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Last Post by BB at 10/01/2010 4:50 PM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline Kafrn
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9/30/2010 1:59 AM

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.  

What weighs 35 tonnes, has four fuzzy ears and is 80 million years old? Two rabbits riding a brontosaurus.

User is Offline Sarita
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9/30/2010 2:44 AM
Hugs, I'm so sorry about Flopsy. I will light a candle for Flopsy to help her cross the Bridge and be whole again.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/30/2010 1:02 PM
I'm so very sad for you. I'm so sorry you had to go through this. My tears are pouring down as I write this. Don't you dare say that you let her down. You did what you did for her, because you love her. And I'm sure she died with a heart full of love for you.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless

User is Offline mrmac
San Diego, CA
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9/30/2010 1:49 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Flopsy. There was nothing else that you could have done for her. She knew you loved her very much and did all that you could for her. Binky free Flopsy!

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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9/30/2010 2:01 PM
*hugs* So sorry Kafrn She was a beautiful girl.

Binky Free Flopsy, watch of your mama and your fur family from across the Bridge.

User is Offline Lintini
Bay Area, California
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9/30/2010 2:24 PM
Oh I am so sorry Kafrn! You loved her so much and Flopsy knows this! {{{Binky Free Flopsy}}}

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/30/2010 5:21 PM

Kafrn, I'm so sorry! You've hard a sad time recently. Hugs to you.
From all reports, she was such a sweetheart even though she had some niggling health issues. I recall her affection for the babies when they came along. I bet she's off mothering Rembrandt now. *Binky Free Flopsy, darling girl*

Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Bay Area
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10/01/2010 4:50 PM
Kafrn - I'm so sorry to hear about Flopsy. How heartbreaking to read what you went through. Hugs to you. You did not let her down. She was lucky to have you. You searched out a second opinion right away, you did everything you could to save her life, and in the end you did what was best for the quality of her life, you prevented pain and suffering gave her the gift of "Binkying Free". Sounds like the second vet was very caring through this very painful process as well.

Binky Free Flopsy.
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