just how she's acting that's got me so worried! I'm genuinely scared she's about to die any minute, so i'd really appreciate any advice or experiences from other people. Thanks!

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    I'm sorry your little one is so ill. I'm not good on health & only one experience of spaying so hoping someone knowledgeable will be along shortly. Do you know what painkiller she was given - metacam is usually well tolerated but some buns get very drowsy on others (they do need stronger than metacam sometimes)

    Vibes for your bunny.

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    Because it's so difficult for us to assess your bunny online I recommend taking her to the vets and having her admitted as an emergency where nurses will be able to give her critical care and nursing until she's more stable.
    Considering its been 24hrs and there has been no faeces, I would want her admitted for around the clock care and monitoring.

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    The vet this evening offered to hospitalise her to give her fluids but said it wasn't critical as she wasn't dehydrated. It seemed to me that there's not much they can do so I opted to take her home and we've arranged to go back in the morning

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    It sounds to me as though her painkiller is making her drowsy and therefore she will not take the critical care. Do you know what painkiller she was given?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    It sounds to me as though her painkiller is making her drowsy and therefore she will not take the critical care. Do you know what painkiller she was given?
    I think it was metacam.. They were both injections. Yeah she tried to walk just there but was stumbling too much so maybe that's the main reason. It's just this behaviour paired with the no pooping that's really concerning me.

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    Sending lots of vibes for your poorly bun, he they can get her temp up and in courage her to eat xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by laaurie View Post
    I think it was metacam.. They were both injections. Yeah she tried to walk just there but was stumbling too much so maybe that's the main reason. It's just this behaviour paired with the no pooping that's really concerning me.
    Sorry thought she was admitted, have you tried encouraging eating with herbs or forage etc, I'd leave some critical care in a bowl near her, I used to do that with !you bun when she came home for on dentals along with bits of herbs etc is she still not taking critical care by syringe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    It sounds to me as though her painkiller is making her drowsy and therefore she will not take the critical care. Do you know what painkiller she was given?
    Actually, it wasn't metacam, sorry i got confused. I can't remember what it was :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mini lop1 View Post
    Sorry thought she was admitted, have you tried encouraging eating with herbs or forage etc, I'd leave some critical care in a bowl near her, I used to do that with !you bun when she came home for on dentals along with bits of herbs etc is she still not taking critical care by syringe?
    Thank you!

    I've been trying to feed her just about every possible thing all day, she's just not taking anything I think some of the critical care is going down but it's hard to tell
    Last edited by laaurie; 17-05-2017 at 09:49 PM.

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