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    Any bun out there wirh any experience of HMD in continental giants please? Its not a deginite diagnosis, but an ultrasound tomorrow may confirm it. I am at my wit's end in fear. I didn't have the courage to ask the vet what the prognosis might be, if it is. She has seen me in tears too much this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebs and her bunnies View Post
    Any bun out there wirh any experience of HMD in continental giants please? Its not a deginite diagnosis, but an ultrasound tomorrow may confirm it. I am at my wit's end in fear. I didn't have the courage to ask the vet what the prognosis might be, if it is. She has seen me in tears too much this week.


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    The vet said it could be an inflammation in his heart membrane. I am sure she called it HMD. But then I am in such a state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebs and her bunnies View Post
    The vet said it could be an inflammation in his heart membrane. I am sure she called it HMD. But then I am in such a state.
    Could she have said HCM - 'Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy' ? This is when the wall of the heart is thickened.

    Or Myocarditis which is inflammation of the Heart Muscle.

    I have had several Rabbits who have been diagnosed with various Heart conditions, but I am not sure which one you are referring to by 'HMD'

    With many types of heart disease there are treatments that can be given. Whilst this will not cure the condition it can certainly buy the Rabbit more good quality time. Heart Disease does tend to be seen more in Giant Breeds, unfortunately x


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    I am going to see them tmw at the vet's(his best friend stays with him as they are so closely bonded). I will double check then. Thank you. I will update when I actually know and can thi k straight x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebs and her bunnies View Post
    Any bun out there wirh any experience of HMD in continental giants please? Its not a deginite diagnosis, but an ultrasound tomorrow may confirm it. I am at my wit's end in fear. I didn't have the courage to ask the vet what the prognosis might be, if it is. She has seen me in tears too much this week.

    Hi there Mebs.

    So sorry to hear of your worry with your giant.

    I should clarify with your vet all the details, as I am very reluctant to give you any info on what it might be until you know for sure.

    Knowing all the facts, including diagnosis and prognosis can take the worry out of a situation and we can then think more clearly.

    I shall be thinking of you both xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebs and her bunnies View Post
    I am going to see them tmw at the vet's(his best friend stays with him as they are so closely bonded). I will double check then. Thank you. I will update when I actually know and can thi k straight x
    I hope all goes as well as possible for your Big Boy. If a diagnosis of heart disease is made then it is not immediately the end of the road. All of my 'cardiac' Rabbits have done extremely well for a long time on treatment after diagnosis.

    I'll check back later to see if you have updated your thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebs and her bunnies View Post
    I am going to see them tmw at the vet's(his best friend stays with him as they are so closely bonded). I will double check then. Thank you. I will update when I actually know and can thi k straight x

    I will be waiting to hear and hope you can keep calm in the meantime. Hugs xx
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    It was HCM that he was being tested for. His heart membrane appears to be thickenrd and one of the chambers seems to be stretched. He is having Frusemide tonight as there is also some fluid showing. They are hoping that this will help and stop his stasis. His normal vet is in tomorrow and I will see her because I am visiting the buns every day. I am petrified. But the bit I don't understand is that he is on 2 x pain meds but still won't eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebs and her bunnies View Post
    It was HCM that he was being tested for. His heart membrane appears to be thickenrd and one of the chambers seems to be stretched. He is having Frusemide tonight as there is also some fluid showing. They are hoping that this will help and stop his stasis. His normal vet is in tomorrow and I will see her because I am visiting the buns every day. I am petrified. But the bit I don't understand is that he is on 2 x pain meds but still won't eat.
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/...cardiomyopathy

    Once the Frusemide kicks in your Boy will probably feel a lot more comfortable and then he may be more likely to want to eat. If he has fluid in his chest cavity that can make breathing hard work and Bunny can feel pretty rubbish as a result. Frusemide acts very quickly so hopefully the Vet will see an improvement this evening.

    Sending lots more vibes xx


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