Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Poorly Bunny!

Poorly bunny! At least she's eating again, which is good because apparently rabbits go into stasis if they don't eat, meaning their system shuts down and they die, leaving some very miserable children behind!

Still, she looks better than she did. The green stuff is a sort of Complan for bunnies, a liquid food that reeks to high heaven and won't go into, or come out of, the syringe thing the vet gave us. I did get some in, but it came out at high velocity and went about 6 feet past her mouth! Plan B: Wrap it in a towel and force feed with a spoon. It was like trying to feed a two year old mushy peas, only one with big sharp claws! So inbetween dosing the small child, and myself, with antibiotics, I've been force feeding the rabbit with the green gunge.

Last night she stopped breathing for a worrying few moments and then fell over - which didn't look too good I have to say - the teenager was in tears. Anyway, she made it through the night, and is even eating the green stuff off a spoon all by herself! Thank christ I haven't got a horse - I can't imagine wrapping one of them in a towel, and how would it fit under the piano stool!


La Gringa said...

Best of luck to your bunny. I've been nursing a sick chicken for almost a month now. It's hard to know what to do and even harder to do it when they are fighting you every inch of the way.

hesitant scribe said...

Poor chicken! The rabbit is eating still, but dreadfully thin still! I hope your chicken gets well too!

hesitant scribe said...

Hurray! She's just starting eating her normal food again!