Wednesday, 24 December 2008
The worst is over...let's hope!
Well, we've had a bit of drama and nail biting moments at YowlYY's palace, but now the worst should be over. Let me explain...
Both Hugo and Miss Eve had to have dentals. Dani noticed tiny spurs in Miss Eve's lower molars, and although she wasn't sure if they were causing the soft stool, she thought it would be better to trim these, and put her on probiotics. Hugo showed also a spur, but only when he was under the anaesthetic Dani saw that another molar was moving and there was a discharge around the gum - so another infection. Poor Hugo had had to have that molar removed, and Dani said that that infection was the obvious cause of the continuous sneezing, as well as the cause of the increased water intake. Hugo was drinking far too much in comparison with what he was drinking a week ago, and it just didn't look right to me. While he was under, he had also his tearducts flushed, and since he's back home he sneezes considerably less. Now Hugo is on penicillin injections (3x daily),metacam (1x daily), and metoclopromide (3x daily) together with probiotics, which Miss Eve is also taking for the mushy stool issue.
Again, I have to stick the needles into a bunny... and it is not easy, I have to tell you. You have to grab enough skin (and fur) so that a tent bilds up and you stick the needle at the base of that tent, then you have to pull in the trigger to see if you are drawing blood (and if you do, you need to take the needle out and have another try), if all is well then you push the plunge and... quick massage and it's done with. I think I am over the squeamishness to stick needles, but I find it hard to grab enough skin....somehow I have a subconscious fear to hurt Hugo. I know it is silly, because he couldn't care less...he actually sometimes toothpurrs while I am pulling and repulling his skin (and doing a bit of anti-moult-treatment too, since it is white fur time around here again!), but hey, this is me...!
Now, if only Miss Eve could get her appetite back....she hasn't been very interested in food today, just the odd nibble. I do hope she's back to normal soon, because the vets won't be open until Saturday and it is a looong time!
Off now to check on the two lovebuns, and fix some dinner for us two humans....then there'll be some well deserved knitting time while watching TV.
In the meantime, have a lovely Christmas Eve, and of course a fantastic, relaxing and sparkly Christmas day!