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    Little Boo, who’s almost 9 now, has been having a rough time lately. She’s been in stasis a couple of times within a week, the last time she was referred to D1ck vet. By that time she had a problem with her eye with the third eyelid showing and a white discharge. The vet thought it was caused by the bandage on her ear (for fluids) rubbing against her eye. She stayed at D1ck vet for 2 days, and had a ct scan. The scan showed slight arthritis. The only other symptom was a very low temperature on admission.

    She was sent home on Thursday, and seemed to be doing ok. I moved her and her partner Pippin indoors because Boo felt cold after being outside for a few hours.

    By Saturday she was a bit quieter again. On Sunday morning I noticed a slight white discharge from her eye again. By Monday morning the eyelid was swollen, and the eye was red with more white discharge. She was admitted to D1ck vet again because she hardly had any gut sounds again. The vet thought she would get home today.

    Unfortunately, Boo’s eye has continued to get worse overnight. They put dye in her eye which is now showing up all over her eye, and not just as the one or 2 ulcers. She has been checked for glaucoma, which was fine, if anything the pressure was a bit low. No sign of dry eye. They have done a tear duct flush during the day today, and a blood test for ec.

    They still aren’t sure what is causing the problem with her eye. She is on strong pain relief and is needing syringe fed. The eye specialist isn’t in till Thursday.

    I wondered if anyone had any thoughts? I don’t know if this has been building up and has been the cause of her stasis, or if it is totally unconnected.

    Sorry for such a long post. I have tried to miss out the details of all her vet visits before she went to D1ck vet. D1ck vet sent her home on metacam and ranitidine.
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    I don’t have any experience of this, so I can’t advise, but I’m sending lots of vibes xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedug View Post
    Little Boo, who’s almost 9 now, has been having a rough time lately. She’s been in stasis a couple of times within a week, the last time she was referred to D1ck vet. By that time she had a problem with her eye with the third eyelid showing and a white discharge. The vet thought it was caused by the bandage on her ear (for fluids) rubbing against her eye. She stayed at D1ck vet for 2 days, and had a ct scan. The scan showed slight arthritis. The only other symptom was a very low temperature on admission.

    She was sent home on Thursday, and seemed to be doing ok. I moved her and her partner Pippin indoors because Boo felt cold after being outside for a few hours.

    By Saturday she was a bit quieter again. On Sunday morning I noticed a slight white discharge from her eye again. By Monday morning the eyelid was swollen, and the eye was red with more white discharge. She was admitted to D1ck vet again because she hardly had any gut sounds again. The vet thought she would get home today.

    Unfortunately, Boo’s eye has continued to get worse overnight. They put dye in her eye which is now showing up all over her eye, and not just as the one or 2 ulcers. She has been checked for glaucoma, which was fine, if anything the pressure was a bit low. No sign of dry eye. They have done a tear duct flush during the day today, and a blood test for ec.

    They still aren’t sure what is causing the problem with her eye. She is on strong pain relief and is needing syringe fed. The eye specialist isn’t in till Thursday.

    I wondered if anyone had any thoughts? I don’t know if this has been building up and has been the cause of her stasis, or if it is totally unconnected.

    Sorry for such a long post. I have tried to miss out the details of all her vet visits before she went to D1ck vet. D1ck vet sent her home on metacam and ranitidine.
    Poor Boo I assume the CT scan included her head and a retrobulbar abscess has been ruled out ? Sometimes these can occur secondary to tooth root elongation

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    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Eye_dis...e_diseases.htm

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    Thank you both for replying. It was a full body ct, including her head. They have had a close look at her eye on the ct and nothing has shown up.

    Boo is doing a little better today, although the haemorrhage around the eye is still clearly visible, and it is still cloudy. They have decided to see how she goes without the injectable pain relief today. She is on antibiotic and anti inflammatory eye drops at only a couple of hours between doses. She has to stay in again today and see the eye specialist tomorrow. Depending on how she is doing, she might get home tomorrow. Pippin, her husbun, is having a great time eating everything and destroying his enclosure!

    They still have no idea what the cause is, except perhaps ec. I’m very greatful she is in D1ck vets so h is being seen by experts and can stay in the one place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedug View Post
    Thank you both for replying. It was a full body ct, including her head. They have had a close look at her eye on the ct and nothing has shown up.

