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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/16/2012 3:53 AM

Gonna keep this short cuz I'm exhausted.....Bindi had to go to the emerg vet last night. Yes, Bindi. I'm dealing with the heartbreak of Stormy's situation and all of a sudden, after a normal day, Bindi is lethargic and won't eat around 8:00 last night. I though "Oh God! Not now, of all times". A few doses of Simethicone didn't help and his breathing was insanely rapid. We went to the vet at 10:30. They gave him fluids and pain meds in a shot. I stayed up with him most of the night. He's now nibbling a tiny bit off and on. We gave him fluids this morning, thankfully, Ricky is able to do it. And another pain shot.

I need him to get better right now! My Sunday was supposed to be just me relaxing with Stormy. I'm gonna lose it, I really am!!!!

Normally, Bindi's gas/tummy upsets only last a few hours and when he's better he starts chowing down. Quick to get sick, quick to recover. But this is longdrawn. We're going to give him more fluids in a few minutes.

Too much stress. Why this weekend of ALL weekends!!!!

The vet tech felt so bad for us, knowing our situation with Stormy, she only charged us half the $150.00 emerg fee. 

Bindi vibes needed!

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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/16/2012 3:56 AM
Ohhhh!!

{{{{Bindi-Loo}}}}

((((LPT))))

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/16/2012 3:58 AM
Could they feel anything in the stomach? Or could he be uncomfortable elsewhere?
Will Tummy massage help?

User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/16/2012 4:15 AM
Oh no!! Would it be possible that Bindi stopped eating if he is upset about Stormy or senses that the rest of the famiky is stressed oug and upset?

Here's to a quick recovery for Bindi.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/16/2012 4:23 AM
It wasn't my rabbit vet on duty, it was a new vet but she seemed to know about rabbits. She didn't feel anything in his tummy. I wish I would have asked her to try motility drugs though. I don't know about uncomfortable elsewhere, he was fine all day yesterday, being bratty and everything. He ate all his supper at 6:00 and then at 8:00 started feeling unwell. Nothing new in his diet.


I've been giving tummy massages. Will have to start CC too if he doesn't eat within the next half hour or so.

I'm so frustrated and sad. He wants to eat and will have a few bites and then not touch anything again for several hours. Not even banana or pineapple. He ate a bit of willow leaves.

I really wanted today to be a Stormy and Mama relax day.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/16/2012 4:34 AM
Perhaps bundle Bindi up and bring him out with you and Stormy?

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/16/2012 5:05 AM
He is out. They are both in the living room. Stormy is eating hay and Bindi is hunched down in his box. I tried giving him CC but it's absolutely impossible. Whatever I get in he dribbles out of his mouth. I can't force him to swallow the stuff.

I'm horribly upset. Bindi never takes this long to recover from tummy upsets!
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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9/16/2012 7:25 AM
Oh LPT I am so sorry! I hope Bindi gets better!

User is Offline CinnabunMom
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9/16/2012 8:25 AM
Oh no! I'm so sorry LPT. ((VIBES))
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/16/2012 9:07 AM
Still not eating or pooping. Had to go back to the vet for more pain meds and motility. I'm totally losing it. I'm so stressed out, it's unbearable. I'm just getting so frustrated, I need him to eat. He's not improving at all. And giving him Critical Care is literally impossible.
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User is Offline bullrider76543
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9/16/2012 9:29 AM
I am so sorry that you are having so much issues. My wife and I are praying for you and your buns to heal quickly.
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User is Offline Silly Sungura
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9/16/2012 9:30 AM
Geez, incredible! Poor Bindi Loo. I'm so sad to hear this. Sending many, many (((vibes))) to you and your little teddy bear. Hope to goodness he starts eating soon.

User is Offline MimzMum
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9/16/2012 10:11 AM
Hopefully the motility drugs will help jump start his tum. I'm sorry this is happening now. :'(
Mega healing and calming vibes for you and your bunlets. I hope Bindi comes right soon. Don't hesitate to message me if you need an ear, but I understand if it's too hectic. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you all. ((((((((((Hugs))))))))))
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User is Offline TH004
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9/16/2012 10:14 AM
I'm so sorry!! ((((healing vibes))))

User is Offline Bunnies4ever
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9/16/2012 10:45 AM
Hi LPT,

Stay strong and try not to stress too much (I know that's easier said than done)! Me and my bunny family are sending healing vibes your way! He'll start eating soon!

User is Offline MyPets1031
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9/16/2012 11:42 AM
That is so terrible. I can't imagin the frustration you must be feeling. I hope Bindy will get well soon.

User is Offline Sarita
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9/16/2012 12:38 PM
Oh no! Strength vibes to you and healing vibes to Bindi....any improvement yet?

User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
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9/16/2012 1:23 PM
Oh LPT ! Vibes to all of you guys out there! I hope the little one gets better soon.
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User is Offline kamdynandsunshinesmom
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9/16/2012 1:31 PM
I understand it can be difficult to deal with. I have a disabled rabbit about 1 and half ago my normal healthy rabbit went into GI Stasis. Now I was dealing with 2 sick bunnies. The one thing that helped me so much was praying and staying calm and having faith my rabbit would get better. I think if I wasn't calm. I probably would have lost it. I will definately send prayers for your bunny and for you as well.

