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    Lola had her right ear flushed today as a big lump was felt at the base of her ear when she went for vaccination. She has had an x-ray and sadly surgery seems the only option to solve it properly. But, the x-ray showed calcification which the vet hasn't seen before and has sent to a Specialist for opinion on whether it will affect the plans for surgery.

    Anyone have any wisdom or experience in this regard?

    I'm also being taught to inject when I collect her *gulp*
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    No experience re the 'calcification' but I hope that if surgery remains an option it will go well.

    I find giving injection to be far less stressful for both me and the Bunny than giving meds orally. I am sure you'll be fine doing injections xx


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    I don’t have any experience of this, but I’m sending lots of vibes xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    Lola had her right ear flushed today as a big lump was felt at the base of her ear when she went for vaccination. She has had an x-ray and sadly surgery seems the only option to solve it properly. But, the x-ray showed calcification which the vet hasn't seen before and has sent to a Specialist for opinion on whether it will affect the plans for surgery.

    Anyone have any wisdom or experience in this regard?

    I'm also being taught to inject when I collect her *gulp*
    Hello,

    I don't personnally have experience with ear problems, but I know a rabbit who had an unidentified problem which litteraly 'ate' the inside of his ear (the tympanum, the tissues and bones around it). He had to have all of the inside of his ear removed. It went really well and he recovered fine from it. Also, as I know surgery on a rabbit is always scary even if we know it happens often nowadays : I just got two 5 years old doe spayed, one of whom had a huge cyst and had to be opened with an enormous incision, and I was super scared but they're both fine.
    Good luck, I hope everything goes well for Lola!

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    I have no experience with a calcified ear canal but my bridge bun Finley had double ear surgery for ear base abcess and he did really well
    Good luck
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    Hi BB,

    Might be what my Charlie bear had. His ear canal was completely closed so there was no where for the ear wax to get out and caused a big lump at the base of his ear. He had the surgery where he had a permanent hole in the base of his ear which I had to keep opening by cleaning and not let it scab over. He handled the surgery very well and was a lot happy after he had recovered. I may have some piccies somewhere. It looks worse than I expected it to look - it was quite horrific looking!

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    Charlie after the op

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    Thank you for the feedback everyone. The specialist has had a look at her x-ray and the calcification won't hinder surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loobers25 View Post
    Charlie after the op

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    Thanks for this.

    During FHB's lectures we saw some videos of her cutting the abscess out of the ear canal, which, I assume is the surgery Lolly is having. Seeing it in videos or photos though is different to seeing it on your own bunny. She's such a wonderful little flower but shakes when on the vet table so I'm really upset for her going through this.
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    You must be so worried when will she be having the operation?

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