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    Hi, I really don't know what to do, my precious baby, my bunny of 4,5 years old had nephrectomy because of the kidney stones. Vet said operation went really well, he woke up from anesthesia as planned. But he doesn't eat, everyday we go to vet where he receives critical care, pain relief meds, meds to get his git moving (Metoclopramide as I managed to read in this forum it has some bad some good reviews, but thats all could our vet offer as some of the medicine for rabbit is unavailable), but he's just refusing to eat. No pellets, no fresh veggies, no fruits, no hay, no fresh grass, nothings...I'm afraid I'm loosing my bunny. He moves around and he has quite a character, so he fights when trying to feed him, it's almost always brings me to tears as he just breaks syringes. He has power to fight but no wish to eat....I've cried out all of my tears for my baby bunny. I just don't know how else can I help him, vet is the best in our country working with rabbits and tries to do everything in his power. On one side I want to do everything to help him live, but on the other side I don't want to stress him out and make his last days worse if it's the way it's gonna be.....I'm just loosing it and don't know what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vvovere View Post
    Hi, I really don't know what to do, my precious baby, my bunny of 4,5 years old had nephrectomy because of the kidney stones. Vet said operation went really well, he woke up from anesthesia as planned. But he doesn't eat, everyday we go to vet where he receives critical care, pain relief meds, meds to get his git moving (Metoclopramide as I managed to read in this forum it has some bad some good reviews, but thats all could our vet offer as some of the medicine for rabbit is unavailable), but he's just refusing to eat. No pellets, no fresh veggies, no fruits, no hay, no fresh grass, nothings...I'm afraid I'm loosing my bunny. He moves around and he has quite a character, so he fights when trying to feed him, it's almost always brings me to tears as he just breaks syringes. He has power to fight but no wish to eat....I've cried out all of my tears for my baby bunny. I just don't know how else can I help him, vet is the best in our country working with rabbits and tries to do everything in his power. On one side I want to do everything to help him live, but on the other side I don't want to stress him out and make his last days worse if it's the way it's gonna be.....I'm just loosing it and don't know what to do.
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    I am sorry to hear that your Bunny is not doing too well post nephrectomy. Is he receiving fluid therapy (fluids administered intravenously) ? I think this would be an essential. Also, is a medication called Ranitidine (AKA Zantac) available in your country ?. Ranitidine is a medication that protects the stomach from ulceration which can occur if Bunny is not eating and stomach ulceration is also a side effect of some analgesics eg Meloxicam. Do you know the name of the pain relief Medication your Bunny is having ? Ranitidine also has prokinetic effects on the lower GI tract-ie it increases the motility of the GI tract. It can be beneficial to be given alongside Metoclopramide, which works on the upper GI tract.
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    Sending lots of vibes for your bunny xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
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    I am sorry to hear that your Bunny is not doing too well post nephrectomy. Is he receiving fluid therapy (fluids administered intravenously) ? I think this would be an essential. Also, is a medication called Ranitidine (AKA Zantac) available in your country ?. Ranitidine is a medication that protects the stomach from ulceration which can occur if Bunny is not eating and stomach ulceration is also a side effect of some analgesics eg Meloxicam. Do you know the name of the pain relief Medication your Bunny is having ? Ranitidine also has prokinetic effects on the lower GI tract-ie it increases the motility of the GI tract. It can be beneficial to be given alongside Metoclopramide, which works on the upper GI tract.


    Yes Ranitidinum N100 available, I will ask my vet today what dose usage we should try. I will ask the name of the pain medication. He's receiving fluids under skin, but we talked that he'll probably need intravenously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    Sending lots of vibes for your bunny xx
    Thank you, I hope he will get well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vvovere View Post
    Yes Ranitidinum N100 available, I will ask my vet today what dose usage we should try. I will ask the name of the pain medication. He's receiving fluids under skin, but we talked that he'll probably need intravenously.
    Yes, IV fluids may be more beneficial than subcutaneous fluids given his very debilitated state. Giving medication IV may be preferable too. I really hope your Bunny can recover x
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    Again vet looked the stomach, it looks good, not dry. Urine sample gives good results after operation, blood test also gives truly better results than before the operation. We are on Ranitidum from this evening, we'll see how we are gonna go from there. Next week we have scheduled echoscopy 10day after operation and blood test again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vvovere View Post
    Again vet looked the stomach, it looks good, not dry. Urine sample gives good results after operation, blood test also gives truly better results than before the operation. We are on Ranitidum from this evening, we'll see how we are gonna go from there. Next week we have scheduled echoscopy 10day after operation and blood test again.
    Things are sounding a little more positive and I hope this continues x
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    Sending you and your bunny some positive vibes. Your bunny may just need a little more time and supportive care to recover from his operation.
    Your post brought back some memories because I had a bunny who would almost bite the tip of the syringe completely off when I gave him critical care.

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    Topping up the vibes for your bunny xx

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