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    • Calvin
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        Please could someone give me advice on my situation….

         

        Years ago my bunny came into my life, she was my best friend and the only one i had in my life, couple years later i had to move to the uk..leaving her in my parents care

        She was with my parents for a few years i would visit whenever i could which wasn’t often due to covid..

        When i last visited her i could see that she wasn’t happy with my parents, I couldn’t bring her to me in the UK because i could only afford to rent a room which didn’t allow pets.

        December last year my sister had an idea to bring her to the UK through a courier and she could live with her!

        And i made it my goal to keep working and try to save as much possible so that i could find my own place outside of London and be with my bunny to make up for lost time..

        The past months my sister was looking after her and i know that my bunny was the happiest she had been.

         

        Fast forward to now.. she has a wound on her face, doctors sent out a sample to find out what it is but today they said that it’s just spreading and it’s best to end her suffering…

        I haven’t seen my bunny since December because my sister lives hours away and it was always difficult and balancing work.

        I feel so much guilt, i’m supposed to see her this saturday but today i received this news from my sister.

        I had a feeling this was coming but mentally i can’t rationalize this… it’s all scrambled in my head i feel so lost..

        I can see her on saturday and be with her with her last moments but i’m not sure if i can handle this…

        or i could leave it to my sister and not be there to make it not as painful

        Here in the UK they do cremation which i don’t know how to feel about.. and burying is illegal..

        Please could someone give me advice…i’m completely lost

        This whole time i was working towards moving out of London so that I could be with my bunny and this happens i don’t know how to feel

         


      • Bam
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          Oh dear, it seems to me like ending her suffering is a bit premature? I know you’ve posted about it before but what type of a wound is it? Is there an abscess?

          There are “flesh-eating” bacteria, but they typically do their work of destruction really, really quickly. This seems more like a slow spread, like some sort of pyoderma (what’s known as “hot spot” in dogs).

          In my experience, it truly is heartbreaking to be there when your pet leaves this earthly life, but I’m still so grateful I’ve always been able to be there. Whatever little comfort the pet may derive from the presence of the human that loves him/her makes it worth it to me.

          All my pets were cremated. One is buried outside in his favorite spot, the others are in my bookshelf, in urns.


        • DanaNM
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            I’m so sorry, what a sad turn of events. Would it be possible to get a second opinion or see a specialist?

            I think you should go to see her on Saturday. It will be hard, but I think you would regret not going.

             

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          • Calvin
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              Thank you guys i really appreciate it

              In terms of the wound it really is so strange, the vets took a sample and sent it out a few days ago but we haven’t received an answer as to what it is -And they don’t seem to know aswell. Vets just said that it’s spreading to her actual eye almost… And because she is 7 years old it’s dangerous doing a surgery on her and it’s best to not make her go through it.

              I’ll wait till Saturday maybe we’ll get the result by then, but so far i don’t really have high hopes 😞..

               


            • DanaNM
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                7 isn’t really that old for surgery in general… but it all depends on what the surgery is and the chances of recovery. If she has multiple abscesses throughout her head then it would be very difficult to cure. Usually you can only know the full extent with a CT scan, which is very expensive and usually only available at specialist hospitals. I know of some cases where inoperably abscesses were treated palliatively with antibiotics which didn’t cure the infection, but slowed the growth.

                Again I’m so sorry for what you are going through. I hope you get some answers and get to spend a bit of time with your sweet bun.

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              • LBJ10
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                  Are you sure it isn’t an atypical syphilis infection? Sorry, that just randomly came to mind as a possibility.


                • Calvin
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                    Hey guys today we received the result from the sample.. they just said  it isn’t anything cancerous or anything really.. they don’t know what it is, but to operate would just make her suffer as it’s near her eye area

                    I haven’t included a picture but it has gotten worse since the last picture i posted.

                    I’m in the UK and where my sister is there aren’t any specialists for rabbits…

                    I feel so terrible, i’m not sure if it’s because of the area that my sister is in but the vets just don’t seem to care, i think even if we did see another vet it would be the same answer. I’m torn

                    I will be seeing her on friday and spend the little time i have with her, i don’t want her to be in pain anynore. I’ve forgotten what this feeling was like , it’s so painful 😞


                  • LBJ10
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                      Hmm… if it isn’t an abscess and it isn’t cancerous, then that makes me think syphilis. I urge you to talk to another vet. If the “sore” is something as simply as syphilis, it can be treated with antibiotics.

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