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    Default Thumper's not very well today

    but we've caught it early so finger's crossed.

    Gave her some pain relief this morning and left it an hour before taking her to the vet, who administered further meds via injection.

    Got home, was instructed to give half a syringe of Recovery every 2 hours starting as soon as we got home. I gave her a second dose at 2pm. However, she had been eating hay once we arrived back home as well, so that was good. She has pooped but it's quite wet looking although not actually runny, so obviously I'll keep my eye on that. Vet initially advised to keep her indoors because it's warmer, but then agreed that as the shed is between 20 and 25 degrees, bunnies could go into their preferred environment but I've had to shut the tunnel off to keep them in the shed and to stop any draughts.

    However, now I've manhandled Thumper, she hates me so each time I go to check on her she stops whatever she's doing and hunkers down, so I don't actually know if she's improving or not! Hubby's not here (he's 'good cop' ) as he's at work so it's difficult now. Vet said that if she's not improved come 4pm she wants her back in.

    Not sure what to do other than to send the kids in instead, or one of them at least, see if they can get her to eat.

    It's stuffed my day right up to be honest, which is really annoying. Was going to spend time with my parents, then take the kids for an ice-cream by the sea given the last 3 weeks' weather's been naff. So much for that plan, eh? It won't be long before they go back to school/college and it'll be "what did you do in the holidays, kids?" "nothing. literally, nothing".

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    Vibes for Thumper. Xxx

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    Poor Thumper, I hope she will soon be feeling better xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    but we've caught it early so finger's crossed.

    Gave her some pain relief this morning and left it an hour before taking her to the vet, who administered further meds via injection.

    Got home, was instructed to give half a syringe of Recovery every 2 hours starting as soon as we got home. I gave her a second dose at 2pm. However, she had been eating hay once we arrived back home as well, so that was good. She has pooped but it's quite wet looking although not actually runny, so obviously I'll keep my eye on that. Vet initially advised to keep her indoors because it's warmer, but then agreed that as the shed is between 20 and 25 degrees, bunnies could go into their preferred environment but I've had to shut the tunnel off to keep them in the shed and to stop any draughts.

    However, now I've manhandled Thumper, she hates me so each time I go to check on her she stops whatever she's doing and hunkers down, so I don't actually know if she's improving or not! Hubby's not here (he's 'good cop' ) as he's at work so it's difficult now. Vet said that if she's not improved come 4pm she wants her back in.

    Not sure what to do other than to send the kids in instead, or one of them at least, see if they can get her to eat.

    It's stuffed my day right up to be honest, which is really annoying. Was going to spend time with my parents, then take the kids for an ice-cream by the sea given the last 3 weeks' weather's been naff. So much for that plan, eh? It won't be long before they go back to school/college and it'll be "what did you do in the holidays, kids?" "nothing. literally, nothing".

    Oh no Angie

    Vibes for poorly Thumper ... How's she doing now? xx

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    Thank you all.

    Sadly, although she'd tried to eat and had "produced" she still evidently wasn't very well and was lying down, so come 4pm I let her into the garden thinking the extra space and being away from me might help. It didn't - all she did was lie down. So back to the vet we went.

    Although there were extra gut sounds, which was good, Thumper was quite cool, which was not good, so they've kept her in (and Coco) and I'm to pick her up at 6:45 but with a very real possibility of taking her to Middlesbrough (about 8 miles away) to Vets Now, which is the overnight vets as unfortunately our vets have stopped doing overnight residents. But fingers crossed (again) that once warm and with saline inside her (I assume they'll put her on a drip) she'll improve and can just come home instead. Only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    Thank you all.

    Sadly, although she'd tried to eat and had "produced" she still evidently wasn't very well and was lying down, so come 4pm I let her into the garden thinking the extra space and being away from me might help. It didn't - all she did was lie down. So back to the vet we went.

    Although there were extra gut sounds, which was good, Thumper was quite cool, which was not good, so they've kept her in (and Coco) and I'm to pick her up at 6:45 but with a very real possibility of taking her to Middlesbrough (about 8 miles away) to Vets Now, which is the overnight vets as unfortunately our vets have stopped doing overnight residents. But fingers crossed (again) that once warm and with saline inside her (I assume they'll put her on a drip) she'll improve and can just come home instead. Only time will tell.
    I'm sorry that she's still poorly. Lots more vibes being sent xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    Thank you all.

    Sadly, although she'd tried to eat and had "produced" she still evidently wasn't very well and was lying down, so come 4pm I let her into the garden thinking the extra space and being away from me might help. It didn't - all she did was lie down. So back to the vet we went.

    Although there were extra gut sounds, which was good, Thumper was quite cool, which was not good, so they've kept her in (and Coco) and I'm to pick her up at 6:45 but with a very real possibility of taking her to Middlesbrough (about 8 miles away) to Vets Now, which is the overnight vets as unfortunately our vets have stopped doing overnight residents. But fingers crossed (again) that once warm and with saline inside her (I assume they'll put her on a drip) she'll improve and can just come home instead. Only time will tell.

    Yes I hope they had her on a drip and monitored her blood glucose Angie.

    Sorry to hear she's still unwell

    Loads of vibes for her xx

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    Sending lots of vibes for her xx

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    Poor Thumper Sending lots of vibes for her.

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    Thank you again x

    Sadly, she's now at the overnight vets as yes, they've had her on a drip, and a heat pad as she's been so cold, but she can't get warm. Her glucose is through the roof at 28, but had dropped to 25 by the time I picked her up at 6:45. The vets generally don't worry about glucose at 12 or less, so it is alarmingly high. Her guts are still quite noisy, but she just can't get comfy or warm, and won't eat. I got her to take the Recovery but she spat it out when the vet nurses gave it to her, naughty bun, but Gabby (the emergency vet nurse who used to work at our local practice until she moved) found that mildly amusing - that I could do something the nurses couldn't!

    Anyway, they'll keep her overnight, feed her (or try to!), put her back on the drip and keep an eye on her glucose, and try and warm her up.

    I've been invited to phone before I go to bed and they'll ring and wake me if they need to. But hopefully I'll just pick her up at 7.30 in the morning. Well actually it's them because Coco's gone too, but for free food and lodgings only . And probably to irritate the nurses by chewing through Thumper's drip/s!

    I'm quite tired, missed the junction off the A66 on the way out which didn't help so went a few miles out of my way but luckily corrected myself easily without panicking (there's a first, but just don't replay the dash cam!) but was quite upset on the journey back and once home, which took me by surprise. I need my bed I think.

    So I'm signing off to have a soak and then an early night given I have to be up at 7.

    Fingers/paws crossed she's okay and can come home in the morning and not back to our local vet.

    My girls Coco and Thumper (respectively)

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