So Little Bunny Poo Poo has been the latest victim of our bad pet karma this year Since last summer he’s had bouts with GI stasis. This is when a rabbit’s gastrointestinal track gets messed up and they stop pooping and eating. Rabbits always have to eat, otherwise bad stuff happens. He went through another recently, but this one was worse than ever. He also started having pee pee issues. After many expensive tests, it turned out he had a bladder stone the size of a marble. No joke, I saw it on the x-ray. It wasn’t going to solve itself, and medicine wouldn’t help either. It was surgery or permanent sleep. He’s only five years old and rabbits, believe it or not, can live to bet ten years and older. So we opted for the very expensive surgery.
The first few days after I wondered what in the hell I had done to this poor thing. He was clearly not happy. AT ALL. He was a vegetable that just sat there. The vet never told me it would be better to put him down, so I began to think I made the wrong choice. Fortunately around day three he showed improvement. He’s still not 100% better mind you. He still is having damn poop issues. But he’s also on three medications twice a daily, and I’m still force feeding him even though he’s been eating very well on his own. I hope within the next week he’ll be fully back to himself, because let me tell you the corner where his cage is is stinky no matter how many times a day I clean it!
Meanwhile it seems our bad pet karma has ended up with my mom. She had to put down one of her cats this weekend. No more animals are allowed to get sick or die for several years at this point! I have decried it.