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    Lots and lots of vibes being sent xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    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.

    Really really hoping and praying for a good outcome here

    I wonder whether your vet/emergency vet has identified what's going on - i.e. whether blockage/gas etc ...?

    I hope you have a good night Angie, knowing she's in good hands. Sleep well xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    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.
    28 Oh dear

    I really hope that she has made it through the night. You must be worried sick

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    Sending lots more vibes for Thumper.

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    Hope Thumper has had a good night . Sending vibes x
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    Thinking of you, and Thumper, hope things have improved during the night xxx
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    Hoping Thumper has turned a corner this morning.

    Loads of Get Well soon wishes being sent xxx

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    How's Thumper this morning Angie?

    How are you doing? x

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    Good morning all and thank you for your lovely messages x

    Good news! Thumper is well and is home and I'm calm and happy again although a bit tired - had a snooze once I'd settled the rabbits back in.

    I did phone before I went to bed at 11.30 and things were looking good then with her glucose coming down and her temperature going up, and it continued throughout the night and this morning everything was back to normal, thank goodness. "Output" was back to normal, as was "input" and the nurse made me laugh because apparently every time she went in to check on her, Thumper wasn't eating so when she went back in armed with a syringe full of Recovery, Thumper started to madly eat hay like "okay, okay, I'm eating!!" Also, at one point when they took Thumper out to check her glucose, Coco went nuts, thumping the floor of the cage like mad and running about, and when they put Thumper back, Coco was all over her, licking her face, kinda like asking if she was okay. How sweet is that?

    They're both shattered now though, and don't trust me at all, didn't even come in to the shed from the run when I rattled the treat box - I had to give them a treat through the safety of the bars of the run where the know darned well I can't physically touch them!

    They're very sleepy as they've probably not slept last night, so I'll leave them be today on the whole, just peek at them. Thumper is eating - she took a mint leaf off me (she didn't yesterday which was alarming as she LOVES fresh mint) and she did eat her treat via the bars, so she is okay (so far). But it'll take a couple of days for them to trust me again I think.

    Don't know what caused it other than during the early hours of yesterday morning there was a cat fight just outside the front of our house, that's the only thing I can think of. Could be coincidence of course, but who knows.

    As an aside, I have noticed on the printout from the emergency vet they've charged 60 for looking after Coco last night, I've not noticed that before (maybe they have, maybe they haven't). I just hope the insurance cough up given she wasn't actually ill, simply along for the ride/company. Also, I've made an automatic 1 donation to the Pet Blood Bank - without being asked. I think that's a bit of a cheek, to be honest. Had they asked I would have said yes, of course, but to shove it on without being asked I think is rude. Plus they charge 15 to fill in the insurance claim form, which I know from previous experience the insurance doesn't cover, obviously. So if they won't cover Coco either that's 76 I'll have to find, which is rather a lot of money. Hopefully, they will. My vet doesn't stick these charges on and when I mentioned the admin fee to the nurse (I didn't know about the other charges at this point as it was yesterday), she said her vet doesn't charge for that either. Oh well. They made her better, I guess that's the main point. But it's still a lot of money for the bit of hay that Coco ate, isn't it?

    My girls Coco and Thumper (respectively)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    Good morning all and thank you for your lovely messages x

    Good news! Thumper is well and is home and I'm calm and happy again although a bit tired - had a snooze once I'd settled the rabbits back in.

    I did phone before I went to bed at 11.30 and things were looking good then with her glucose coming down and her temperature going up, and it continued throughout the night and this morning everything was back to normal, thank goodness. "Output" was back to normal, as was "input" and the nurse made me laugh because apparently every time she went in to check on her, Thumper wasn't eating so when she went back in armed with a syringe full of Recovery, Thumper started to madly eat hay like "okay, okay, I'm eating!!" Also, at one point when they took Thumper out to check her glucose, Coco went nuts, thumping the floor of the cage like mad and running about, and when they put Thumper back, Coco was all over her, licking her face, kinda like asking if she was okay. How sweet is that?

    They're both shattered now though, and don't trust me at all, didn't even come in to the shed from the run when I rattled the treat box - I had to give them a treat through the safety of the bars of the run where the know darned well I can't physically touch them!

    They're very sleepy as they've probably not slept last night, so I'll leave them be today on the whole, just peek at them. Thumper is eating - she took a mint leaf off me (she didn't yesterday which was alarming as she LOVES fresh mint) and she did eat her treat via the bars, so she is okay (so far). But it'll take a couple of days for them to trust me again I think.

    Don't know what caused it other than during the early hours of yesterday morning there was a cat fight just outside the front of our house, that's the only thing I can think of. Could be coincidence of course, but who knows.

    As an aside, I have noticed on the printout from the emergency vet they've charged 60 for looking after Coco last night, I've not noticed that before (maybe they have, maybe they haven't). I just hope the insurance cough up given she wasn't actually ill, simply along for the ride/company. Also, I've made an automatic 1 donation to the Pet Blood Bank - without being asked. I think that's a bit of a cheek, to be honest. Had they asked I would have said yes, of course, but to shove it on without being asked I think is rude. Plus they charge 15 to fill in the insurance claim form, which I know from previous experience the insurance doesn't cover, obviously. So if they won't cover Coco either that's 76 I'll have to find, which is rather a lot of money. Hopefully, they will. My vet doesn't stick these charges on and when I mentioned the admin fee to the nurse (I didn't know about the other charges at this point as it was yesterday), she said her vet doesn't charge for that either. Oh well. They made her better, I guess that's the main point. But it's still a lot of money for the bit of hay that Coco ate, isn't it?
    Well I am very relieved that Thumper pulled through But as for the additional charges made by your Vets....................

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