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    Default Lopsy's ongoing issues thread U/D p72 PTS :(

    Thought I'd start my new thread with some wise advice.

    My pet sitter/best mate commenting on my report of Lopsy's vet follow-up this morning: "if your rabbit is well enough to be a [rhymes with thickhead], your rabbit is well enough." Vet reported him having 'full range of movement' which he was using to good effect XD Definite bunnitude today He even thumped while we were waiting, he's never done that before, except at the emergency vets, not with me there!

    He is well enough, he's lost a lot of weight and now weighs under 2kgs (was 2.3 at last weigh-in on 24th August): he did feel a bit light in the carrier. I suspect the lack of fresh forage hasn't helped. I also suspect this batch of hay is No Good really and so I might consign it to boxes for winter litter tray stuffing etc. I'll try them on other hay first (J&B's given me some of her Artisan Hay so we'll see what they think later today) and keep an eye on his weight myself for a bit. He's probably maintained the weight from his emergency vet weekend when he wasn't really eating but not put anything back on. He has no problems (that i've seen) eating, weeing, pooing, drinking. He's got nice poos today actually He's moving a lot freer than even a week ago. No binkies yet, and he's not reaching quite all the way up for bramble, but more than he was in the 2-3 weeks leading up to his first appointment. He's still chewing a lot, but so is Chibbs, so I've put it down to me just not really noticing quite so much before. It's not loud (not that it really was before) and not the same sort of rough movements, they both just run around chewing after eating forage, so I guess they're just making sure the last bits are down while they have a bit of a look around and then back to the food pile

    He's taking his metacam on pellets twice a day and I'm reluctant to change away from pellets until he's got his weight thing sorted.

    He did eat a fenugreek crunchie this morning so he's definitely almost back to normal He also escaped on Matt which was totally expected this morning XD Matt wanted to help and get Lopsy in the carrier, which was straightforward as he wants pellets in the morning now, but Lopsy finished them really quick and went for a wander as he could get round the sides (we shove the carrier up to the hutch bottom level in this case). Matt came in for more pellets, thinking he'd shut the hutch door but he'd only pushed it to, so as soon as Lopsy was dealt with, Chibbs came out for a runaround Lopsy had enough pellets to keep his mouth occupied while Matt dealt with her and then the carrier was closed and normal service was resumed XD
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    Sending vibes the change in hay will help with weight gain. Mine sometimes dislike a batch of hay for no obvious reasons.

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    Glad Lopsy is doing ok and taking his meds, despite the weight loss. Hope the pellets help him to put a bit back on. Naughty Chibbs
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    Good he is doing well atm. My guess is he'll pick the forage out & ignore the hay

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    Topping up the weight gain vibes from here.

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    I'm glad Lopsy's doing well enough and moving more freely, and that he enjoyed his fenugreek crunchie! Good for him for escaping, too. Don't make things too easy for the humans, Lopsy. I hope he'll gain his weight back with the help of his pellets.
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    Rhymes with thickhead!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Rhymes with thickhead!!!!
    Doesn't help that that's my usual Call to Pellets, 'Oi [rhymes with thickheads]!'

    Lopsy's still fine, but losing weight, he now looks underweight. I've caught him 'chewing' (making saliva to swallow) and 'retching' again, but with much less urgency than the first time, which makes me think there might be something obstructing the back of his mouth, top of his throat etc. Could be a foreign object stuck, teeth issues, ominous lump... He's off to the vets tomorrow morning but I doubt we'll get anywhere without a scan of some sort.

    Hopefully we can sort this while he's still well, but if he needs to go on palliative care then we think we can manage to make his last few days/weeks/months pretty damn comfy
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    Oh, I'm so sorry he's still losing weight; how worrying. I'm sorry he's still making those mouth movements, too. It does sound like there might be something in the way somewhere? I hope the vets can find out what's going on tomorrow, and that it's something easily treatable. I'm glad he's still doing fine despite all of it. Sending him so, so many vibes, and best wishes for his appointment tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a reader of books View Post
    Oh, I'm so sorry he's still losing weight; how worrying. I'm sorry he's still making those mouth movements, too. It does sound like there might be something in the way somewhere? I hope the vets can find out what's going on tomorrow, and that it's something easily treatable. I'm glad he's still doing fine despite all of it. Sending him so, so many vibes, and best wishes for his appointment tomorrow.
    Thankyou so much Vet can't find anything obviously wrong: he's not lost any more weight since Monday (phew), but he has lost condition: his whole top back half is even more muscle-less than it was. Not that anyone not touching him would notice, he's still jumping on and off things the same. But no binkies (for a year or so), and he's not zooming. And it is, objectively, worse than it was (he'd lost muscle condition on his back last year) becasue you can see where his spine is (so the lump over his back, not individual bones!). He's otherwise totally fine, all the right inputs, outputs (although a little smaller and darker than usual BUT he has had a lot of grass/forage recently), internally relaxed, didn't put up too much of a fight at the vets this time (he won't if you hold him right ;P). So, at a loss for anything else, we're onto the suite of diagnostics, meaning Lopsy will remain the most expensive rabbit I've ever owned for some time I reckon He's had 131 of blood tests this morning (full workup) and he's back for a probable xray Friday mroning to check his skull for tooth roots, and do a proper GA examination of the bits he won't let you get to (back of mouth etc.). I'm glad it's not something I've missed like lumpy jaw, neck lumps (with memories of Aboleth :S), massive internal tumour...

    In the meantime, I guess I need to get him eating more calorific foods but not at the expense of hay, so more calorific hay? Readigrass? I did up his Excel and we didn't have a ceco explosion so that's good Plus muscle condition: he's back to reaching all the way up for bramble, which he'd stopped some weeks before we really noticed (ahhh hindsight), maybe we start putting more food 'up' for him. And I'm going to let him out as much as possible. Not today, it's too wet. Also Chibbs is a little fatty now and doesn't like reaching up as much as Lopsy so she could do with the exercise as well At least with Lopsy geting him to eat is easy, it's his favourite thing to do! I'm not sure if sleeping or cleaning is his second favourite, but they're a distant second to eating

    ETA I just went out to clean them out before the rain really gets going here and all I can smell is arnica from Lopsy's blood test site He also hasn't stopped eating since he got back He's just sat in/next to the lower litter tray filling himself up with hay
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