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Mallow Bunny Is Still Very Sick

He really wasn't looking any better, so I took him back to the vet today.

Dr. Schwartz is wondering whether it's a bad inner ear infection thing. He also mentioned the possibility of a brain abscess, but he looked into Mallow's eyes and decided that probably wasn't it.

He gave the bun two new medications, a broader-spectrum antibiotic (Baytril) and an anti-inflammatory, and gave him some more fluid. And he gave me the subcutaneous fluid setup to take home, and I just muddled through giving him some for the first time myself.

Dr. Schwartz said that if he doesn't look better in a couple of days, the prognosis is very bad.

Mallow is still eating, but somewhat more slowly. I'm trying to keep him clean, but it's very difficult.

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7veilsphaedra
Jul. 18th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your pet. I hope his troubles clear up.
sanada
Jul. 18th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
;__; Oh no, poor Mallow! I hope he starts feeling better!
snarp
Jul. 18th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Poor bunny. Somehow it's always scarier when little animals like cats and rabbits get sick than big ones like dogs.
smillaraaq
Jul. 18th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
Awwwww, poor baby, and poor you! *hugs* It's encouraging that he's eating and eliminating more or less normally, at least, it's never a good sign when they don't. But it sounds like the dehydration was another symptom/side effect of whatever deeper problem is causing his mobility issues, and that's scary stuff, especially at the little guy's age. Here's hoping the meds help, and you're not too upset about having to do the sub-q fluids!
lawless523
Jul. 18th, 2010 10:27 am (UTC)
I'm sorry he's still not feeling well. All the best to you and Mallow. He wouldn't happen to be from a marsh, would he? Marsh Mallow?
scribblemoose
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
Aw, I hope Mallow feels better soon. Poor bun. *hugs for all*
telophase
Jul. 18th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
lady_ganesh
Jul. 21st, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
::hugs::
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