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    Just come back from the vet for our second P injection - I have persuaded them to hopefully let me inject myself at home next week. The bad news is his eye does not look any better and is very dry with an infection inside and most likely under the eye.

    We are now looking at taking the eye out. Am I being selfish to put him through another operation? He has been very brave so far and I want to keep going because he is my mate but I donít want to make him suffer 😫

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBun View Post
    Just come back from the vet for our second P injection - I have persuaded them to hopefully let me inject myself at home next week. The bad news is his eye does not look any better and is very dry with an infection inside and most likely under the eye.

    We are now looking at taking the eye out. Am I being selfish to put him through another operation? He has been very brave so far and I want to keep going because he is my mate but I don’t want to make him suffer ��
    Aww, sorry to hear about his eye My bun coped really well with eye removal. I'd put my bun through another op unless he told me no (I think we know when they've had enough). I don't view it too differently to human medical complaints while their quality of life is good

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    I am sorry about your recent news. Regarding whether you should put him through another op is really only for you to answer, together with advice from your vet. You know him better than anyone and in particular you know how he copes with medical intervention from recent experience. I think he will make it clear if he's had enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBun View Post
    Just come back from the vet for our second P injection - I have persuaded them to hopefully let me inject myself at home next week. The bad news is his eye does not look any better and is very dry with an infection inside and most likely under the eye.

    We are now looking at taking the eye out. Am I being selfish to put him through another operation? He has been very brave so far and I want to keep going because he is my mate but I donít want to make him suffer 😫

    I'm sorry to ear this. Really upsetting for you

    I should discuss with your vet how he reacted to the latest anaesthetic, and whether there were any issues with him coming round at all. If you can keep the eye moisturised, then you may give him a little more time to get over the previous anaesthetic/operation. It's important his immune system is functioning as best as possible before having another op.

    Other than that, if he's strong and recovers well, then I would go for it
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    Hello Everyone. Thanks for the replies - this is what I wanted to hear I just didnít want to put my boy through too much.

    The wound from the abscess is healing nicely with no weeping or anything and everyone is surprised how well it has healed and how he has taken everything in his stride (I think he is a bit of a favourite at the vet as he comes when he is called and sits still when she asks him to to wash his eye and is very responsive). I am now injecting him at home with depocillin.

    We have an appointment on Monday to have the eye removed, hopefully after that he will begin to eat normally again and we can focus on helping him heal and fattening him up again.

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    I hope he continues to do well and the operation on Monday goes smoothly. Sending lots of vibes xx

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    Sending lots more vibes for him. It's good that you are able to inject at home. I hope that his operation on Monday goes well.

    He sounds like a super little character at the vets
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBun View Post
    Hello Everyone. Thanks for the replies - this is what I wanted to hear I just didnít want to put my boy through too much.

    The wound from the abscess is healing nicely with no weeping or anything and everyone is surprised how well it has healed and how he has taken everything in his stride (I think he is a bit of a favourite at the vet as he comes when he is called and sits still when she asks him to to wash his eye and is very responsive). I am now injecting him at home with depocillin.

    We have an appointment on Monday to have the eye removed, hopefully after that he will begin to eat normally again and we can focus on helping him heal and fattening him up again.

    You're amazing MrsBun. You've got the injections at home, that's fab, and now the little one doesn't have to keep going back to the vet for them.

    Also, having the eye out will make an enormous difference. Having been in your shoes, it should mean the eating picks up as the pain and discomfort goes away. Brave little lad, millions of vibes to you both xx
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    Sending vibes for Monday. Hope all goes well.

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    The vet just rang me at work and said that she had rung a specialist and they had said that they would not recommend the surgery as it is most likely an abscess behind the eye and that removing it would not solve the issue, they have cancelled the appointment for Monday.

    They have said that the only option at the moment is to hope that the penicillin will help it and that if it doesn't we will be looking at pts.

    Its a lot of highs and lows this rabbit business

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