I don't even know where to start.
I got my baby Snow White, a precious white dwarf bunny, from a pet store last Tuesday. From the moment I met her, I fell in love with her. We bonded almost immediately. She was a lap rabbit. She would always hop in my lap and asked to be petted. She gave me so many bunny kisses. She even let me pick her up. She's an angel.
Earlier today, she was hopping around my computer desk as usual (where I was sitting). Then she plopped down to her very first relaxed bunny pose (body straight with legs plopped to the right). She looked very relaxed. I let her be for a while. Then I noticed that she hadn't moved in a while, so I thought she was napping. So I picked her up and tried to bring her back to her cage so she could sleep properly. I picked her up, no fuss, as usual. But after I put her in her cage, I watched her, and noticed that her breathing was rapid. And she didn't move for about 10 minutes, which is very unlike her. I tried to pick her up to examine her, and when I put her back down in her cage, I put her down straight as always, but she struggled. Then she lied down again, this time with her head to the right. She didn't move again for a while. So I took her out of the cage b/c I know she loved to run around on the tiled floor. She didn't move at all. This really freaked me out. So I put her back in her cage, and looked up an ER vet for my area. Luckily I found one about 30 mins., away. I got a small box ready and put her in there. That's when I saw that she couldn't straighten her body out at all. And when I laid her down in the box, she kept flipping over to her right, with her legs sticking out. I tried to pet her and place her upright, but when she moved, she rolled back to her right and landed on her back with her legs sticking up again. I was crying and freaking out at this point.
Got to the ER clinic, and after a little waiting, the rabbit vet examined her and pulled me into the exam room. She said that Snow White was slightly dehydrated, temperature was low, and her heartbeat was slow. She said she thought Snow White had vestibular disease, but wasn't sure if it originated from the inner ear or the brain. She wanted to keep Snow White overnight to feed her fluid, anti-biotics, penicillin, etc., and she'd call me tomorrow morning to let me know Snow White's status.
I know I've only had her for 5 days, but in that time, I've come to love her so much, and I know she loves me too.
What I don't understand is that it just happened out of nowhere. Snow White was completely fine (eating her timothy hay & pellets & drinking water normally) until all of the sudden...she wasn't.
So I'm sitting here, waiting, praying, & crying as I type this.
I don't know what I'll do if she doesn't make it.