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!

13 comments:

Süßstoff said...

I've just been looking at your flickr pics when I got your message on my blog. Thank you for that! I definitely wish you a merry Christmas too and hope your little bunnies will have a super speedy recovery now.
I'm so impressed that you can give the injections and obviously very well if Hugo doesn't complain a bit!

All the best to the four of you!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Lots of get well soon wishes from us, sending them every 10 minutes or so. Whoosh, there goes one now...

RoadBunner said...

I hope everybun feels back to normal very soon! Yuck about having to give needle injections!

bunnygirl said...

You're braver than I am, and have braver bunnies, too!

All our best wishes for a quick recovery for your sweet bunnies and a Merry Christmas to all!

divakitty said...

Goodness you two! Eat and poop please. Have a bunderful holiday all!

furrybutts said...

Eat, Miss Eve, eat!!

I'm glad they're both home now and are doing well. Hope Miss Eve has started eating more by the time you get this comment :) I've never given shots to rabbits.. I think I'd feel quite nervous about it, not wanting to hurt them and all.

furrybutts said...

I was just wondering about the discharge from Hugo's gums.. was it pus? Sounds similar to what the vet said about Hans' incisor. I hope Hans doesn't have an infection :( I'll be keeping a very close eye on him.. also, how does the infection cause Hugo to sneeze and drink more?

Crafty Green Poet said...

those are cute photos.

I wish both of them a full recovery and a future free of those terrible bunny teeth problems.

Merry Christmas

mum of critters said...

I'm glad you're outta the woods ;-)

Have a merry christmas
love,
carri ann and the furries

PJ said...

Did you know that Hugo and Miss Eve are in Florida???? Check it out:
http://underatinroofsky.blogspot.com

The Bunns said...

Hoo boy .. you got to get those shots .. ouch. Rabbits' Guy had to do them for our poor little (now dead) Bluie for a loooong time and he got really good at it so yur 2-foot will too!

Get Well!!!!!

Glenna said...

Best of luck to you and to Hugo and Miss Eve!

FrecklesandDeb said...

We're glad you got to the root of the problems. Now, let's hope they get well soon! Our best wishes to you all. We'll be thinking good thoughts and sending them your way.