He did it!!!!!!
He went in as scheduled on the 24th. Here's what the vet and I did as far as getting a plan of action going....
- We started him on Cisapride the weekend before his neuter on Monday as a PROPHYLACTIC (preventative) treatment. Then we decided to keep him on the Cisapride for the week of recovery. this was my idea
It's been 7 days since his neuter, and all went extremely well except his motility has slowed down despite being on the motility meds. He is healing up well, he is active, but his gut is slowed down, despite being on Cisapride still. I'm supposed to wean him off starting tomorrow so he doesn't get dependent on it, but as of 2 days ago his "mild molt" turned into a big blowout. He turned 1 year old sometime this September, so hopefully any future molts won't be this crazy.
BB - Boon had his first (and biggest) blowout when he turned about 6 months old, and he nearly died from Stasis during that time. He was saved with an enema given on an emergency basis from the vet. Very scary!!
Boon seems to have healed quite nicely, he has no redness or irritation, just scabs inhealing now, he's healed enough to take him off the Cisapride - BUT - it's just that now that he's in a full blowout molt, I'm unsure of whether to wean him off the Cisapride now or keep him on it for an additional few days.
The vet said it's up to me, and if weaning him off causes a problem then to keep him on a few more days, but what do you guys think? He's definitely eating and drinking, just not pooping as much as he used to. He is still on Benebac every other day, too. and that helps immensely. They also taught me how to give subceutaneous fluids and gave me a syringe, some needles and some Lacted Ringers solution. The first day, he didn't drink at all, so when I gave it to him, it went well until he moved and then I believe the needle punctured through his skin. He was bleeding, I was panicking, but I used a Stypic pen to stop the bleeding. I then shaved off his fur in that area and cleaned it with alcohol and water.----- it doesn't seem to be getting infected, but could this put him at risk of developing an abscess there?
I didn't write Dana, I was too afraid of what she might say. lol. I do have intentions of writing her though - for her overall opinion on his chronic slow motility issues and to see if she has any tricks up her sleeve for advice.
Oh, one thing I should mention - they gave me pain meds for him (Metacam) - He got "sick" everytime I gave them to him, so I stopped. He had the 24 hour metacam the day of surgery and he was listless. The next day, I had forgotten to give him his metacam and he was chipper and eating greens and some hay. As SOON as I remembered to give him his Metacam for that day, he went and stopped eating/drinking again and acted very sick until it wore off.
I know that Metacam is an NSAID and can be irritating to the GI lining, so I called the vet and she said if he doesn't seem to be in that much pain, to go ahead and not use the remaining doses of metacam. I took him off of it and he's been fine ever since, just, really slow gut motility.
Let me know what you guys think, and sorry for not getting back sooner. I was a doting bunny mommy every day of last week, lol.