Last Post by Denise12 at 8/06/2012 3:57 PM (11 Replies)
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User is Offline Denise12
Astoria, NY
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7/25/2012 9:06 AM

Hi everyone,

I know I don’t come here a lot anymore….Buster is about to turn 3 tomorrow and has been in and out of the vet all week for GI stasis. She normally recovers fine at home, but not this time. The vet said its inevitable that she will die from one of these episodes, she’s just not sure which one.

My husband and I are having a hard time dealing w/all the emotions. She must have been hospitalized 6 times now in the 3 years and $1,000’s and $1,000’s of dollars I don’t even want to think about.

Not sure if she will come out of this one, or how much longer we can deal.

Trying to keep my work face on but I’m fighting through tears. I did say ‘goodbye’ to her this morning in case. Please send thoughts. Thanks.

My boss is not wanting to hear ‘my drama’ and my rabbit is ‘not a person’. Ugh. Not making me feel good.

User is Offline Sarita
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7/25/2012 9:48 AM
Oh no, hugs to you and vibes to Buster. You will be in my thoughts.

User is Offline tanlover14
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7/25/2012 10:05 AM
Your boss sounds horrible! Animals can become family members quite easily.

Healing vibes for Buster and hope you get through this okay. He's lucky to have such a loving family that cares about him sooo much.
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
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7/25/2012 10:28 AM

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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7/26/2012 2:07 AM
(((((Get well Buster)))) You will both be in my thoughs today.

People like your boss make me angry. To people like us, our animals are our family and just as important as any other member.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless

User is Offline Denise12
Astoria, NY
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7/27/2012 1:53 PM
Thanks everyone....she's home again! We cant afford to keep hospitalizing her financially and emotionally. If it happens again, I'm afraid its the end. The vet said last year that cow poop bunnies would only live to about 3.

User is Offline Nobody
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7/27/2012 6:44 PM
If you cannot afford her then why not give her to someone who is able to take care of her instead of putting her to sleep?

I know most of us want to be the last owners of the pets but sometimes it is good idea to let them go to other owners who able to make pets live longer.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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7/28/2012 6:56 AM
Major {{{vibes}}} for you and Buster. I know it's been a long battle.

@Nobody, no one likes the thought of a pet being put to sleep. Finding someone willing to take Buster with her gastro intestinal disease would be extremely hard. It is terminal really. Her family have put their heart and soul into helping this girl & keeping her comfortable.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Denise12
Astoria, NY
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7/29/2012 12:43 PM

We have spent $1000 this week alone. About $4000 over the course of the last 3 years. Thanks Jerseygirl...exactly. I have never cared about the money before, but her quality of life is suffering. I dont know anyone that would have spent this much on their rabbit--or will continue to do so at any moment she gets sick.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/04/2012 9:17 AM
Please let us know what is happening with Buster. I know your heart is breaking, and you love her very, very much. A terminal prognosis comes down to a quality of life question, and your efforts are to make her comfortable and loved to the end.
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline bullrider76543
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8/04/2012 10:28 AM
sorry for all the pain yall are going through. I am praying for yall, healing vibes buster and binky soon
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User is Offline Denise12
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8/06/2012 3:57 PM
Hi again,

She is doing good now. Back to normal. Thank you for your thoughts. Its just a matter of time...until the next bout.  

Pam, she looks just like your bun, but yours has more eyeliner!

Its just an emotional roller coaster and I am always on edge for when the next bout will come. We are going away for a week, in 2 weeks, but will have great house/bunny sitters...still I will be a wreck wondering how she is. How many times can we go through these week long vet visits and $1000 bills?
She is all my husband and I have so she's our baby...