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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Oh, Bindi Loo- Very sick this morning
Last Post by RabbitPam at 10/01/2012 2:56 AM (107 Replies)
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/20/2012 1:17 AM

Bindi`s vet appointment was last night. It was very hard going back there so soon after Stormy. I`ve been there 4 times since Saturday and it will be 5 times before the week is out.

The vet is quite concerned about the big fluid blob that has formed in his armpit area. It`s from the Sub Q fluids that traveled down and, for some reason, didn`t dissolve. It`s not an abscess but it`s very inflamed and he`s having a hard time hopping. She said she`s never seen that before. Go figure. My animals love coming up with unique and unusual health problems. I was hoping she could drain it but she said she doesn`t want to disturb it for fear it will abscess. He`s on Baytril as a precaution, Metacam for the swelling on top of his motility drugs he still needs for several more days. My house has looked like a bunny hospital for the past month and, I guess, it will have to for some time to come.

With regards to his GI upset from the weekend, she wants me to try to get as much Critical Care in him as I can to up his fiber. I tried telling her it`s literally impossible to get CC in him, but she said I have to try. I`m not too worried though because this morning his poops were his normal `Bindi Loo cannonballs`.   Re-check Friday night. Really hoping his lump has gone down by then. I`m going away for the weekend and want to be able to relax and have a nice time. I need to de-stress.

His GI upset was most likely caused by his teeth. She could see two hooks on his bottom teeth but we need to make sure his belly is fine and wait till that lump clears up before going ahead with the dental. His last dental was April so it looks like it will need to be done a few times a year. Ugh.....so much stress every time. And it`s frustrating because his weight keeps yo-yo-ing which I`m assuming is due to his teeth. Right now, he`s too thin.

I really need Bindi to feel better and start being his cuddly, hilarious self.

I`m concerned he is going to get depressed without Stormy. They weren`t bonded but they spent several hours together in the living room every day. The last month or so, though, they pretty much just ignored each other. Bindi is also used to having Stormy`s condo right beside him. The lack of activity is probably strange to him.

 

 

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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/20/2012 2:20 AM
Just gave Bindi his meds and the lump looks super icky. Last night it looked like a ballon filled with jello. Today it looks, like a deflating balloon. It looks all wet and gross like it`s going to burst. I wish he would stop washing it. The vet shaved the area so it looks worse. Hopefully, the deflating look of it is the Metacam bringing the swelling down. Will have to keep a super close eye on it today.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/20/2012 5:05 AM
This is a difficult development for both you and Bindi. I am wondering if the vet is hoping it will burst naturally (or with Bindi's help) on its own, but I don't see how that is better than deflating it by draining it. Maybe a quick email to Dr. Dana Krempel to ask if she's seen this before would give you another perspective.

Not getting the teeth worked on is a hard delay, too, since it impacts his eating. I wouldn't add worrying about his grief for Stormy. It sounds like, in their own bunny way, they were both well aware of the health issues they were dealing with and did a bit of withdrawal before the event. I think Bindi is more concerned about what's bothering him at the moment. His routine is changing due to that anyway, so just keep giving him care and attention (even if you have to fight him to eat CC).

It's more your grief I am concerned with, so if you can possibly go this weekend, then go. My vet boards bunnies, and I wonder if taking him to your vet for the whole weekend so she can watch him and be on hand if anything happens with the blob is a viable option.
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User is Offline Sarita
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9/20/2012 5:19 AM
Oh no, poor Bindi, that sounds terribly uncomfortable. Wonder how that could have happened...did the vet have any ideas about that? I hope you can get his teeth filed soon too. Vibes to Bindi.

User is Offline FrankieFlash
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9/20/2012 5:37 AM
((Healing vibes to Bindi)). I hope that lump gets cleared up so he can get his teeth fixed and be a happy bun again. *Hugs*

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/20/2012 9:02 AM
I wonder if the fluids were between layers of fat?

A vet I saw about a year or more ago with Jersey (stasis) said sometimes subQ fluid would move or pool down there but normally it would still be absorbed.

User is Offline CinnabunMom
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9/20/2012 9:29 AM
((VIBES FOR BINDI LOO)) I really hope he feels better soon LPT.
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User is Offline tobyluv
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9/20/2012 10:14 AM
I hope that the fluid lump will dissolve and that Bindi will be completely well soon. It's good to hear that he is making big poops.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/20/2012 10:33 AM
Now it looks like a big, empty skin bubble. It's horrible looking. Hopefully, it will deflate by tomorrow. We have a vet apt. tomorrow evening anyways. This afternoon, he refused a piece of lettuce which concerns me. Hope we're not going to go through the not eating thing again. Man, that was stressful. Maybe his mouth is hurting him and he's being super selective. He hasn't eaten much hay today. I tried giving CC once and got maybe a mouthful in and the rest all over him.

