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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Carbun acting strangely and refusing some food
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 11/01/2012 1:19 AM (45 Replies)
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User is Offline Sarita
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8/21/2012 12:59 PM
That's wonderful. Continued vibes to Carbun.

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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8/21/2012 6:34 PM
lol how cute! That's Kahlua too, she will not take an appeasement treat ever lol I'm so glad to hear it, because if your getting the rabbitude, things are looking good
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/22/2012 12:58 AM
Rabbitude is good! Keep it up, Carbun!!!!

ps. Would love to see some pics of Carbun.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/22/2012 4:21 AM
Glad to hear he's doing better.

I know I'm in the dog house when my bunny refuses the treat - especially banana. She lays on the guilt.
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User is Offline ScooterandAnnette
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8/26/2012 6:02 PM

Some Carbun pictures as requested:

 

 

Carbun enjoying lunch.  Taken a few years ago.

 

 

Carbun and Keelie cuddled up together in their condo.  Aeryn is in the background in the other condo, and Tegan's in the other condo on the floor above.

 A close-up of Keelie and Carbun.  Yes, they've bonded!  Keelie still hates everyone and everybunny else, though.

 

Pet Parents to: Aeryn, Tegan, Keelie, and Kiera (bunnies); Harley, Sierra, Ringo and Owen (cats); Dakota (dog). We miss our Rainbow Bunnies: Keiran, Kylie, Reno, Carbun, Kaylee and our boy Bailey.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/27/2012 12:37 AM
OMG, I forgot how tiny and cute he is!!!! That little face! Keelie is gorgeous too. Thanks for the pics.
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User is Offline Sarita
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8/27/2012 2:56 AM
He's adorable!

User is Offline ScooterandAnnette
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10/13/2012 7:08 PM
Well, the medications are still holding after 2 1/2 months, but Carbun's condition is slowly starting to deteriorate. Since he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, he is nowhere as active as he used to be. This is not surprising. He did get an eye infection a couple of weeks ago, so we took him to the vet and he got something to deal with that. The infection's gone now, but he's holding his head up more and more, and it's clear his breathing is more labored.

The vet has said that she can check on him, and maybe recommend upping the medication dose as needed. This has already happened once. We dropped his dose down a few weeks after he was first diagnosed, but then he started having breathing problems, and his dose is back to the original level. However, it's also clear that there's a limit to how much medication he can take. On the short term, we're not sure if he needs to go to the vet soon, and there's nothing we can do until Monday anyway.

He is still eating, although maybe not as enthusiastically all the time as before. He still has some room for raisins and craisins, and still loves getting his head rubbed. But it's also clear that he's on borrowed time, and that may be starting to run out.
Pet Parents to: Aeryn, Tegan, Keelie, and Kiera (bunnies); Harley, Sierra, Ringo and Owen (cats); Dakota (dog). We miss our Rainbow Bunnies: Keiran, Kylie, Reno, Carbun, Kaylee and our boy Bailey.

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10/13/2012 11:45 PM
I'm sorry to hear these developments.
I wish I could do more but for the moment some (((((((((((((easy breathing and enjoying life))))))))))) vibes are coming your way.

I hope there is more to be done to keep Carbun comfy, but he is a wonderful little bun and has the best mum and dad looking out for him.
((((((((((((((((Huge hugs))))))))))))))) for you.
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User is Offline bunnygirl
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10/14/2012 12:28 AM
I'm so sorry about Carbun! I can't imagine how horrible it must be for you, uncertain of how long he's going to live. We are always here for you ScooterandAnnette, feel free to message me, hugs to you, a big kiss and a cuddle to Carbun. He has the best momma, he loves you and knows your doing your best to care for him, he's a fighter. God bless x
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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10/14/2012 2:58 AM
I'm sorry that things seem so bad right now. I know there is nothing worse than knowing the time is soon. He definitely seems like a little trooper so he may turn around. He is certainly a lucky bun to have such wonderful, caring parents.

(((((Carbun))))))
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User is Offline Sarita
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10/14/2012 4:13 AM
Thank you for the update on Carbun. It's a difficult disease to manage in rabbits I understand - continued vibes to Carbun.

User is Offline ScooterandAnnette
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10/15/2012 5:25 PM
Took Carbun to the vet today and his meds are now increased. One is the same dose but every 8 hours, the other is still every 12 hours but a higher dosage. That should be fun to coordinate. She couldn't even hear his heart through all the congestion again. She also said that on the one hand she wants to say that it's not a good sign that we've had to increase his meds so soon, but on the other hand there's not really a whole lot of research/documentation on congestive heart failure in bunnies so she's not really sure. With a cat it would be considered soon for upping the meds, but possibly not for a rabbit. She did say that the higher dosage will be harder on his kidneys, but on the other hand if he can't breathe then that's not exactly doing him a whole lot of good either. So we'll see how he does with that!
Oh and the vet tech was sqeeing over his cute little ears
- Annette
Pet Parents to: Aeryn, Tegan, Keelie, and Kiera (bunnies); Harley, Sierra, Ringo and Owen (cats); Dakota (dog). We miss our Rainbow Bunnies: Keiran, Kylie, Reno, Carbun, Kaylee and our boy Bailey.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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10/15/2012 6:33 PM
They are very squee-able. All if him is!

{{{Carbun}}} <3

Is there anyway they can physically drain the fluid?
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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10/16/2012 1:17 AM
Hoping the increased meds will help him. ((((Carbun))))) I can relate to the difficulties of trying to coordinate meds. When Stormy and Bindi were sick my kitchen looked like a bunny hospital and I had to keep a notebook to log in all the meds. Frustrating indeed, but they are worth every bit of it.
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User is Offline Sarita
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10/16/2012 2:38 AM
He does have cute little ears.

I can understand why there isn't much information on heart disease in rabbits - I think it's just not caught very quickly - you are much more observant than most people so you were lucky to catch it so soon.

Continued vibes and please keep us updated.

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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10/16/2012 5:07 AM
I hope the increase helps!! {{Carbun}}
Ditto LPT-coordinating meds is hard work! I often print off a schedule so that I can check it off as I go; because my memory is fantastic but very short so I'm often wondering if I already gave this med or not....so I type up a schedule for each day with times and meds listed and it's really kept me sane (or helped to) with those round the clock med schedules!
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User is Offline ScooterandAnnette
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10/17/2012 3:32 AM
Scooter here. Carbun is reacting well to the increased dosage, and is basically back to his old self. He is demanding head-rubs all the time, and standing up after he gets his meds to beg for raisins. It is good to see. We don't know when this current dosage will become ineffective, or if something else will rise up to cause problems. This has already happened: the vet has noticed a few weeks ago that his pupil response isn't quite right, but has judged that's not worth investigating. Carbun's got much bigger problems. But we will give him what we can, for as long as we can, and enjoy his remaining time he has with us, however many or few days those may be.
Pet Parents to: Aeryn, Tegan, Keelie, and Kiera (bunnies); Harley, Sierra, Ringo and Owen (cats); Dakota (dog). We miss our Rainbow Bunnies: Keiran, Kylie, Reno, Carbun, Kaylee and our boy Bailey.

User is Offline Sarita
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10/17/2012 5:56 AM
Thank you for the update Scooter. Glad Carbun is reacting well to the increased dosage.

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10/17/2012 7:39 AM
I just began reading this post -- my heart goes out to you guys and Carbun. Sending lots of healing vibes his way. <3

Keep us all updated on how he's doing.
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