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So very sorry. Liver lobe torsions are awfulWe are beyond devastated, our little Sweep passed away this morning he went back for his check up, and his blood sugar was 21.4. They found out he had a liver distortion so went to operate, and his heart stopped. They now think that this was the issue all along to cause the gut stasis. We cannot believe it.
if it happened prior to them administering any sedation it could have been due to systemic shock, he was just too unwell for his heart and blood circulation to cope. If he had a liver lobe torsion there would have been a lot of internal bleeding, contributing to him going into systemic shock. If it happened just after he was sedated he could have had an adverse reaction to the drugs used, or his system could not cope with the effects of sedation as he was already gravely unwell.We just can’t understand how this could have happened? Apparently his blood sugar was 22, and they wanted to do surgery, but his heart stopped before they could do anything. Why would this happen?
Thank you for your kind comment about my loss. I feel sad I did not mention the possibility, however small, that stasis can be caused by a liver torsion.Thank you sorry to hear that your little bunny passed away from the same thing. I just feel so heartbroken and know it’s going to be a hard road ahead. I feel devastated, confused and angry.
That’s exactly right, we had no idea when we took him yesterday that he wouldn’t be here today. It was only when she saw that his blood sugar was 21.4 that she panicked and realised there was a bigger issue. Today has been so hard and I’m left wondering how I will be able to be ok again.I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel awful for you as you did absolutely everything you could to get Sweep well again and I think there was hope that he was starting to get better. It just makes what happened all the more devastating.
Sleep tight little Sweep xx