Hi everyone. I am so sad to be in this support centre again so soon. I just wanted to let you know that Flopsy slipped away this morning at the vets. Im still so lost, its been a hard couple of days, and this has just broken us all. Flopsy was always the happiest, liveliest bunny. She was so cheeky, if you sat down with her for 5 minutes she would find a way to nibble a hole in your pants without you even noticing. She used to "flop" with a thud dozens of times in a day, and nuzzle the other rabbits, shes the real mothering kind.
THis morning we found her propped up in the corner of her litter box. I actually thought she had passed away then, Carl hear me crying and came running, and then we noticed that she was still breathing. Barely, but she was just hanging on. I gave them some food, and she dragged herself to teh bowl and started eating. Thats when we noticed she had pulled the fur out of her sides, and couldnt move her legs. It was almost like she was paralysed.
I picked her up gently and went straight to the vet, The first vet we saw said there was nothing he could do. So I left and took her to the other vet clinic near my house. The vet there was nuch better. I havent met her before shes new, but shes a rabbit expert. She looked flopsy over and over for about an hour. By this point she had flopped on the vets table and wasnt moving at all. Just nuzzling into my arm.. The vet said that she thouht that she could have a gastral virus that had attacked her and that was why she couldnt feel the back half of her body. She said that it had attacked her nerves and thats why she seemed paralysed. She said that she could put her on a drip, and with this severity (if she made it through the day) then she would be in a lot of pain for weeks, and her back half would probably never recover. I said go ahead and do it, whatever it takes to get flopsy well and happy. The vet told me that she would never be well again, and that her little body had given up and that the thing that would make her happiest was if we helped her to relax and put her to sleep. The vet was crying, I was crying, it was awful.
Flopsy has now been put to sleep. I feels so bad. I feel like I let her down. I just wanted to do whats best for Flopsy and she was in so much pain. Im so sorry. This is so heartbreaking. They said that there wasnt anything else that they could do. Her quality of life was gone. I let her down. Im so confused
The others have been checked out now, weights recorded etc to make sure that it wasnt contageous.
I love you Flopsy. Im so sorry, my beautiful girl. I'll love you always my dear, sweet, cheeky, beautiful girl.