I totally hate having to give him so many meds right now when he's just recovering from a sore tum. When am I gonna get a break? Seriously. I just want time to mourn Stormy and not be stressed out or worried about my other bunnies.
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User is Offline MimzMum
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9/20/2012 11:00 AM
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When it rains it pours. :'( I'm so sorry that Bindi is having such difficulties. I've never seen sub q fluids not absorb like that either albeit I've seen them take awhile. Poor Bindi and poor You!
So it's deflated now? Does it feel warm to the touch? Reddened? How's his basal body temp?
I'll keep you all in my prayers...you have been constantly in my thoughts. I hope he will improve so you can get away for a wee bit. Ricky will be watching him, yes?
(((((((((((((Super nomming and healing vibes for Bindi and comfort vibes for you)))))))))))))))))
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User is Offline bullrider76543
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9/20/2012 2:26 PM
LPT I am so sorry that things are so tough. Bindi is so lucky to have such a loving mommy. Yall are in my prayers, sending healing vibes for all of you.
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User is Offline kamdynandsunshinesmom
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9/20/2012 3:51 PM
I hear you critical care can be hard to give to rabbits. Sunshine didn't want to take hers. she would run away from me. One thing i did get sunshine to eat and the only thing for a couple of days was parsley. She would eat that like crazy. Prayers to you and your bun glad bindi is doing better!

User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/20/2012 4:13 PM
Heres to hoping Bindi starts feeling better and that your vet has some good news after the next appointment.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/21/2012 1:07 AM
Woke up this morning and BIndi won't eat anything. Not even carrot tops or apples. He didn't touch his hay last night. Yesterday and last night he barely drank any water. Not sure what's worse, but this morning that yucky thing on his side, looks just as bad as yesterday and it smells awful. Probably infected.

The most frustrating thing in the world is having a bunny that won't eat that is IMPOSSIBLE to give Critical Care to. He has completely mastered it. I can't get any in him at all. I really wish I could since he's not drinking either. Just made an apt. for 9:00 this morning. That's an hour away. It's not my rabbit vet but at least he can be seen and given fluids. I"m going to request they keep him at the vet for the day so he can be given Critical Care (hopefully, they will have better luck than me) and because I can't give Sub Q fluids without Ricky and he's at work. I'm terrified to give fluids now that he's got that lump that formed. I'm not sure if that's from our Sub Q's or the one's administered by the vet. My rabbit vet is in this afternoon so she'll be able to check him out when she gets there.

Wish us luck and healing vibes for Bindi and sanity vibes for me.
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/21/2012 5:38 AM
So he's at the vet. The thing on his side has abscessed, of course. The vet is quite worried about it. The poor guy will have to wear a cone. They were gonna try to give him some CC, I said good luck with that. I can call in about an hour for an update.

Looks like it's gonna be a long, long weekend again. So much for my trip. I' m honestly about ready to give up. I feel like there is a curse on my life right now. Sorry to be so dramatic. I haven't even taken down Storm's stuff and now I'm facing losing Bindi.
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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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9/21/2012 6:07 AM
Oh LPT. I am so very sorry you are going through this. I am keeping you, Ricky, Bindi and Olivia in my thoughts. (((((MASSIVE VIBES)))))
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9/21/2012 6:10 AM
I'm so sorry for all your pain, LPT. It sounds horrible, especially after everything that has happened with Stormy. Many healing vibes for Bindi and yourself. You've been through a very, VERY tough time and he's so lucky to have such an awesome bunny momma that is putting his needs before her own! Just keep up the good work and everything you've been doing. It's difficult right now but when he's better everything will slow down in the bunny world and you two can mourn together... he'll definitely need your love after all this.

Your bun is extremely lucky to have you, don't get down on yourself. You're a wonderful person and sometimes things have to hit rock bottom before they can go up again. Just focus on YOU and your little bun and get through this. And then give yourself some MUCH needed relaxation. You definitely deserve it. Hang in there and know we are all here to talk to if you ever need -- to vent, cry, or anything!
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User is Offline bullrider76543
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9/21/2012 6:29 AM
Sending all our ((((((((healing vibes)))))))) your way, try to hold together I am so sorry you have to go through this, I just pray you get through this quickly.
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
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9/21/2012 8:58 AM
I'm not so great with words like TL, CM or Bullrider but I agree with them. You are a strong bunny momma and the best he could ask for. We'll all be here if you need us. You are and have been in my thoughts. ((Vibes for Bindi)) *Hugs*

User is Offline tobyluv
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9/21/2012 11:30 AM
I'm sorry that Bindi has stopped eating again and that he now has an abscess. I hope that the vet's treatments will get him on the road to recovery. You are not being dramatic, you are going through a very bad time. We all understand how much you love your bunny and how awful it is when they are ill. I'll be thinking of you both.
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