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Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 11/22/2010 4:17 AM (9 Replies)
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User is Offline TH004
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11/19/2010 11:28 AM

My baby girl Bunny passed last night. She was diagnosed with GI Stasis 2 weeks ago and after a week, the doc said she was in the clear and we didn't have to worry. That was Saturday. Wednesday night she escaped from her bedroom to come and get kisses. Thursday I came home from work to find her mid-seizure on her side. We made it to the doc who gave her all kinds of shots... but she passed away in my arms.

It is SO hard and I don't know what to do. She was like a child to me. I'd carry her around the house all day. I had her for more than 5 years and she was adopted, so she was likely around 6. What can I do?? I can't eat, sleep... I know it's only been a day, but I keep having visions of her last few minutes, seeing her gasping for air, snuggling into my chest and taking her last breath. It's just so hard... Any advice??

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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11/19/2010 12:18 PM
I am so sorry. It's very painful, and you're experiencing grief which is literally like a punch in the stomach. You will see those images but don't dwell on them. Instead, find some of your favorite photos of her and print them out, then set them around where you are used to seeing her. You will remember her that way and it will be comforting for a while, like a week or two.

Please accept my condolences and know she has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is now pain free. She must have loved and trusted you very much to let you carry her around daily.
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline Sarita
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11/19/2010 1:27 PM
Hugs to you. It sounds like it was a very sad experience for you. I'm sorry you experienced that. I think all you can do is just wait until the shock and sadness passes. Try to keep the good thoughts that you had with her. i know she felt loved and taken care of.

I will light a candle to help Bunny cross the Rainbow Bridge.

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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11/20/2010 2:01 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. (((Hugs)))

(((Binky Free Buns)))
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline jerseygirl
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11/20/2010 5:33 PM
My condolences on the loss of your baby girl. Hopefully now some days have passed, you are beginning to come to terms with this. I was just looking at her pictures in your profile. She was a beauty! She appeared to have some himilayan colouring?

I'm sorry you saw that difficult moment before she passed. Remember though, that was just a small moment in 5 long years that she spent in a loving home. Binky Free Bunny!
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline lashkay
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11/20/2010 9:15 PM
Seeing difficult moments of one's pet's discomfort especially before they pass makes the loss more difficult to bear, I know, I've been there, more than once. I pray you heal from your pain and grief soon and your memories of here focus on the long time of happy moments which vastly outnumber her brief discomfort. She loved you and knew she was loved and her last moment of strength used to snuggle against you. HUGS

User is Offline Lintini
Bay Area, California
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11/21/2010 1:04 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Just think of all your good times together and it makes things easier.


User is Offline Queensbun
Queens, NY
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11/21/2010 3:28 AM
I'm sure Bunny knew she was loved very much. It sounds like you had a very special relationship with Bunny and she was lucky to have you in her life. When my kitty of almost 16 years passed away, I also could not help but replay the last moments of his life at the vet hospital as well as the last 7 months of his illness. I definitely found it helpful to grieve - just let the tears fall - but I also tried to keep somewhat busy. Maybe go away for the weekend? Or since the Thanksgiving holiday is this week, are you visiting family or are people coming over? It will be good to have family & friends around you at this time. I also needed to surround myself with pictures of my beloved kitty. You could do scrapbooking or make a collage with pictures of some of your happy moments with Bunny or create a pet memorial website if you're computer savvy. Just some ideas. In any case, I'm very sorry for your loss and I hope that Bunny will binky free.....

User is Offline TH004
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11/21/2010 4:36 AM
Thank you all so much! Your advice is really helping. I'm making a point to think of the good times and looking up her pictures. That helps. It's still very hard. I do live in my hometown and have lots of family we're visiting for Thanksgiving. My husband has been really good too.

Thank you too lashkay... your post brought tears to my eyes, but made me feel better too.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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11/22/2010 4:17 AM
My condolences on the loss of your sweet friend. I know how hard it is to lose such a beloved bunny.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless
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