    Boo is doing a little better today, although the haemorrhage around the eye is still clearly visible, and it is still cloudy. They have decided to see how she goes without the injectable pain relief today. She is on antibiotic and anti inflammatory eye drops at only a couple of hours between doses. She has to stay in again today and see the eye specialist tomorrow. Depending on how she is doing, she might get home tomorrow. Pippin, her husbun, is having a great time eating everything and destroying his enclosure!

    They still have no idea what the cause is, except perhaps ec. I’m very greatful she is in D1ck vets so h is being seen by experts and can stay in the one place.
    I really hope that she will respond to treatment and soon be well enough to come home xx


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    I forgot to update this. Boo got home on Thursday last week, with a diagnosis of anterior uveitis and secondary keratitis. She got worse for a couple of days then started to improve again. Her eye isn’t as bad as it originally was.

    She had a check up today again at D1ck vet. The 2 ec tests were clear so they are fairly confident it’s not ec. They were quite happy with her until they took her away for some tests. They said the pressure of her eye is the same as the other one, but there was too much pigmentation in her eye and they couldn’t rule out a melanoma. They want her to see the eye specialist again and will be in touch when they have something organised.

    In the meantime, her partner Pippin has started harassing her by chasing her away and not going anywhere near her. It’s as if he knows there is something wrong with her and doesn’t want her near him. I feel so sorry for her when she could do with some support. Her sight isn’t great now, with the bad eye still being cloudy and the good one having the start of a cataract.

    She’s to continue on her eye drops and have pain relief and gut stimulants as needed until her appointment.

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    Sorry to hear Boo has been having health problems recently, she’s certainly got the best care at D1ck vets though. I’ve also had one of my bunnies there over the last couple of months with an eye problem, they are very good Hope Boo is on the road to recovery soon and Pippin starts being a bit nicer to her again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedug View Post
    I forgot to update this. Boo got home on Thursday last week, with a diagnosis of anterior uveitis and secondary keratitis. She got worse for a couple of days then started to improve again. Her eye isn’t as bad as it originally was.

    She had a check up today again at D1ck vet. The 2 ec tests were clear so they are fairly confident it’s not ec. They were quite happy with her until they took her away for some tests. They said the pressure of her eye is the same as the other one, but there was too much pigmentation in her eye and they couldn’t rule out a melanoma. They want her to see the eye specialist again and will be in touch when they have something organised.

    In the meantime, her partner Pippin has started harassing her by chasing her away and not going anywhere near her. It’s as if he knows there is something wrong with her and doesn’t want her near him. I feel so sorry for her when she could do with some support. Her sight isn’t great now, with the bad eye still being cloudy and the good one having the start of a cataract.

    She’s to continue on her eye drops and have pain relief and gut stimulants as needed until her appointment.
    Poor Boo I hope that that it is not a melanoma. Sending lots more vibes xx


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    Boo had her check up today. The pigmentation is worse and an ultrasound showed thickening on part of her eye. They are fairly confident from the results of her tests that it is a tumour . Between us, we have decided that she goes back in 2 weeks for the tests to be repeated. If the results are the same, I need to decide whether to go for eye removal or palliative care.

    I’m not totally sure which to go for. She is 9 years old and I keep wondering if it is fair to put her through the op, but her blood tests came back good and the ct taken a couple of weeks ago showed no major problems.

    Has anyone else had an older bun go through eye removal? Did they cope ok? She has the start of a small cataract on the good eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedug View Post
    Boo had her check up today. The pigmentation is worse and an ultrasound showed thickening on part of her eye. They are fairly confident from the results of her tests that it is a tumour . Between us, we have decided that she goes back in 2 weeks for the tests to be repeated. If the results are the same, I need to decide whether to go for eye removal or palliative care.

    I’m not totally sure which to go for. She is 9 years old and I keep wondering if it is fair to put her through the op, but her blood tests came back good and the ct taken a couple of weeks ago showed no major problems.

    Has anyone else had an older bun go through eye removal? Did they cope ok? She has the start of a small cataract on the good eye.
    I had a 9 year old Bunny (Mr Bean) who had to have an eye removed due to Glaucoma that failed to respond to any other treatments. He came through tho op' with no problems at all and made a rapid and full recovery. He was also a lot happier as he was no longer in pain. He had no vision in the eye he had removed anyway, so he had already adapted to the loss of vision. I would say that if Boo's overall health is good then I'd opt for the eye removal. Very best wishes for whatever you decide xx


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