Registered: 1599092792 Posts: 1
i’m so broken up. a month or so ago i took my bun to the vet a month ago thinking he had an ear infection and it turns out he had lost a significant amount of weight and had a liver infection due to the friend i got him, hoping the friend would be good for him, bullying him out of his food and daily activities when i wasn’t there. the vet said he had ptsd from her bullying and i was terrified for his life, i paid 600$ to save him and it worked. i separated the two rabbits and got him nursed to health and i thought he was thriving again. then last night i noticed he wasn’t eating his hay so i tried to get him to then i fed him his salad and he ate that and pooped and peed so i knew his gut was working okay but he was still just wanting to lie down when normally he hops and eating no hay. i thought maybe he’d gotten stressed out from noises in the house or because i’d been out at work all day, so i left him with his favorite hay and water and got some sleep. i wake up at 5 am this morning to him under my shelf spasming and rolling around so i rush to pick him up, put him on my bed and start to syringe feed critical care. he takes it but it’s too late. i have my boyfriend on the way to take him to the emergency vet but he starts twitching everywhere and he opens his mouth and i’ve never heard him make a noise but he squeals in pain and then takes his last breath while i cry into his fur just begging him to hold on so i can get him to the vet. i have no idea what could’ve happened because he had even pooped late at night like 12 am before i fell asleep so i didn’t think it could be stasis. i’m wondering if he got stressed again from his PTSD and couldn’t handle it. i feel so terrible and i blame myself and wish i could’ve done more. but i tried my best to give him the best life a bunny could have. i threw him birthday parties and i’d even ordered him a bunny box for his birthday next week... he was only turning 3. he shouldn’t have gone so soon i feel so terrible. i’m so sad over it and i’ve cried all day. i’ll never find another bunny like him and he was my first bunny. if you have any ideas as to what might’ve caused the sudden change and decline please let me know i wish i knew. rest in peace little buddy :(.
Registered: 1593158074 Posts: 19
I'm so sorry for your loss. One thing I have learned about bunnies is that they are very fragile. I know it's very hard to appreciate the good times you had with him now, but it will get easier and you can take comfort in knowing that you always did what you thought was best for him, and you gave him a great life with lots of love.