User is Offline Hunny's Momma
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9/16/2012 1:58 PM
{{{Healing vibes}}} heading Bindi's way & {{{Stress relieving vibes}}} headed to you, LPT...

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/16/2012 5:05 PM
Hope things are improving!

Express {{{{{vibes}}}}}

User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/17/2012 10:06 AM
How is Bindi doing today?

User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/18/2012 1:20 AM
Is Bindi any better today?
I know you are having trouble just getting on line here, but when you get a chance, please update how he is making out.

And I think I called Bindi "her" somewhere, so I apologize for my faux pas regarding his handsome self. I love looking at your signature pix of them.

Sending Bindi huge {{{{{{{{{{Healing vibes}}}}}}}}}}}}. Maybe it's just grief and stress. Hugs.
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User is Offline Elrohwen
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9/18/2012 3:13 AM
LPT, I'm so sorry to see that Bindi is having problems too :-( Sending good vibes his way and big hugs for you.
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User is Offline skunklionshow
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9/18/2012 5:07 AM

I'm sending out super healing vibes.  I had a rabbit that absolutely refused to eat, critical care just dribbled back out of his mouth and had no interest in bananas (his fav).  You can try gently rubbing the throat to induce swallowing, but if he's refusing the food totally, that's usually a bad sign.  No teeth issues going on?

Having had a very difficult past few years w/ my most recent loss being my mom this summer I have to share what I have learned & continue to learn.  The only way to get past these awful feelings is to walk through the feelings.  Take a moment to feel the stress one on one--sometimes it helps calm the mind when you accept the chaos.  Also, the one thing that we always maintain control of, even in stressful or dire times is breath.....breathe!

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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/18/2012 11:01 AM
Thanks, guys.

This was truly an excruciating weekend. The same day we decided to make an apt to put Stormy down Bindi starts a horribly stubborn episode of stasis or some sort of tummy upset. We ended taking him back to the vet again Sunday afternoon. The only time he's ever been this sick was when he had an impaction. He just didn't want to eat and seemed so miserable. He pooed a tiny bit of crusty poos Sunday night but that was pretty much it. We slept in the living room with him Sunday night. Which makes me sad now because that was Stormy's last night with us (although I didn't know it at the time) and I would have liked to spend the night with him.

Then coming home after putting Stormy down to a still sick Bindi was truly awful. We've been force feeding, giving pain injections, sub Q fluids and motility drugs all weekend. I really wish it would have been my rabbit vet on duty this weekend. She may have been able to get him well sooner. Last night, Bindi ate a little. I brought him out into the living room but he was shaking and breathing heavy with a squeaky sound. When he hopped he got all upset because the sub Q fluids made a big balloon type blob under his arm that stresses him out when he hops. I think he was just super stressed from all the needles and Critical Care and everything. He was acting like he was scared of me. Then when I put him back home, he started humping my arm like crazy. Something he's never done so definitely stress. I didn't bring him out for run time this morning.

This morning he ate all his breakfast but it took him a couple of hours. He ate a piece of lettuce this afternoon and a bit of hay. He's been pooping but they are very small and crumbly looking. He just seems sad and not himself. It probably can't help that he's noticing that Stormy isn't in the condo beside him. He's used to commotion from Stormy's condo. It's making the whole loss of Stormy harder that my Bindi Loo is not himself.

I made a vet apt. tomorrow with my rabbit vet to get him checked out. Gonna have her look at his teeth. I need him back to normal asap.

It's so sad. My rabbit room was always such a happy place for me. This weekend it was just stress and sadness. Today, it feels so empty. I haven't been able to take apart Stormy's condo yet so I just keep expected him to run out of his house. The rabbit room is just not the same without my little Harlequin.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/18/2012 6:25 PM
I just feel so bad for you. It's such rotten timing.

His having had molar issues before makes me suspect them again. And I can't help but feel he probably has had some stress from an awareness that Stormy was unwell. Do you think?

Wishing you best of luck at the vet appointment. Hope you can turn this around. You deserve a break.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/19/2012 1:13 AM
Gonna get the vet to do a complete checkup- belly, teeth, ear, everything. I hope she can drain the big fluid pocket that's behind his front leg, it's really bothering him.

Rotten timing indeed. The worst weekend ever for him to get sick. I feel I was robbed of time with Stormy because I was so busy taking care of Bindi.

He's eating but not with gusto and leaving his meal unfinished.

He definitely knew Stormy was unwell. He stopped snuggling with him and paying attention to him. Very rude of him and I felt bad for Stormy. I'm really hoping him noticing Stormy's absence in the rabbit room beside him won't hinder his recovery. He seems depressed but it's most likely because he's been so sick.

I really don't want to go back to the vet so soon after bringing Stormy.
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